Monday, September 13, 2010

Food Matters - A Chilling Experience

Update: So, one of the Blogging rules is that you're not supposed to take down content - you're supposed to append to it. That way, the entire record is there for all to see. Screw the rules.

This used to be a post that recounted an incident I had over at Food Matters, in Alexandria. While true, it wasn't a nice post.

I got an e-mail from the owner of the restaurant explaining the situation behind the story and suggesting that I was hurting their business. Which I probably was (though, I'm kind of flattered she thinks my blog has that kind of impact). Sure, I was trying to be clever, funny and maybe make a point or two about customer service - but it just wasn't worth doing it at their expense.

So, please, go enjoy Food Matters - they are people who obviously passionate about running a good business. Let's just leave it at that.


  1. I am too curious... you have to re-post it!

  2. Alas, I got too snarky for my own good. In the end, it wasn't worth risking hurting someone (a waiter, a restaurant) over something that wasn't really important.

    But, if I go better believe I'm writing a fair review ;-).

  3. I get the whole "update, don't delete" blog issue thrown at me too.

    My response is and continues to be, "I'm not the official curator of the world or even a corner of it. This is my space, and I'll edit, delete or append to my heart's content."

    Somehow this beautiful, free-form way expression mode became a place for rules.


  4. Well put George.

    I'm all for order and a Permanent Record. Until I'm not ;-).