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A San Francisco Girl's Down and Dirty Adventures in the Culinary Playground

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Stealing is Wrong

Yesterday, after enjoying a lovely brunch at The Slow Club with Jon (Man, I love that fried egg sandwich), we were bound for the east bay.

We were kickin' it in the Barnes and Noble, and since I already have too many books staring sadly at me from the coffee table, I decided to hit the magazine section in search of something that wouldn't require a huge commitment.

It was there that I saw San Francisco magazine and realized I had forgotten that August is their 50 best restaurants issue. So I gleefully snatched it up.

Thumbing through it, I saw the good (Shelley Lindgren from A16 being named best wine director), the bad (Michael Mina being named best chef) and the ugly, which I will tell you about now.

Behind the 50 best restaurants was an article entitled: "Confessions of a Food Weenie." "Hmmm," I thought. Then I read the first line of the article and saw that it was almost verbatim the first line I ever wrote on this blog. And then I pouted for the rest of the afternoon.

See, this is a lose-lose situation. If I'm being ripped off (which, I admit, is unlikely BUT anything is possible), that sucks. If I'm not, it means originality might not be my strong suit.

The article, written by Joshua Sens, is actually very entertaining and the similarities (basically) end with that first line. But it still really chapped my ass.


"To eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art."
--La Rochefoucauld


Blogger Alice said...

Think of it this way - great minds think a like (or how ever the proverb goes..)?

8/08/2005 8:13 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Ouch. Nothing makes you feel rode hard and hung up wet like seeing your words somewhere else under someone else's name - especially YOUR words, which are so very cheeky and fabulously fun to read. Then again, perhaps Mr. Sens was getting in touch with his inner vamp while he sat at his keyboard. One never knows...

8/09/2005 9:04 AM  
Blogger Joy said...'re too kind to indulge my brat like tendencies:).

8/09/2005 2:17 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

But you weren't 'the one' were you? You know - 'the one' he slags off for the letter they wrote him about copying new restaurant reviews?

I wonder who that was???

8/10/2005 2:07 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

No, it wasn't me AT ALL...and I honestly don't think I was copied -- just being my cheeky self:)

8/10/2005 3:01 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

we like CHEEKY in our neck of the woods
i knew you had your toungue in your cheek
all the best food bloggers do

8/11/2005 9:29 AM  

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