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EaterWire: Reprimanding Mariani, Dirty Ads, DiPalo's Gastronomia, and More

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CHICAGO— Those who are unfamiliar with the generally shady practices of Esquire's restaurant critic John Mariani, MenuPages Chicago has an illuminating explanation. He makes two restaurateurs (Danny Meyer included) feel "dirty," an Alinea chef is surprised at his "douchebaggery," while he makes another chef question his own integrity for cooking for him. [MPC]

GLARING OMISSIONS— The Times is trying to find a dish using Sriracha in every state in the Union. They're missing New York. They need your help. [Diner's Journal]

LITTLE ITALY— Famed Italian dairy shop DiPalo's closed today and will reopen soon as a "proper gastronomia" serving hot items. [GS]

ADVENTURES IN SILLY ADS—A hilarious dirty commercial for a foreign restaurant called Joey's: "shows how foreign countries let anything go- when it comes to advertising. Notice the smiles at the surprise ending!" [BuzzFeed]

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