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The Kitchen InkWow! I guess the more photos you have, the less you have to write ["Chef Tats," by Katharine Shilcutt, April 15]. Bravo. As the months drag on, the ads pile up and the articles disappear. Was it really so expensive to subscribe to Tom Tomorrow and Ask a Mexican? You should check out some other big-city weeklies like The Stranger in Seattle, The Mercury in Portland and, of course, The Village Voice. They balance their ad space with entertaining editorial. You are almost composed entirely of advertisements, and the few articles you have discuss tattoos and losing sports teams.
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HoustonOnline readers weigh in: Tattoo gripe: I think an article about tats and chefs is silly. But my main gripe is the lack of good ink. I think I saw two or three decent tats, but the rest look like crap. This is your main article for the week?
Just like any other medium, cooking is an art. It doesn't shock me in the least to find out those creative souls are tatted up. Thanks for the great story! I'd love to see more pics of their tats.
Jason and Luigi's
Online readers weigh in on "Classic Combo," by Jason Kerr, April 15: I'm sorry, Jason: I'm sure you're a nice guy, but boy, I miss Robb Walsh. This review reads like a high-school essay. I've been able to discover so many wonderful restaurants reading the Dining reviews in the Press. I hope those days have not come to a close.Houston Chronicle's Alison Cook defects as well. Anyway, go ahead and splurge. Throw some real money out there and invest in a qualified food critic.
MoosecackGood one: Thanks for highlighting the best pizza inside the Loop! The owners and staff are super-friendly. It's nice they're getting good press.
CarrieUm: Who the hell is this Kerr guy, and why should I spend my money based on his opinion? Robb Walsh had street cred. Kerr's first review is of a pizza joint — spaghetti and meatballs and, oh yes, pizza. Wow, I'm impressed! Way to go, Houston Press.
Sandy Davis@Sandy Davis: Robb Walsh went out of his way to find eateries that served expensive dishes of steak and seafood and $1.75 barbacoa tacos from a taco truck on Fondren. What difference does it make if Jason Kerr's first review is of a pizza shop? Maybe you should go to Luigi's. You might like it.
Tea Party in the Park
Online readers comment on "A Day at Discovery Green with the Tea Partiers," Hair Balls blog, by Craig Hlavaty, April 16:One thousand people? And no discernible message* whatsoever??? Pfft. Fuck 'em. That's less people in attendance than you'd reasonably expect to get at a free junior high dance recital at Miller Outdoor Theatre on a Tuesday night.
Why are we supposed to take these clowns seriously again? Can we go back to ignoring crazy people now?
*No discernible message that they can put on a sign publicly without being denounced as bigots, that is.
Mr. HappyQuestion: Where were these people during Bush? Oh yeah, that's right, they were fine with him bailing out companies and starting two wars. It's merely a coincidence that they discovered how to protest once a black man is elected president.
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