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Winners of different kinds

November 13, 2009

First and foremost, it is time to announce the winner of the movie gift card.  The winner was determined using a highly complex and technical randomizing program (I wrote the names of the commenters on pieces of paper, crumpled them up, put them in a bowl, shook it up, and pulled out a name).  And, congratulations…

Jennifer Barr! 

Jennifer just wants to go out to eat, and this movie gift card won’t really help you with that.  Unless maybe you want to make dinner out of popcorn and Junior Mints. (they are very refreshing, you know!)  Or, maybe a movie will just make the night complete.  Jennifer, I will be contacting you by email so you can collect your prize.

Now, let’s talk about another kind of winner.  Some of you remember my old blog over on Masslive, Valley Victuals.  Way back in September of 2008, I wrote a review of a local restaurant.  You can read it here.  A week or so ago, I got a fresh new comment on that post.  And when I say fresh, well… read for yourself. 

Quite the ill written article by this Jennifer Adams… Neither
persuasive or dissuasive, a very poor selection of words thrown
together to prove your visit to The Bottega Cucina was good or bad?.
Seeing this was written a year or so ago, I do hope your writing has
improved some, but yet a bad writer remains a bad one if he or she
doesn’t fully grasp the Proper English Language. I am responding to
your article for my journey brought me to Massachusetts and I now live
in the area itself. My mate and I decided to try this Bottega Cucina
and to my surprise, It is nothing like you’ve explianed it to be. We
were very welcome to a full house and great service, the restaurant
itself had a home feeling like to it as well. We decided to sit at the
Bar where the great magic of watching the chef prepare different
entrees as well as our food made me more interested to ask about where
they get the local produce and farm grown vegetables. Chef Phil was
very informative about a couple of different farmers markets and how
important it was to the restaurant to be a part of CISA. There really
isn’t any harm in asking and getting to know your cook. You seem to
think it should have been written? I haven’t been to a restaurant that
posted where they have ever gotten any produce on the ordering menu
which by the way was very well put. The antique style paper menus had
nothing but a very large selection of wonderful dishes listed nicely.
Why were the menus suppose to be laminated? All in all Jen dear, our
experience was a great one. Talking to the chef, his brother Josh, also
a sous chef and front of the house supervisor, and Steve who is a front of the                                                                            house server, were a very pleasant trio to get to know this past
weekend. I highly recommend The Bottega Cucina to anyone looking for a
great authentic Italian Dish!

Well, now, isn’t that special.  Thank you, whoever you are for your awesome lesson on the Proper English Language and for the laughs. 


6 Comments leave one →
  1. karma permalink
    November 13, 2009 7:54 pm

    This second kind of winner is the winner in the sarcastic sense? That was stretching it a bit for a segue! 😉

    • November 14, 2009 6:33 pm

      Umm… yeah, I really didn’t think it was that much of a stretch… I mean, don’t you read that and think, wow, what a winner??

  2. November 15, 2009 4:13 pm

    Lesson #1
    When one is going to criticize another’s use of “Proper English Language” one should always edit for grammatical errors in one’s own critical writing piece, or else one presents him or herself as a dumbass.

  3. Leigh G permalink
    November 17, 2009 10:19 am

    It was probably a relative of one of the owners or one of the owners themselves that wrote it!!

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