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Mark Slater

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  1. When I worked there, the more scantily clad locals couldn't understand why I couldn't turn off the air-conditioning in a crowded restaurant on a hot night. Air-conditioning has been around for more than 100 years. Don't you think if you're going to wear your best wife-beater out to dinner, complaining about the cool air might make you look like a clueless jerk.
  2. All Purpose and Unconventional Diner are my go to lunch spots, both easily under $35. Buttercream Bakery for dessert.
  3. My first one was not pleasant. They were stingy with the sedation. The doctor couldn't navigate the peritoneum so they ordered a "virtual colonoscopy". Equally as uncomfortable.
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    Wine For Wedding Reception

    Keep in mind that a case of wine = 60 glasses.
  5. Corduroy Bar is closed tonight due to a private party. 5/22/18
  6. It's a really great place for lunch. Not crowded and quiet, the food comes quickly. The lunch menu has so many good things on it.
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    Building a Wall between the USA and Mexico

    Be careful. The simpletons that think a wall is a viable solution might get offended.
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    German Restaurants

    Thomas Hauck, quoted in the article, was sous chef at Citronelle for several years.
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    Have a nice lunch at Le Relais de Margaux. Surrounded by chateaux in a Michelin star setting. Make sure to have dinner at La Tupina off of Quaie de la Monaie. It's a fancy bistro with a huge hearth at the front door and an amazing collection of vintage Armagnacs. They will try to sell you one from your birth year. While looking at the menu, ask for Le Bloc de Foie Gras. It comes with crusty bread that is slathered with duck fat and grilled. Make sure to get out of town and visit St. Emilion. It is the prettiest town in the area. Bordeaux is a major city with many medieval buildings still preserved. The center city is mostly pedestrian zoned. There are beautiful parks and a cool modern street car system.
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    The Bias Against "Local" Wines

    I'm a big fan of Peay. Their Sonoma Coast Chardonnay has beautiful smoky oak texture. Have you tried their line called Cep? Very high quality at half the price of Peay.