Breaking Scandal: Does Frank Bruni Hate Sardines?

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According to a Metromix tweet, Frank Bruni hates sardines. Can it be? Given our feelings about the lil guys, such a sentiment would completely shatter our faith in the man as an eater, so we looked back through the Bruni archive and found that (phew) he singled out the buccatini and sardines as one of Danis best dishes. He thought the sardine tempura at Momoya was interesting. He found Yakitori Tottos miso soup with tiny deep-fried sardines memorable. He recommended the sardines with Brussels sprouts and almonds at Shortys .32 And he thought Boquerias sardines two ways were terrific. Regarding that dish he wrote, I saw it being delivered to table after table, even though it wouldnt seem a born crowd-pleaser. Sardines arent for sissies. Sure, that could be a veiled put-down, but the bottom line is: Damn straight sardines arent for sissies. Weve asked Metromix to send us Brunis exact words. Knocking a Choco Taco is one thing, but this is outrageous.