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2002 Stories by Jill Posey-Smith

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  • Perfection Is Possible

    published November 6, 2002

    One of the many hilarious consequences of writing about eating out is that people tend to make screwy food-related assumptions about you.One... More >>

  • U.S. Prime

    published October 23, 2002

    As the new war season starts to heat up, the American experience can increasingly be defined in terms of the extent to which we (a) agree to be... More >>

  • Out to Lunch

    published October 23, 2002

    Dateline Maplewood: Café Solas, a "wellness café" at 7322 Manchester Road where you can eat a "vegetarian-based" meal, get a massage... More >>

  • Coeur Project

    published October 2, 2002

    Jean-François Lyotard, late French dude-of-many-theories, argued that modern societies maintain the illusion of order through "grand... More >>

  • Hot and Bothered

    published September 4, 2002

    Our waiter, who was goofy, said he had hit upon a brilliant idea: He would bring out the appetizer before serving the rest of our dinner. He made... More >>

  • Planet Asia

    published August 14, 2002

    These cooks, how they stamp, and strain, and grind, and turn substance into accident! -- Geoffrey Chaucer The food here is very,... More >>

  • Pepper Rally

    published July 24, 2002

    Disasters are often accompanied by ominous noises to which human intuition has been profitably sensitive for eons. "Run like hell" suggests the... More >>

  • Fish Tale

    published July 24, 2002

    Fish snobs are a subclass of the foodie set who, eager to add notches to their fillet knives, constantly scour the markets for exotic new species.... More >>

  • Larger Than Life

    published July 10, 2002

    I suffered a nasty jar when the Truffles menu intimated that Babs' twice-baked potato would contain, er, truffles. On the subject of... More >>

  • A Grand Time

    published June 26, 2002

    There is no such thing, my father enjoys reminding me daily, as a free lunch. I'm no economist, but the doctrine would also seem to suggest, as a... More >>

  • Absolutli Grand

    published June 26, 2002

    Despite the "redevelopment" efforts of a redoubtable few, and such vile blots upon the realm as the St. Louis Bread Co. (Need a sandwich? For... More >>

  • Paradise Regained

    published June 12, 2002

    I'm not the woman I was, and I'll tell you why. In the gay days of my callow youth, I could expect to be up and about, dancing like fat in a... More >>

  • Get Yer Wakame On

    published June 12, 2002

    If you screw up and try to go to In Soo on a Tuesday, your only recourse is to incline the SUV in a westernly direction and hie thee a block... More >>

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    published May 29, 2002

    Mangia really used to suck. Not that it didn't exude an agreeable, if gritty, flava. Before this year's takeover by new management, the... More >>

  • Fond Affections

    published May 15, 2002

    Unquestionably the avocado is the most voluptuous of fruits. That it is no longer fashionable points to grave faults in the underpinnings of... More >>

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