Oh mama. Eater's Fifth Annual Shitshow Week, a festive time to focus on the great follies of the restaurant world, starts next Monday. Why focus on shitshows? Because as every diner knows, this city offers some of the best cuisine in the world, served by some of the best chefs in the world, to some of the best looking people in the world. Throw in some great design, knockout cocktails, a few West Coast Asian imports, 15 Shake Shacks, and you have culinary nirvana. Which makes the speed bumps, the comedy of errors dining situations, the botch jobs, the clusterfucks, the total-off-the-rails shitshows that much more intolerable. It's time to celebrate these monstrosities.
Every day next week, we'll run a review of a different potential shitshow, Deathwatch a restaurant or two, single out one of New York's worst restaurant lines, and throw in a few other fun surprises. Again, we're always looking for Deathwatch candidates and submissions to the Eater Complaints Dept., so send those to the tipline.
To commemorate the Fifth Annual Shitshow Week, Eater asked cutting edge Scandinavian design firm Kinderbrød to create a video trailer, which is above. Have a look at that and stay tuned, because later this afternoon we're going to take some restaurants off the Deathwatch to make room for the newcomers.
· All Coverage of Shitshow Week [~ENY~]