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What is Chowish or not Chowish?

ArrabiatoFormaggio | Jun 5, 2003 01:00 PM

What is this board about? I was under the impression that Chowhounds have disdain for Foodies, have a love for the extraordinary, seek value, and know the new thing before it is the new thing. I wish now to pick on some people for examples . . .

Is the posting ‘Ambrosia/Saint’ Chowish or just competent review? Are the restaurants precluded from Chow-worthiness by virtue of their status in the Foodies world? Are they a ‘find, exceedingly good, or a deal’? Is the 411 on Mike’s complete? More importantly, do we care about a mis-ordered mediocre “burro at the Mexican place in Union Sq.”?

What about the Scooperbowl! ? Remove the charity and it is neither a find, a value, or unique.

While a competent review of the Independent, is it Chowish? I do not see anything unique about the post or the restaurant besides the bad service. Perhaps it belongs under a previous Independent review?

I find the review of Bukowski’s Chowish. Decent and real food served up hot, fresh, and ridiculously inexpensive – if you go before 8PM during the week. What puts Bukowski’s into Chowhound territory is magnitude of quality beers served correctly for very reasonable prices.

Or check out CALLING ALL HOUNDS for insight on how to enjoy Blu without breaking the bank. The post perfectly captures the Chowhound manifesto: superb eats, and value by ordering technique.

Or check out pretty much any GalleyGirl post.

Should Chowhound posts should be constrained to unique experiences or should it continue to become a site of restaurant reviews not unlike CitySearch or Boston.com? Or maybe, does it matter?

(I am former partner in an ongoing restaurant concern not in the North East and posted an only somewhat chowish review under JCH.)

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