This meatloaf has duck legs in it.

I went on a date the other night (yes, a date–woohoo!) and we went to Diner 22 (I think that’s what it’s called—I’m trying to google it, but nothing’s coming up. Maybe it wasn’t called that. I think it’s owned by Jean-Georges and I know it’s on 8th Ave.) Anyway, this place has diner food made with surprising gourmet flair. For example my meatloaf is made of duck legs:

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“Duck legs? Eww,” said my date.

My date is very judgmental when it comes to duck legs in your meatloaf.

But the duck leg meatloaf was delicious*, if a bit too rich. I ate 3/4s of it and felt full. We went on to see “The Phantom of the Opera” which was outrageously bad, but in a fun way. And please, if you know what’s good for you, read Anthony Lane’s review of it in The New Yorker. It’s hysterical.

* I need to stop using the word delicious. It’s too easy—and doesn’t really tell you anything. FROM THIS DAY FORTH I SHALL NEVER USE THE WORD DELICIOUS AGAIN. Except where appropriate. Like in reviewing meatloaf.

6 comments

  1. You left out all the dating details….ok, I don’t want “all” the dating details. Just, was it a good date? Will there be more dates in the future? I’m thinking if you were able to eat duck-leg meatloaf, you didn’t have the “stomach-feeling”. You know, that good, anxious, rumbly feeling when you meet someone you like….BUTTERLFIES! That’s IT!

  2. Diner 24? Not owned by Jean-Georges, but I think that’s the place you mean. Found it by googling for “Duck Meatloaf” ;)

    Hope it was a fun date!

  3. For some strange reason, I am actually curious about what the date ordered. And how she reacted to you taking a picture of your meal

  4. Haha, “she”. Anyway glad to know you are getting out there with the boys. Anyone I know? I am just trying to sound like an insider in my post. I can’t wait to get back to New York and all the restaraunts. You will have to show me this lovely duck meatloaf.

  5. OMG! What a horrible generalization I have made. How embarrassing and politically incorrect. I am so sorry.

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