Last Friday, we gave away reservations to Le Bernardin, Dovetail, The Little Owl, and Allen & Delancey. There were two major takeaways here: You people love The Little Owl (and to a lesser degree A&D), and you're getting more creative with your emails. Picking a winner this time around was a tad heartbreaking. Here are some highlights:
"I'm desperate, I tell you! I'm going on a date-- for the first time since puberty, practically (I'm 44)-- and I've dialed so many restaurant numbers for tonight that gangrene is setting into my fingertip(s). Nothing sexy available. Why the Owl? It's sexy."
"Not so much because of the food, but because I love owls. I like them so much, I've make pictures of them from computer symbols (attached in pdf) ." (winner for creativity)
"My friend spent hours last week to get a Ko reservation and I'd love to get him this in return as he's never been to The Little Owl and has wanted to go since his wife left him."
"If I don’t go to Little Owl I might find myself at the White Castle on Bushwick Ave. Again."
"I could make up some elaborate story about how it's my boyfriend's bday, or my mother is in town or that it is my last weekend in New York because I'm moving to London....but I just really, really, really want to go! Please!?!?!?"
"I should get this reservation tonight because I’m considering cutting back on meats and other good food like that, and I need a reason to reconsider my decision. It’s called Allen and Delancey."
"Because we have 2 1/2 year-old twins and a babysitter in from Florida (Grandma Gertie)."
"My husband just got a new job today and is giving notice at his old job as I type - would love to take him out for dinner to celebrate and we've wanted to go to The Little Owl for a while. "
"I'm meeting a good friend for dinner tonight, and he's been in training for some triathelons. I'm not that ambitious, but it'd be a good treat for him for all his sacrifice and hard work to have a great dinner in a place we've tried to go several times but have never gotten in. Plus, I'm getting my haricut today and, to quote the winner of Project Runway (yea, not food related), I'll be looking FIERCE!"
"I suffered two compound ankle fractures in Nov. from a bike accident, the last few months have been miserable for me. Today I got my stitches out from surgery last Friday."
"My wife is feeling a bit down since she's in the middle of her second trimester and I've been told that I haven't been appreciative enough. I figure reservations at A&D would solve this issue nicely."
"We eloped the other week...the chapel is window 5 down at city hall....Dinner at Allen and Delancy tonight - would place the cherry on our week."
"I should go because I want to ask my friend out and this would be really good."
· Friday Resy Giveaway