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Restaurant Reviews

Since the restaurant review bar to the right of this is getting pretty long, I decided to start uploading all my reviews to Yelp!  I only joined because there’s how Molly organizes our book club.  Anyhow, it’ll be a good way to store all of the reviews Dies and I have done, especially after we attended a food writing workshop put up by the Gothamist at McNally Robinson Bookstore last weekend.  Incidentally, the only thing the workshop taught us was that we suck compared to other people…

Read the reviews here.

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One Response

  1. since you both dine out far more than i do — and at much more interesting, off the beaten track places — i am going to be sure to check out your reviews!

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