There was a lot of hullaballoo about Ko seemingly serving amuse-bouches based on gender, and today Frank Bruni reveals that while some restaurants still practice this at Forge, Bruni got crispy chicken wings while his female companions got cucumber soup most of them are paying less attention to gender roles, while at the same time finding them hard to escape.
Apiary dispensed with a feature in its order-trafficking software that made it easier to serve women first, though its now tabling orders on a case-by-case basis after chivalry-minded customers complained. Danny Abrams added more meat dishes to the menu after realizing that mint-green walls and sparkly sconces were attracting a female-heavy clientele to Smiths. Stephen Starr says of female diners, If its something that says chorizo with some sort of egg, theyll eat it. If its a suckling pig, theyre not going near it.
Most intriguing to us were the restaurants that might be considered male and female, based on the clientele they attract. Brunis breakdown:
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