On May 22, Eater NY reported on John Tesar’s departure from Fishtail. Later in the day, they ran one of the comments below the post as a “Comment of the Day.” The quote, a smear job on Fishtail’s David Burke, was written by a blogger who signed in as John Tesar. No biggie until The Village Voice picked up the quote and ran with it as an actual Tesar comment.(second graph) Yow. Zah.
I’ve heard many a tale about Mr. Tesar’s spicy language. (I’m not throwing any stones here.) Today the Village Voice has an interview with the chef John Tesar, who denies being the blogger John Tesar.
I’ll say one thing—no matter where or how he goes, Tesar’s always in a cloud of smoke. Like Pigpen in Peanuts.