Today, Frank Bruni is smitten with Park Avenue Autumn, turning in a quite enthusiastic two-star review.
It’s not often that I have the feeling that Bruni and I dined at different places. If I’ve dined there at around the same time, I usually feel like he’s describing the same experience as I had. When my rating is different, it’s because I weigh the value of that experience differently, not because I feel he’s describing something alien.
But today, Bruni’s enthusiasm for Park Avenue Autumn is truly unrecognizable in relation to the very mediocre meal we had there not long ago. I can only assume that we caught the restaurant on an off-night: such things can happen.
Unfortunately, it means I am a loser today, and Eater is a winner on our hypothetical one-dollar bets. Eater wins $4 at 4–1 odds, while I lose $1.
Eater NYJ Bankroll $49.50 $53.67 Gain/Loss +4.00 –1.00 Total $53.50 $52.67 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Won–Lost 21–5 19–7