Thursday, August 2, 2007


By the way, in checking other local blogs for news of recent weeks that we missed, there was substantial comment about the inexplicable over-coverage of the Cheesecake Factory's opening. And it turns out to have been front-page stuff, not tucked back among the restaurant reviews.

To the Mainstream Media: how about the same treatment for something original, authentic and local that you seem eager enough to give to a Cheesecake Factory, a Bucket O'Lard or a Plasto-Food Palace? Like, for example, the kickoff of the South Wedge Farmer's Market that we wrote about in June? Or something else that's going to clue in some of our suburban friends about the shops, restaurants and other venues of quality to be found in the City?

We're going to go out on a limb and just guess that the Cheesecake Factory budgeted for its own paid advertising. It didn't need more free promotion in the daily and local press.

In fairness, the D and C covered the Farmer's Market, but nothing like its coverage of CF, apparently.

Was July that slow a month for news around here?

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