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February 13, 2007 3:52 PM   Subscribe

You know Bruce Schneier the polymath security genius. Now meet Bruce Schneier the kind-hearted reviewer of local Minnesota restaurants. (He doesn't like to give bad reviews -- sounds like "security through obscurity" to me!)
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posted by grobstein (15 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

All right, I work for Pulse, and that guy hasn't been here for years.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:08 PM on February 13, 2007

Yeah. His most recent review for the Star Tribune is dated yesterday, though. I just wanted to include as many of his reviews as I could find.
posted by grobstein at 4:10 PM on February 13, 2007

Don't overlook his 110-page restaurant guidebook for the downtown San Jose area, produced for the 2006 RSA Conference in San Jose, CA.
posted by RichardP at 4:10 PM on February 13, 2007 [1 favorite]

Awesome! Also, he (with Cooper) wrote a Minneapolis restaurant guidebook that was nominated for a Hugo in "Best Related Book" category.
posted by grobstein at 4:14 PM on February 13, 2007

You're right, his Minneapolis restaurant guidebook that he wrote for Minicon 34 is also available for download.
posted by RichardP at 4:23 PM on February 13, 2007

He's a frequent poster and participant in the eGullet online foodie community as well.
posted by enrevanche at 5:08 PM on February 13, 2007

For some reason I thought that there have been a glut of Schneier posts lately, and I was going to make some jackass snark about MeFi being taken over by Cory Doctorow and Xeni Jardin. But then I looked, and the last tagged post was in, like August. So apparently I've been living in a parallel universe for the past several weeks.

Nice reviews. Makes me wish I lived in Minneapolis. Well, until I remember that it's February and I live in Los Angeles.
posted by hifiparasol at 5:33 PM on February 13, 2007

OK, this is probably what I was thinking of.

I'm jealous. I want to be the kind of guy who gets a major award nomination for what is essentially my hobby.
posted by hifiparasol at 5:42 PM on February 13, 2007

Ha! I'm in the book! I've been to the Loring Cafe (page 60) with Bruce, although the time I remember it was a Sunday brunch, with gorgeous french toast. It is a bizarre looking place, lots of ironwork & ancient furniture.
posted by scalefree at 5:46 PM on February 13, 2007

Avoid the hash.
posted by dhartung at 6:18 PM on February 13, 2007 [2 favorites]

Avoid the hash.

It's good if you add salt.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:33 PM on February 13, 2007 [7 favorites]

Loring Cafe is no more. The closest you'll find to it is the Loring Pasta Bar, in Dinkytown. Same owner, same style.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:21 PM on February 13, 2007

Ya, too bad about the Loring I guess. Has anyone been to Café Lurcat?
posted by Demogorgon at 7:45 PM on February 13, 2007

Cafe Lurcat (if you're being pure, the second c actually has a cedilla) is another great D'Amico restaurant. Service is swell without being smarmy and the food inventive. The Belgian endive salad is superb and the seabass exquisite.
posted by Mental Wimp at 9:30 AM on February 14, 2007

Avoid the hash.

It's good if you add salt.

pSHAw, my message is you'll never digest it.

But it does give Al Gore rhythm.

[Ok, I'll stop now]
posted by nofundy at 10:31 AM on February 14, 2007

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