nothing to do with Dirt Candy, just the old obligatory food picture
Yo lady! You seem rad! You’re a friend of my friend farmer Jessica, and we all went to the same cooking school! I’ve been excited to try your super-rad looking restaurant! We even have the same magical induction stove (and I also had to send mine back twice –they truly are insanely finicky)! I fucking adore your restaurant name!! I sorta want to change my middle name from Pauline to Dirt Candy, FOR REALS! Vegetables, I get ya.
But this, come on now. This is the kind of stuff you say to your bestest veggie friends, the people you trust to understand the context in which you are speaking, one of love and concern and care. The kind of stuff you say winkingly after a couple of Manhattans to your true BFFs.
Don’t say shit like you’ve been saying to reporters! They misunderstand your care and concern, you know? Your essential trying-to-make-a-larger-point-ness.
Lets stick together, lady!
And plus, you’re just flat out wrong! “All vegetarian restaurants are horrible”? You’re lumping Pukk and Hangawi and Millennium and Pure Food and Wine in there with Dojo and Kate’s Joint and Whole Earth Bakery and Caravan? That’s just wack.
Also, just a warning: don’t you know that vegans are the most intensely loyal restaurant patrons you’ll ever find? We are also crazyass gossipers, and NEVER forget a grudge. Vegans can make or break restaurants, especially NYC ones! We have networks!
I know you’re trying super hard to appeal to the giant nonvegan food press and restaurant going public, but this is all going to backfire on you. And I don’t want it to, because you look like you’re an absolutely amazing chef and I want to go to your restaurant forever.
You can do better!
(And also, not to be annoying, but you were the first “chef” at Teany? I ADORE Teany, but my friend, sandwich making does not a chef make. The BLT is lovely, but STILL.)