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Thursday, November 15, 2007

This is, um, different...

Hungry? Think you could dine at Modern Toilet? This is a picture of the dessert... This article made my stomach turn, and I'm not usually bothered by stuff like that.


at 10:18 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks alot, Nicci. You got anthing better to do than try to offend your readers. Maybe when something turns your stomach you might just keep it to yourself!

at 10:46 PM Blogger WestEnder said...

She clearly stated that the article was a stomach-turner but you still went ahead and read it. Why are you blaming her?

I think this is one of those places where your chances of visiting decrease by 5% every year after 30.

at 12:54 AM Blogger Schottzie03 said...

I don't think I would eat there, but I liked reading about it.

Will they be franchising? They may want to call it Ye Modern Toilette so they'll fit in the mall scene.

at 8:09 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband is a health inspector, trust me when I say that this is nothing compared to the conditions of food establishments we have ALL eaten at! If this place is clean and has a well maintained kitchen it is better than most, no matter what shape container the food comes in......

at 9:06 AM Blogger WestEnder said...

Anon 8:09 is right... a friend of mine was a health inspector and said the same thing. I used to ask her for the inside scoop on kitchens.

One thing I remember is that one can't always judge the kitchen from the decor/ambience. For example, Alabama Fish Bar in OTR was one of the consistently cleanest places in the city.

OTOH, I was leaving Wild Ginger in Hyde Park and saw a food preparer sneeze into the vegetables he was cutting.

at 9:40 AM Blogger Nicci King said...

Being married to a health inspector must be FASCINATING! Can you share any horror stories? Anything that had your honey walking in the door after work like, "You will never believe what I saw today..." You don't have to name names or compromise his livelihood! :)

at 10:15 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nicci wins a date with Anthony Bourdain.

at 1:26 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will say this we only go out to eat if my husband knows the owner/chef of a place...there are many well run and super clean kitchens in the area...but certainly not all..and as one of the other posters said some of the places you THINK would be filthy are actually some of the cleanest.
One of the kitchens had been using fryer grease that was over two months old without being changed( it SHOULD be changed daily)...
There was one place that served cole slaw after an employee had shredded his knuckle (blood and all) into the cabbage mixture....
Here is my tip....remember this....if a place has a lot of flies...I leave the second I walk in....as maggots are the larva stage of flies....
For the most part hubby does not share the worst of what he finds...and I have to say thank god I love to cook!

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