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Ken Hoffman | Feb 26, 2003 09:09 AM

Watched "Dinner Rush" on DVD last night and really enjoyed it. It takes place in a Tribeca restaurant run by a an aging wise guy whose son has become the "chef-de-jour" in New York's competitive retaurant scene. The story plays out on two fronts: in the frenetic, cramped kitchen and the only slightly less cramped, frenetic seating area and bar of the restaurant. It is not an academic discourse on food preparation or philosophy but an intense slice of life portrayal of this very stressed out business
and the impact it has on its players. It is great fun to watch the chaos in the kitchen that through some kind of oraganic alchemy, results in heavenly plates
being rushed up a narrow flight of stairs to the hoards anxiously waiting a taste what New York's latest star has to offer. Highly recommended.

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