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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Blogger under attack

Well, it's finally come to this. A stuck up chef at Buck's Fishing and Camping in Washington DC has threatened Jason at DC Foodies with a law suit for posting pictures of his dinner on his website.

Unfortunately, Jason has taken down his account of the chef's actions and copies of the cease and desist letter but according to his wife on her website, the chef "harass us over dessert because you heard we snapped pictures with a fucking CAMERA PHONE, and then follow that up with a letter threatening to sue us for damages and whatever the fuck else?"

And to continue the story "We take four measly pictures of our plates with Jason's camera phone. Halfway through dessert, the chef comes over and says that she heard we've been taking pictures of "her food." We smile, a little worried that Jason's been recognized, but play dumb anyway. (NOT because we were trying to hide anything, but because sometimes when Jason gets recognized at a restaurant, the chef or host or waiter tries to comp something, which we don't want and it's awkward and blah blah integrity-cakes.)And then it just got strange. She asked us why we were taking pictures, did we ask if we could take pictures, and did we know that we couldn't use the pictures without her permission, because she didn't want them ending up on (eyeroll) the Internet. We thought she was kidding around, even though her tone was kind of...well, prickly.

This is an absurb situation. Is the chef so paranoid that "her" food is so substandard that she fears an unbiased and untouched photograph would jeopardize her career? A good blog review, even with amateurish pictures of "her" food is worth a lot.

Who the hell does she think she is? Once the food is purchased, it's no longer hers but the diners. They can take pictures of it and publish the pictures on the web! From all accounts the review of the restaurant that was posted on DCFoodie said that the food was outstanding. This is how the chef chooses to treat her customers? Her livelihood? She needs an attitude adjustment.

So dear readers in the Washington DC area please boycott this pretentious bitch and her restaurant. Let her feel the power of the internet. Let her feel the rage of the blogger!


At 6:54 AM, Blogger Cate said...

She makes the Soup Nazi look tame... geesh.

At 6:55 AM, Blogger Backyard Chef said...

You gotta be f'in kidding me!!!

It's not like the review mentioned the maggots in their tartare-- which, let me point out there are not (as far as I know-- but I haven't heard that there aren't), but it does sound like there might be a pole in their whoo-whoo....

What a jerk.

Hey, when are we getting together to cook?

At 7:12 AM, Blogger BBQ Junkie said...

this seems to be a new trend. another blog friend of mine had a similar incident where someone asked him to take down the pictures that he took.

BTW, your blog was mentioned in the Los Angeles Times Food Section today. Congrats.


At 8:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love when people use the word pretentious. You go Rob!!!!



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