Thursday, October 27, 2005

oh my god! oh my god! it's the park downtown!

Everyone over at the Bee is hyperventilating over The Park Downtown complex (dumb name, you know, it's where Beers used to be). I haven't even looked through the windows yet, so I'm behind the times. Here's a typically vague and postive review by Mike Dunne of Masons. And here's a vague and poorly written description of the night club elements of this complex. This writer (Lisa Heyamoto) uses the terrible literary device (that is widespread on blogs, I think I've was guilty of it a few times before I realized what a cliche it was, not that I don't use plenty of cliches) of saying "we" when she is talking about herself, as in "dang, we're wearing really uncomfortable shoes". Just read this second article. I can't do it justice. She does lots of cutesy little things, like saying "like" and "seriously". It's so blog-style it's crazy it's in the Bee. But maybe it's part of their attempt to be hip. Here's a Mike Dunne rundown of new restaurants. He's like the Alive and Kicking of restaurant reviews. Everything's good.

12 comments:

darin said...

thiemann cooks at mason's, and says it's really good.
that nightclub review of the park practically gave me nightmares when i read it last week. it really does sound like the worst possible place to go in sacramento on a weekend evening.

Anonymous said...

http://sacrag.com/articles/001919

Anonymous said...

That's a funny comment from Beer's Books!!

alice said...

"As Hackett so aptly put it: This place is for the grown-up and sexy. No babies allowed."

--this kind of sums up why parts of downtown are sucking right now. everyone knows that if a place is too pretentious for babies it's really gotta stink.

Anonymous said...

This is on par with what every other city seems to be doing. Downtown "revitalization" brought to you by the Randy Paraguary's of the world. Fuck vision...just fill a marketing perception.

amy said...

i hope it's not the kind of place where they hide the cooks in the kitchen, because that would be a terrible waste of theimann... i remember buying many a greta's sandwich just so i could *watch* him make it.

Anonymous said...

Weird...that is also how the former supervisor of Gretas, Sting, claims he was able to sustain his 8 hours of Tantric sex.

werenotdeep said...

"There goes another tray."

katymonster said...

i almost blogged about that article myself. i just couldn't get past the horror to be at all witty.

shame on you downtown. shame.

werenotdeep said...

You just gotta do like MST3K did with "Manos, Hands of Fate". The movie is so bad, it doesn't need jokes, so just repeat the worst lines over and over. See above.

Anonymous said...

I take care of the place when the master is away.

torgo

Anonymous said...

I'm sad that we had to sacrifice the old Beers Books and Cap G for this place, but at least it has successfully hearded all the assholes into one place and away from the rest of us. Except for Thiemann, but at least he's getting paid.

-Connie