Alex, I'll take, "Name That LA Blogger" for $400


#1

I know this is probably not too difficult but it is fun, the blogger is describing the beef tartare at a new LA restaurant: “The tartar was one of the more beef-forward preparations I’ve had, with the springy, supple steak well conveyed, augmented by the presence of egg yolk while breadcrumbs gave up a much appreciated crunchiness.”


#2

???

They must be young because they still have the ‘fill the page’ college essay mentality.

Also, how could TarTare NOT be Beef Forward?!

–Dommy!


#3

Very well conveyed, Dommy.


#4

Ouch.

#TellingItLikeItIs


#5

Who is KevinEats?


#6

!!Daily Double Double!!


#7

At Esters, he found the corn nuts to be, “a corn-forward presentation that conveyed that classic CornNuts flavor profile.”


#8

You know, I appreciate this blogger b/c he eats (all the time) at places I can’t (and won’t be able to ever) afford; it’s nice to live vicariously. And, as much as you can tell from a blog, he seems like a nice enough guy.

But sometimes the language is… difficult… and distinctive.


#9

I agree 100% - his is a very restaurant-forward restaurant blog. It gives me many good ideas where I may want to go or care to avoid. I just can’t help trying to help some of the redundant redundancies.


#10

What the fuck is this fucking forward shit about ???

Am I missing something here ???

As in I really like a reverse beef tartare ???


#11

It is what it is


#12

You are missing nothing, I think. None of us are quite sure how beef tartare could or would be anything other than… beefy.


#13

@CiaoBob: is that a joke? :frowning: Maybe he works in an industry where they used “-forward” a lot?


#14

CiaoBob, LOL! That corn nuts quote is classic! :laughing:

Seriously I can’t really read KevinEats too much… it’s too pretentious for my tastes. :stuck_out_tongue:

Also it’s clear he reviews a lot of places where he gets free meals or press/invite-only events, so it’s hard to take his glowing reviews too seriously as well.


#15

The breadth, volume and selections of beer is, perhaps, even more amazing than more than the formidable number of restaurants,and dishes he gets to.
I think it should be called kevinburps.


#16

LOL!! Honesty, I had no idea (and am recovering from college intern time) I didn’t read many blogs (none now) but am familiar with his. Lovely photos, but many times I’ve been fooled by lovely photos and gotten a really gross but BEAUTIFUL Tartare.

–Dommy!


#17

KevinEats not too be confused with kevin for fucking crying out loud.


#18

I’ve made a drinking game from kevineats’ reviews:

You must drink every time he uses the phrase “on point”.
You must drink every time he uses the phrase “flavor profile”.
You must drink every time he describes a taste “playing off/against” one another.
Everyone must drink if he gives a positive review to an eatery.

Guaranteed to get everybody “properly smashed”…


#19

He’s a friend of a friend. From the few times I’ve talked to him, he seems like a nice guy; working in the finance sector, I believe. But his writing can be a bit repetitive at times (heck, I think we’re all guilty of that every now and then).


#20

Glad we got that fucking straightened out .