If the question was “Where is the most Iowa City place to eat?” or “Where is the greasiest?” or “Where is the place to get crappy service or be ignored?” then you would be correct, Adam. But the question was “Where is the best?”. Bluebird.
Next, three-Michelin-star having chef Grant Achatz and his Alinea partner Nick Kokonas’s newest restaurant, employs a new system for booking tables: tickets. Dinners book tables at the restaurant like they would seats for the theater or a football game: bought ahead, non-refundable.
But, according toThe New York Times in February:
[…]if the baby sitter cancels or the girlfriend doesn’t feel like going out, it can’t be canceled. It can, however, be sold, scalped or bartered. “We are very interested to see what that secondary market might bring,” said Mr. Kokonas, who devised the system.
Sounds like reselling tickets at higher-than-face value, like this offer to sell tickets to the six-seat chef’s table for $2,500 OBO on Craigslist, is OK, right?
But over on Next’s Facebook page, severalposts from the restaurant say the staff is banning users who attempt to scalp the tickets.
So, which is it? And if Next is requiring people to buy upfront, and refusing to allow diners to sell the tickets back or sell then at anything but face value or a loss, is that fair?
1. Ben & Jerry’s Clusterfluff 2. Ben & Jerry’s Late Night Snack 3. Reese’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cups 4. Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup 5. Ben & Jerry’s Maple Blondie 6. Valentini Guava 7. Ben & Jerry’s Red Velvet Cake 8. Blue Bunny Super Chunky Cookie Dough 9. Publix Premium Strawberry Shortcake 10. Edy’s Thin Mint
I’m afraid that my romantic relationship has turned into a gloves-off stunt-eating competition.
Wait, did I say afraid? Sorry. I meant delighted.
I hoping this means Rommie woke up every 2.4 hours (possibly more often since this is just a top 10) to eat ice cream, sorta like feeding a newborn baby.