Bloggers from Ed Levine ("Let the Bad Times Roll") to Jason Perlow ("Shame On Alan Richman") to Chez Pim ("How to Cook a Jackass") have been excoriating Richman from every angle. Now, while we believe that his long and detailed attack is flawed — there's too much about places, like Galatoire's, that few people take seriously anymore — we do indeed doubt many of New Orleans' tablecloth restaurants could stay in business in NYC. New Orleans was seriously behind the times ten years ago; more recently (before and after Katrina), it's been like a time warp, a trip to the Age of Omnipresent Crabmeat. But then, we're seldom sober for two hours at a time when we're there. Which, we'll admit, is exactly Richman's point.
Yes, We're Open [GQ]