Someone called Ryan an idiot? She’s lucky. A reader took issue with my review of Michael Anthony’s Fine Dining and e-mailed me a zinger. She called me a “drunk…who can’t tell the difference between a fake and a real Prada.” (Silly girl, they all look the same after 3 glasses of wine.) I’ll share with you:
Your review of Michael Anthony’s In Southlake, left me gasping for air. I never thought that D magazine would stoop so low as to become a rag newspaper.
It is quite obvious to the reader that you were either very drunk, or very angry at the world before you walked into that establishment. My family and I frequent Michael Anthony’s at least once or twice a week. Never and I mean never have we experienced any of the garbage that you said was displayed that night. The wait staff couldn’t be more professional (even filling the water glasses to annoyance). However I don’t recall any wait staff ever recommending any wine. Usually that privilege is give to Mr. Jeff Armand, who by the way ,is the general manager. Secondly the wait staff has never said ya ‘all anytime I have ever been there. They are most pleasant and courteous and again professional. As far as wait staff gathering around or buzzing all over the place. I would then assume the place was very busy and must have had a good night.That’s probably why you had to wait 45 minutes for a table. In addition at no time during any of my visits did you hear any commotion from the kitchen. I.e. dropping plates or jerking around in position as you say. Each chef has his own place and does his own thing. It’s an open kitchen and usually very quiet.
You mentioned that you were once a kitchen employee. Perhaps a dish washer as it is obvious you can’t do anything else or know anything about running a restaurant.
However the most disturbing part of this review was your attack to the community of south lake. Since you obviously haven’t been around people that are well educated or live upscale you just didn’t know how to handle it and became intimidated. The menu states to refrain from using a cell phone, not that you cant use one…perhaps if you were in a right state of mind you would not have had to eve dropped on someone else’s conversation. In either case what’s it to you? You obviously can’t distinguish between a real or fake prada: but again what’s it to you? You gave the people of SouthLake a bad taste of you and your magazine which has now been down graded to a rag newspaper of whose who and you cant be ranked among them.
I also doubt that anyone was smoking as smoking is not allowed in this restaurant. My only conclusion is that you were drunk or mad at the world and took your anger out on this establishment.
I suggest your bosses either send someone out to review this restaurant again and fire your ass for not only insulting people but for not being able to give an honest review. I am sure the community of Southlake will read this and some action needs to be taken. Like a BIG apology. How dare you …If I was the owner I would have thrown you out on your drunken ass instead of escorting you out.