Ever wonder how to get "the real deal" in ethnic restaurants?

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MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
2013/08/12 10:47:05
This is a vastly entertaining, practical, and informative presentation on this:
  
 
  
Among the many topics discussed are how to access "the secret menu" and why (the food and value reasons) one should avoid restaurants with too many beautiful women as customers!
 
Enjoy!
 
 
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2014/10/28 07:19:45
Mosca
Filet Mignon
Re:Ever wonder how to get "the real deal" in ethnic restaurants? 2013/08/12 20:38:43
Yeah, 49 minute long video. Can you give the short version?
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Ever wonder how to get "the real deal" in ethnic restaurants? 2013/08/13 09:41:41
Sure.  Here you go:
  
https://tylercowensethnicdiningguide.com/?page_id=2393
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2014/10/28 07:21:25
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Ever wonder how to get "the real deal" in ethnic restaurants? 2013/08/13 10:25:14
This is what I've been needing for a while. The food scene here in Austin is awesome but sometimes just deciding where to eat can get very tiresome. I do not like to eat with all the hipsters and avoid trendy places so this goes over very well for me. I'm going to start checking out the strip malls.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Ever wonder how to get "the real deal" in ethnic restaurants? 2013/08/13 12:07:40
Indeed!  But I do wish someone would listen to Professor Cowen's presentation; really, it is quite fascinating. 
 
BTW: more than 1/2 the video is Q&A.
 
FYI:  Tyler's vocation is as a Professor of Economics.  His avocation is adventurous dining and writing about it with no "schtik or agenda".
Mosca
Filet Mignon
Re:Ever wonder how to get "the real deal" in ethnic restaurants? 2013/08/14 23:32:49
Thanks, Jim! The expanded article is here.

Good stuff. I don't watch many videos any more. I don't know why, my attention span has shrunk to that of a fly.
tairoylance112
Junior Burger
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Re:Ever wonder how to get "the real deal" in ethnic restaurants? 2014/10/26 12:03:48
An important criterion for these rankings is authenticity. According to Ewing, a restaurant offering a certain national cuisine should serve food that someone  of that background would both "recognize and appreciate.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Ever wonder how to get "the real deal" in ethnic restaurants? 2014/10/28 07:29:51
A spammer reopened this thread.
 
Good!
 
Check out Dr. Cowen's video. 
 
Truly, it is both interesting and entertaining.
eruby
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Ever wonder how to get "the real deal" in ethnic restaurants? 2014/10/28 08:38:57
MetroplexJim
Sure.  Here you go:
 
https://tylercowensethnicdiningguide.com/?page_id=2393


Here is a link to the expanded text of Tyler Cowen's two minute video in the link above.
 
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/05/six-rules-for-dining-out/308929/?single_page=true