Note to Food Bloggers: Keep Your Cameras and Notepads Away From Shopsin's

Abandon all hope, ye who blog here.

Over at the Moment, the Times's Christine Muhlke recounts her trip to Shopsin's with Heston Blumenthal. Or sort of does: When she attempted to photograph and interview the Fat Duck chef, Kenny Shopsin's son, Zack, rather bluntly demanded that Muhlke stop, or else she and Blumenthal wouldn't be served. Like eye color and male-patterned baldness, it seems that hatred of the food press can be passed down genetically.

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Oh man, that's why I love Shopsins!!!  I used to eat at the Bleeker St. location all the time when visiting NY.  The rudeness, the psychotic menu, and the orange can you go wrong??