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Lady Gaga’s New Upper West Side NYC Restaurant 'Worst Thing Since Herpes'
Reaganite Republican ^ | October 5, 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 10/05/2012 4:22:02 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican

New York Daily News: 'One star'


Well, the reviews are in on the new Joanne Trattoria restaurant (Italian, expensive) that mega pop-star Lady Gaga recently opened on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with/for her parents.
That sounds like a nice gesture, and hard not to respect the gratitude. 


Shame about the food though, which sounds like overpriced hog slop:

When a wan Caprese salad with mealy tomatoes and cloying balsamic costs $18, should a server quip that cheese is sourced from “whoever gets it to us cheapest”...?

When a restaurant charges $18 for fried calamari, should the dish arrive so sloppily plated that it looks like the kitchen threw it back in the bowl after dropping it? 

Should the appetizer glow with grease or boast more breadcrumbs than squid?  And should the accompanying marinara sauce taste like a powdered mix

The most edible appetizer, baked stuffed mushrooms ($14), still wouldn't pass muster in a diner. Eight caps are stuffed with breadcrumbs and shoved onto a tiny iron skillet, whose surface glistens with oil. The dominant note of this icky, mushy octet is salt. Seven of them are left abandoned on the serving platter... 

Eggplant Parmesan ($24) arrives a gloppy, sloppy, flavorless mess whose net effect is the culinary equivalent of old cars in a massive pileup. A skin of barely melted cheese only worsens the pain. 

 I don’t know the Germanottas’ Aunt Josephine, but I imagine she’s a doll with a warm, welcoming cucina and a big heart to match. 

So why did the poor dear lend her name to Joanne’s Meat Lasagna ($26)? This is the Potemkin Village of lasagnas, an appealing surface that gives way to neutered meat, cheese and sauce. When your first impulse is to add salt to this Italian dish, you know you’re in trouble...


Small wonder
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NY Daily News   101.9FM


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: fail; gaga; humor; restaurant

1 posted on 10/05/2012 4:22:08 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

I wouldn’t touch that with Gordon Ramsay’s spatula.


2 posted on 10/05/2012 4:24:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Reaganite Republican

And since it’s in Bloomieville, you can’t get a large Coke either, LOL.


3 posted on 10/05/2012 4:24:40 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten

*** PING ***


4 posted on 10/05/2012 4:27:10 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Plenty of great restaurants in the UWS, why even bother with this one? It’s unfortunate that there are so many communists around here, though.


5 posted on 10/05/2012 4:28:08 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: nascarnation

I guess the only way to wash the taste out of your mouth there is a self-induced swirley


6 posted on 10/05/2012 4:28:27 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Just reading the review made me gag.

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7 posted on 10/05/2012 4:29:52 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears

“Just reading the review made me gag”

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Lady Gag-ya


8 posted on 10/05/2012 4:31:37 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

"you see the size of those roaches?"

"see em, I was thinking of riding one"

9 posted on 10/05/2012 4:35:53 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Reaganite Republican


Seriously, dont ask what's in the Miracle Whip.
10 posted on 10/05/2012 4:38:47 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Reaganite Republican

11 posted on 10/05/2012 4:38:51 PM PDT by drewh
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To: Reaganite Republican

Sounds like an episode of KITCHEN NIGHTMARES


12 posted on 10/05/2012 4:45:16 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: drewh

Tasteful and restrained


13 posted on 10/05/2012 4:46:12 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Considering “Lady” Gargle wears meat, it’s likely she’s serving polyester and wool.


14 posted on 10/05/2012 5:28:48 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: Reaganite Republican
What's is on the Menu tonight ??


15 posted on 10/05/2012 5:35:14 PM PDT by Jack_1
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To: Reaganite Republican

I went to Catholic grammar school and high school with Joanne Germanotta. Not in a million years would I have associated her with this train wreck. She was very genteel, studious, and dressed very modestly. I think her family had some more money than most those days, but we did not think they were wealthy. She was out sick a lot in high school and she died from lupus while in college. It was shocking to us, because we had never heard of it before. The whole fantasy Gaga has built up around her aunt is a joke, because Joanne died many years before she was born. I guess her family using Joanne’s name on the restaurant shows they are all about the money now.


16 posted on 10/05/2012 5:46:20 PM PDT by missingwv
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To: Reaganite Republican

Maybe Gaga should just stick to doing a terrible job on her makeup.


17 posted on 10/05/2012 5:54:03 PM PDT by Bullish (The stink from this amateur regime smells all the way to Kenya.)
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18 posted on 10/05/2012 5:56:31 PM PDT by Bullish (The stink from this amateur regime smells all the way to Kenya.)
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To: Jack_1

She is pretty funny. I doubt this review will affect the GaGa fans who will eat at this joint.


19 posted on 10/05/2012 6:36:03 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

why the hell would anyone ever order calamari or eggplant anything is beyond me!!!


20 posted on 10/05/2012 7:24:08 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: Jack_1

NOT GUILTY!

Not sure about what’s below him.


21 posted on 10/05/2012 7:40:36 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: terycarl
why the hell would anyone ever order calamari or eggplant anything is beyond me!!!

Fine, more for me! :]

But I sure zell wouldn't eat anything from "lady" gagga's restaurant!

22 posted on 10/05/2012 9:03:37 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Mandrake gestures hypnotically)
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To: drewh

I wonder if all that roadkill ended up in her dad’s meatloaf at the restaurant lol


23 posted on 10/06/2012 1:22:13 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: missingwv

But wasn’t Gaga’s family already in the restaurant business? Seems to me that I read that a couple of years ago.


24 posted on 10/06/2012 5:04:25 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

I don’t think we ever really knew what her father did, but being in the restaurant business doesn’t sound familiar. They lived in Elizabeth, NJ. She never had to have a part-time job, I remember that much.


25 posted on 10/06/2012 8:05:00 AM PDT by missingwv
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