Monica Pope

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  • 16 years ago

    Hospitality should have nothing to do with the hospital; accidents shouldn't happen. But sometimes, even at the best of restaurants, bad things happen to good customers. And like an I Love Lucy episode, bad just gets worse. Below are a few of the ...

  • 16 years ago

    To design my first restaurant, I hired an artist. Who shall remain nameless. The Quilted Toque, as he envisioned it, would be a beautiful place, minimalist and colorful, $egrave; la the work of Mexican architect Luis Barragan. I loved the idea. I ...

  • 17 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Most people, when they find out that I'm a chef, respond, "Oh, how exciting" or "That must be interesting." I usually just let my silence stand for a yes. I never know whether they have time to hear just how exciting or interesting the restaurant ...

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