Thursday, July 29, 2010

Man v. Food follow-up

So I watched the Man v. Food in Islip show. I wonder how he picks those three places out of all the restaurants on Long Island.

I said I never heard of the Port Royal Grille on Main Street in Islip. Watching the show last night I found out why. Chunky was walking down Main Street, and when I saw Tellers in the background I realized, oh shit, Port Royal had taken over Island BBQ & Grille, which I had reviewed. That's a shame, though the place wasn't very good. I wouldn't want to be in the restaurant biz.

Port Royal's "The Captain's Blog" says that Man v. Food visited around April 30th. Fun quote:
What really shocked me was how the ladies were into this guy...This guy basically looks like I did before I had 5 kids and got seriously fat.
Yeah, uh, I don't think the ladies were interested because of his looks. I would imagine (read:  sarcasm) it has something to do with the fact he has a TV show.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dockers Bragging about Celebs

The very lovely Britta Lofgren of Guest of a Guest Hamptons has posted a story about Dockers' (in East Quogue) habit of bragging about the celebs who eat there and asks if it's an invasion of their privacy to do that.

Read it here.

My take:  whether it's an invasion of privacy or not, it's probably not very smart if Dockers wants celebs to keep going there. I'm sure celebs and their friends and personal assistants talk, and they may begin to see Dockers as a place to avoid.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Man v. Food in Islip

Wednesday (July 28) on The Travel Channel will be Man v. Food at the Port Royal Grille on Main Street in Islip. He will also be at Ciao Baby and International Delight Café. Gee, it would have been nice to know he was coming since I'm a big fan of the show.

I hate to admit I've never heard of the Port Royal Grille, and have not been to Main Street in Islip for a while, but, good for them, this episode will probably keep them in business for a few years.