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October 25, 2010

Contest #3 -- Christopher Kimball in Mobtown

pizzaIn Contest #3, you were asked to imagine Christopher Kimball's "Cooks Illustrated" editorial after a year of his relocation from his beloved Vermont to Baltimore.

What was I thinking? 

I promise promise promise that I will make the weekly contest into an actually fun and contestable thing beginning this Wednesday

Hey, but you know, what -- the two entries we got for Contest #3 have me regretting nien rien <good grief!>

The piece by clairecarton was amazing, and, fortunately, it was over the maximum length, which makes declaring theminxs entry the winner a whole lot easier.

Congratulations, theminx!

Come back Wednesday for Contest #4. PLEASE.



Posted by Richard Gorelick at 11:22 AM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Contest


Umm -- so what is the "suitable prize" that theminx will receive?

I want it to be special, and Kimballesque, and weird. I've been on Ebay for hours

Oh, and if you're channeling Edith Piaf, you should be regretting rien, not nien (which sounds like something best left for the Germans in occupied Paris).

ugh! I "nien" was in the Times puzzle the other day, which is why....oh, I am trays embarrysant!

A prize? You want a prize? Here's your prize. First prize - set of steak knives. Second prize - you're fired! Now get out there and sell. You, over there, coffee is for closers.

@Blake -- A.B.C.

Sessa? Is that you, Sessa? What are you doing out here? This meeting is for closers. Get back in your office, editor boy. Mitch and Murray paid good money for your ledes. You can't sell these ledes, then hit the bricks pal.

You just cost me $6,000. $6,000 and one Cadillac. That's right. What are you going to do about it? ... Whoever told you that you could work with men? I'm going downtown to talk to Mitch and Murray!

OK Sessa we get it, you know Glengary Glen Ross lines. Good Job. Now go fix your old blog, its got a few lights out.

@Anon -- "How can you talk to me that way? I work here! I didn't come here to be mistreated!"


I am tired of your caterwallin' and fussin' Mr. Anon. We all know why Sam Sessa isn't at his old blog no more. I'll tell you. Because the rent's too damn high!

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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