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Bruno's Blue Pencil

JeffB | Aug 23, 2002 01:29 PM

Pat Bruno's an OK critic, I guess. Someone has to go to the 50th Lalo's and the 3d Weber Grill to tell the masses what to expect. However, I feel I must meet pedantry with pedantry today. In reviewing his latest report, on Bob Chinn's Chicago, he questioned the logic of offering "mostacolli [sic]" on the seafood house's menu. I would temper Mr. Bruno's apparent delight in spotting menu misspellings with my documentation of a few zingers he recently slipped past the editors and typesetters at the local tabloid. Last Friday, in his review of Lalo's, Mr. Bruno applied the Italian convention for pluralization to the Spanish for "apples and oranges," coining the phrase "manzane y naranje." Today, in the shadow of his Chinn's review, Pat repeatedly uses the term "ropa viejo" to describe the Cuban dish ropa vieja (note the feminine agreement) at Mar y Sol. My point being, lighten up. (I BTW have no standing to criticize, nor have I editors, typesetters or a spell-check function.)

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