Matthew Stadler, "writer in residence for the Ripe culinary complex", gave an interview to the Portland Mercury. Here is a choice snippet, talking about the Back Room Discussions at Ripe: MERCURY: You leave room for improvisation.Yeah, and in fact, the sort of key element is a commitment to not know much ahead of time—to actually arrive there interested, and not with a … [Read more...] about More Matthew Stadler, “writer in residence for the Ripe culinary complex”
I know it seems like I keep picking on the Ripe group, but to tell the truth, the things they come up with are so silly I just can't help it. If the food wasn't darn good, I wouldn't bother, but I think they can take a little poking.As you may have read, Ripe now has a "Writer in Residence" named Matthew Stadler. He writes in a rather pompous, overbearing fashion. One of … [Read more...] about More on Gotham Tavern’s Table Cards – Now with Examples!
I really wasn't going to say anything. It seems to me they have been given enough publicity. Then someone pointed out they need a break from the tragedy going on in the South. Six other readers emailed similar thoughts. So, with a few accompanying comments from your editor, here is part of the latest publicity email from (you guessed it) --- Ripe/Gotham. Occasional essays will … [Read more...] about Gotham Tavern Hires House Writer to Compose Table Cards