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Old 07-28-2017, 12:45 PM
 
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bingo. this place had real nice decor, halogen lighting, the whole deal:


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How often does this occur?? Maybe 1 in a 1000 trendy places, vs. 1 in 100 run-down places..

To me renovated means the owners care about my business and providing a quality product. What happens if you go to a job interview unshowered and unshaved? It's amazing how dense people are that they don't get this fundamental principle that appearances matter...
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Old 07-28-2017, 01:12 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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How often does this occur?? Maybe 1 in a 1000 trendy places, vs. 1 in 100 run-down places..

To me renovated means the owners care about my business and providing a quality product. What happens if you go to a job interview unshowered and unshaved? It's amazing how dense people are that they don't get this fundamental principle that appearances matter...
Am not sure what you're going on and on about. Can tell you, just about every place I eat at looks just fine. How many hole-in-the-wall places can there be when the rents keep climbing? With new tenants come renovations. Outdoor vendors aren't going to have luxury trucks or whatever. It's food from a truck that is *cheap*. Rarely if ever patronize such places, but everyone does what works for them. Don't like such places, DON'T EAT AT THEM!
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:12 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure all the awesome NYC dives I like have even more rats.
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:23 PM
 
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I haven't read through this, but I'd imagine the best feature of these restaurants you claim as horrible is that they keep the instagram culture away? Sorry, but the last thing people should be doing in restaurants is taking twee pictures of their food for the world to see. It's obnoxious and reeks of first world privilege. I like to go in, eat, and leave. Why do people need to make a giant narcissistic scene about it now!?
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Old 07-28-2017, 04:02 PM
 
Location: New York
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How often does this occur?? Maybe 1 in a 1000 trendy places, vs. 1 in 100 run-down places..

To me renovated means the owners care about my business and providing a quality product. What happens if you go to a job interview unshowered and unshaved? It's amazing how dense people are that they don't get this fundamental principle that appearances matter...
No it means the owner cares about the APPEARANCE of a restaraunt.

To use your analogy.... a person shows up at an interview. They look great and are neat and dressed well. They have an IQ of 40.

The next candidate comes in. They have clothes that are not trendy. They may be even a little bit out of date. But they are clean. They are MENSA.

You may be bringing your transplant sentiments with you, but there is an art to finding near Mitchlen restaraunts that look like dives. New Yorkers care about the quality of the food, first and foremost.

I have eaten at many "pretty" places where the food was extremely meh; with a price that did not justify the meh.

I'm also a person who won't pay high prices for meh food just because the place looks pretty on the outside. Its the quality of the FOOD that counts first and foremost.

Maybe you and I have different definitions of unrenovated. Unrenovated does not mean dirty and unclean. It just means that the decor has not been updated. I won't eat in a place that smells like they haven't clean the grills or the oils (all places use them) in centuries. It makes me cough and suffocate.
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