Vespertine - The Gaffe of Kahn

It’s like you are a kid seeing Caddyshack for the first time. That sketch is an FTC classic. :grin:

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Warrior: Honestly speaking, the Bjork album is better than the restaurant.

The EaterLA team’s got a piece today…

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:roll_eyes: this feels, uh, a little thin.

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I know, I know, but I would greatly appreciate a TLDR for this.

I started it, skimmed some, and then ran out of steam. The bit I read seems less like an indictment of Khan and more like a story about whether these people thought it was worth it to suffer (or how much it’s worth suffering) for someone else’s artistic vision?

Which is not a shot at the piece! It’s an interesting question, especially as someone who’s worked with some hardass auteur-types in TV…

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I am pretty shocked this merited a story at all, let alone being given the exposé treatment.

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I think that would’ve been a much more interesting angle but it instead reads like an attempted hit - there are too many details that have nothing to do with him being a demanding auteur and everything to do with trying to make him seem like a bad guy (like keeping the restaurant open following news of the former colleague’s death, the roof deck kerfuffle, etc.). And I say this as someone who’s not a particular fan of this restaurant or chef.

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It could maybe have been pared down to several more focused shorter pieces.

The accusations of ADA violations and unpermitted use of the roof seem serious.

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I learned that y’all are a bunch of peacocks.

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I learned that I like beef, truffle, and caviar.

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Jordan Kahn didn’t even let anyone take photos of anything when I went there during the first month of service. How can one be a peacock when photos aren’t even allowed?!

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I wonder if they’re finally carrying through with their plans to take over the old Auburn space (RIP :frowning: ) So strange when they haven’t even re-opened Vespertine for dine-in.

Completely on-brand!

can’t wait to try the life-force healing succulents.

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Love me some ethereal swells at sun fall

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More a bespoke composition at sun~rise guy personally, but to each his own.

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Hoping that the life-force energy has some decent socarrat on the edges…

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This feels as if I’m about to go to the spa.

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