May 31, 2011 | Short Order
Bowing To My Twitter Fans In More Than 140 Words
Between tweeting and keeping up with BITE: My Journal and my newsletter Fork Play and eating out eight nights a week, I don’t spend much time checking online chatter. So I was taken by surprise when a friend emailed in April that I had been cited as the most popular restaurant critic on Twitter by Dailymeal. Shocked. Not Sam? Since I was never going to come even close to catching up with Martha’s more than two million followers, I decided to relax a little. A few days later, my top ranking popped up on Huffington Post. My website got a hot rush too. The twitter count just topped 76,800 on Monday, June 20th.
But there is no relaxing if you’re addicted to tweeting as it seems I am. I had to be persuaded to sign up by my friends Andrew Dornenberg and Karen Page. It would be good for InsatiableCritic, they said. I got my intern to type up instructions, and I kept them on my desktop. I tweeted about dinner. I twittered about bargains and discounts and solicited for Citymeals. I threw in two cents when I agreed with the Times and three cents when I disagreed. I found twitter great for venting rage. I attacked bankers and chauvinists, paralysis in the government and bacon in ice cream. I’m impetuous and often send off typos. I guess that makes me more human. The reader can see it’s not some flunky tweeting for me. Though heaven knows, I wish I could afford a devoted flunky or two. You’ll find me on twitter.com/gaelgreene.
What is it about your twitters? An interviewer asked. I don’t really know. Here are a few below:
Plaza Food Halls afterward.Ordered our favorites" Italian pizza tuna duo sushi roll, matriciana.Pizza burned&soggy. Where are uTodd English?
Keep Jay Mcinerney waiting? No wonder they couldn't keep Elaine's alive. Love readg old timers remembering4 Grub St. http://nym.ag/mCO5Xk
Not sure why anyone wud make mixed vegetable or black sesame seaweed ice cream,as FloFab reports.Wish Ski Ice in Park Slope lots of luck #fb
@jacquestorres You mean the ice cream cart is just half a block away from my route home tonight? And tomorrow&tomorrow&tomorrow. Oh dear.#fb
Am I the only person who won't linkin with people I dont know? A link should be a recommendation. Never mind they got valued at zillions.#fb
Shared dark choc bar w/seasalt,curry powder,dark choc chips&butter toasted peanuts I designed on Chocomize.Didnt taste salt,otherwise great
Morning movie.Woody's Paris funny&fun,made me hungry for Paris,2 of us shared torrid merguez sausage sandwich w/harissa @Epicerie Boulud.#fb
Zarela Martinez quotes Evelyn Waugh."We love our friends not for their ability to amuse us but for our ability to amuse them." #fb
flanken/minestrone w/orecchiette on new menu at Fiorello not a pasta, as I thought, but marvelous ethnic collaboration @dinner lasngt
Dishes sez Associated Press Stylebooks 116 page food section adds locovore, amuse-bouche,farmstead but no accents for crème brûlée."#fb
Jane Pratt tells TimesStyle she looks so young @49 thanks to Zinc binges. Is that zinc possibly spelled botox? http://nyti.ms/j1cTZP #fb
@NancySussan If you're selling mortgages seduction is business;if you're pitching romantic possibilities,oldfashioned seduction is flatterng
I hardly think the French own seduction.What New Yorkers do in restaurants is all about seduction, starting w/powerbkfast&business lunch#fb
Times ElaineSciolino thinks she'll learn abt seductn by "pretending" to have an affair,lst telling her husband.Duh.
As far as I can see the world did not end unless dinner lasngt was a mirage. Glad I didn't delete my backup or empty the icebox. #fb
I see the world is going to end Saturday. I certainly hope we get to finish dinner. #fb
Once before I asked my assistant to gather some tweets and post them on this site under “Favorites.” The travel tweets might actually deserve a life in some other form. Click here.
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