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The Year in Eater: The Full Comp

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As part of our year end wrap, we're going to be re-running some of our favorite posts from the past year. And now, one of our favorite posts of all time, The Full Comp. Think Larry Bird pays at Ssam Bar? Think again.


Chang: There’s a place in every restaurant where important intra-operation messages are posted. Some use good old cork bulletin boards; others employ fancy dry erase technology. At Ssam Bar we use the basement door: it’s where we post notices telling the staff to stop drinking all the expensive booze, where photos of blacklisted bloggers go up, where there's a reminder of the cobra kai, the Momofuku way: “Strike First, Strike Hard, Show No Mercy”. The real eye sore is the list of upcoming events where I will have to stand behind a 6-foot table and repeat the name of a dish a thousand times to people who aren’t listening anyway.

Kevin, AM chef at Noodle Bar, regularly takes it upon himself to make sure the staff is up to the minute with Momofuku-wide policies in his basement door missives. Then he posts shit like this...

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