Chowhound is a forum for consumers to trade chow info, not a vehicle to forge relationships with chefs in order to garner free yum-yums and special treatment. Such use warps our gravitational field and works against the spirit of independent, unbiased consumer opining we strive for here.
The rapidly escalating attempts to use our forum to curry personal favor with Josie are a misuse of our forum. And the snarling responses (by those who've previously curried such favor) to any criticism of this restaurant (or those attempting to shmooze it) are equally inappropriate.
Myriad undiscovered treasures await our exploration and appreciation. Josie is, by all accounts, wonderful, and her wonderfulness has been aptly and very thoroughly cataloged here...130 postings in the past month alone. It's enough. Time to move on.