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New York restaurant has no-talking menu New York restaurant has no-talking menu
MyFoxNY ^ | Oct 9, 21013 | AP

Posted on 10/09/2013 5:03:28 PM PDT by Michael.SF.

The latest in New York City dining? Eating in silence. A restaurant in Brooklyn's trendy Greenpoint neighborhood is serving up a four-course meal of organic, locally-sourced food, but isn't allowing any chit-chat.

'Eat' restaurant chef Nicholas Nauman says he was inspired to put on the occasional 'No Talking' affairs after spending time with Buddhist monks in India. He says the silence allows customers a chance to better experience the food.

The restaurant's Facebook page says seats fill up fast at the no talking meals. It costs $40 for 4 courses.

Epicurious.com Editor-in-Chief Tanya Steel says the silent eating experience sounds like yet another facet of the sensory-dining eating out fad. Some restaurants offer diners the chance to consume in the dark. Other gastronomical joints feature the ability to consume not just the food - but the menu on which it is described.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Humor
KEYWORDS: eat; silenteating
$40.00 for four courses in NY?

At that price a lot of people would give it a try despite this stupid idea.

1 posted on 10/09/2013 5:03:28 PM PDT by Michael.SF.
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To: Michael.SF.

oh how tres chic..... Most of the time I only get adult conversation when I am OUT to dinner. The food is probably very small portions (because it is oh so fresh and local you know) and overly cutesy in presentation and effort.

If you are dumb enough to go and try it let us all know how it is.


2 posted on 10/09/2013 5:07:15 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Michael.SF.

Do they bind the hands of deaf people?


3 posted on 10/09/2013 5:07:39 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Michael.SF.

This is so stupid, I can’t stop laughing.
People go out to socialist and have a nice meal.
I’m guessing one year are no one will even remember who they are or that they ever opened.


4 posted on 10/09/2013 5:09:36 PM PDT by svcw (Socialism is so great, that it will be forced on you.)
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To: freedumb2003

hahahhah OMG That really was a laugh out loud - thanks!!!!!!


5 posted on 10/09/2013 5:10:20 PM PDT by svcw (Socialism is so great, that it will be forced on you.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Can these Yuppies find anything more stupid to try???

That must mean that when you are ordering, every other patron in the room can hear what you are asking for.


6 posted on 10/09/2013 5:10:34 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: svcw
People go out to socialist and have a nice meal.

ROTFLMAO!!! Best unintentional pun I've seen in a long time!

7 posted on 10/09/2013 5:12:51 PM PDT by ssaftler (Obama speaking is like the Fat Lady warming up: "Me Me Me Me Meeee")
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To: Michael.SF.

If it work, if it is making money, why should anyone give a damn.

It aint my bag, I wouldn’t go there, but if people accept it and spend their money there, more power to them.


8 posted on 10/09/2013 5:12:56 PM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Michael.SF.
New York restaurant has no-talking menu New York restaurant has no-talking menu

But they have a parrot? Count me out.

9 posted on 10/09/2013 5:14:54 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Sneezing, coughing, tootin, nose blowin, lip smacking, burping, smoochin, chewing, and having fun not allowed. It’s fascism by any other name.


10 posted on 10/09/2013 5:15:27 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: ssaftler

You are right......OMG I can be funny even without knowing it.
(Hint of the day, never try and be clever using a phone with auto correct)


11 posted on 10/09/2013 5:18:58 PM PDT by svcw (Socialism is so great, that it will be forced on you.)
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To: freedumb2003

LOL!


12 posted on 10/09/2013 5:20:29 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Reminds me of eating in the school cafeteria when I was in first grade about a thousand years ago.

No talking. MUST clean your plate. Teacher’s patrolling up and down the aisles like prison guards. A LOT like prison guards actually.


13 posted on 10/09/2013 5:21:01 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Michael.SF.

That’s nothing new, you’re not supposed to talk with your mouth full anyway!lol


14 posted on 10/09/2013 5:22:56 PM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: Nifster
If you are dumb enough to go and try it let us all know how it is.

I did not include myself in that "some people"

15 posted on 10/09/2013 5:22:56 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: Michael.SF.

And their phones just keep ringing and ringing....


16 posted on 10/09/2013 5:23:13 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Michael.SF.

May be a good idea.

Let the marketplace decide.

If this was mandated by Bloomberg it would be horrible.

In this case, fantastic.


17 posted on 10/09/2013 5:24:45 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: svcw

Seinfeld would have had field day with this back in the day.


18 posted on 10/09/2013 5:24:52 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: Michael.SF.

It’ll be the talk of the town.


19 posted on 10/09/2013 5:28:07 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I don't say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Michael.SF.
There are times I would pay $40.00 for an hour of silence.

If I can nosh while enjoying the quiet even better.

20 posted on 10/09/2013 5:29:14 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Michael.SF.

Diogenes Club bump.


21 posted on 10/09/2013 5:30:09 PM PDT by untenured
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To: Michael.SF.

Here’s what is important. I’m not doing it 100% but most of the time when I sit down to eat I say grace. I look at the food and thank God for not only the food but all the people who brought it to me including (if I cooked it) me. It takes less than a minute but it changes my whole attitude towards the meal.


22 posted on 10/09/2013 5:31:31 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Michael.SF.

....Or you can order great Chinese take out for $12 bucks and eat alone in silence at home.

There, saved 28 dollars.


23 posted on 10/09/2013 5:35:03 PM PDT by Bayard
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To: untenured

Sherlock indeed would approve.


24 posted on 10/09/2013 5:35:03 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Do they also let you check out books to take home?


25 posted on 10/09/2013 5:35:37 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Michael.SF.

Finally! The perfect place to take a liberal woman on a date.


26 posted on 10/09/2013 5:35:43 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupy the DC Mall - take back the monuments)
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To: Michael.SF.

Silent eateries are found everywhere... they’re called prison dining halls.


27 posted on 10/09/2013 5:40:28 PM PDT by twister881
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To: freedumb2003

And Italians?
I always wonder if Pelosi would speak even dumber if her hands were tied. I had a friend one time that couldn’t talk unless both hands were constantly moving. I never let her drive.


28 posted on 10/09/2013 6:09:50 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Michael.SF.

Welcome to ‘Eat’! Now, shut your pie- hole.


29 posted on 10/09/2013 6:14:46 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Rusty0604

>>And Italians?<<

That would be just cruel!


30 posted on 10/09/2013 7:29:29 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: freedumb2003

Ummm..good point...how would they eat AND talk at the same time?


31 posted on 10/09/2013 8:25:47 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (A pox on the House of Apple and the ios7 horse they rode in on.)
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To: Rusty0604
I had a friend one time that couldn’t talk unless both hands were constantly moving. I never let her drive.

I drive just fine, and I am one of those whose hands move around a lot when I talk. You only need to hold to the steering wheel with one hand if it is so necessary to use a hand to make a point. I have not had an accident in 30 years.

32 posted on 10/10/2013 7:24:02 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Michael.SF.

SOrry. In rereading how I wrote that it didn’t really mean what I wanted to say. I wasn’t saying YOU (as in specifically you) but rather all those out there who might decide to try it out.

I need to be better about editing before hitting the post button.

Mea culpa


33 posted on 10/10/2013 7:25:52 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

No problem, thanks for the comment.


34 posted on 10/10/2013 7:37:55 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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