The Line: Tomorrow, Frank Bruni gives yet another audition for the $25 & Under column with a review of Jim Lahey’s Vongerichten-backed pizzeria, Co. (pronounced “Company”). The Eater oddsmakers have set the action as follows (√√ denotes the Eater bet):
Zero Stars: 10-1
One Star: EVEN √√
Two Stars: 5-1
Three Stars: 500-1
Four Stars: 20,736-1
The Skinny: Today’s action won’t detain us for long. We’re not regulars on the pizzeria circuit: there just aren’t enough days in the year, nor spare calories in our diet. But the notion of betting on anything other than one star strikes us as absurd, crazy, or absurdly crazy. Take your pick.
The Bet: The year of the one-star restaurant continues. We are betting that Frank Bruni will award one star to Co.