I actually posted this to Yelp, but then I thought about it and realized that I should've turned to CH first. :-) Check me out at http://sappidus.yelp.com if you need any reassurances about my eating cred...
"too long, won't read" version: I have an extra seat for the Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare on May 31 (a Thursday), 7pm. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want it.
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"too long" version: A few weeks ago, I was feeling flush after winning a small cash prize at a trivia competition of sorts, and I decided, "With this free money, I will finally book my spot at Brooklyn Fare!" When I called, though, I was told, sorry, they don't do parties of 1 (or 3, oddly enough). "Reserve me for 2, then!!" I said in a burst of ill-conceived enthusiasm.
After I hung up, the enormity of what I'd done hit me. See, while I have plenty of dining companions for my usual eating out (as any glance at my Yelp reviews will reveal), Brooklyn Fare is another animal. I couldn't think of anyone among my friends who'd be willing to shell out the price of its admission.
But I am NOT dropping this reservation, dammit.
Thus I turn to you, Yelp. Have you been itching to sit at Cesar Ramirez's counter but were never willing to hit "redial" for 45 minutes to actually land the spot? This is your chance to squeeze yourself in. Oh, sure, you may have to make some strained conversation with a total stranger, i.e., me, but I hope that even a cursory look at my Yelpings will show that I'm not an unreasonable convive. Besides, there'll be the food to concentrate on.
Again, the resy is at 7pm on 5/31. E-mail at email@example.com if you think you can convince me you're the right person for this