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Old 04-14-2008, 08:40 AM   #1
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"I Heard They Shaved A Gorilla" - Reviews & Pix - COMPLETED Post # 155

About the title:
It's from the Simpsons episode "New Kid on the Block". Near the end of the episode, Homer has settled his false advertising lawsuit against The Frying Dutchman all-u-can eat restaurant. He is seen on display sitting in front of a big window, gobbling food, while the passers by outside watch. Captain McAllister's advertising calls him 'Bottomless Pete. Nature's cruelest mistake', and his sales pitch is 'Come for the freak. Stay for the food'. As Homer is devouring food at an alarming rate, one of the astonished onlookers makes the comment 'I heard they shaved a gorilla'.



After my 2007 dining reviews, I learned a few important lessons:

1 - Many DIS'ers have a quirky sense of humor, like I do.
2 - Some of you enjoy obscure Simpsons references.
3 - People like pictures with the dining reviews.

So, after squeezing in an unexpected April 2008 trip, I will be offering up my reviews of the following eateries (though the order may change as I go):

Il Mulino - (Post # 18)
Bistro de Paris - Part One (Post # 43)
Bistro de Paris - Part Two (Post # 44)
Flying Fish - Part One (Post # 81)
Flying Fish - Part Two (Post # 82)
Rainforest Cafe (lunch) - (Post # 73)
Raglan Road (lunch) - (Post # 138)
Fresh (breakfast) - (Post # 60)
The Fountain (dinner) - (Post # 66)
Crystal Palace (lunch) - (Post # 118)

Next up: Il Mulino
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Robert P's April 2008 Dining Reviews: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1791298
Robert P's Fall 2007 Dining Reviews: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1630586

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Old 04-14-2008, 08:44 AM   #2
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I'm waiting ... patiently ... and while I don't eat popcorn I'll be drinking (moderately) to hold me over until you have an update.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:47 AM   #3
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After my 2007 dining reviews, I learned a few important lessons:

1 - Many DIS'ers have quirky sense of humors, like I do.
2 - Some of you enjoy obscure Simspons references.
3 - People like pictures with the dining reviews.
I can't believe everyone on the DIS doesn't enjoy obscure Simpsons references. However I prefer obscure Futurama references.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:14 AM   #4
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:19 AM   #5
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I enjoy obscure Simpsons refrences, you're just going to have to remind me what it's from, since I rarely have the time to watch them any more.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:50 AM   #7
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I just wanted to see it again...

'I heard they shaved a gorilla'.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:26 PM   #10
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Love Simpsons references, obscure or not! Can't wait!
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Working on 'finalizing it' as we speak. Should be up later tonight.
Please forgive me, I'm new at this picture thing....
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Robert P's April 2008 Dining Reviews: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1791298
Robert P's Fall 2007 Dining Reviews: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1630586
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