“You could run 95% food costs it doesn’t mean you’re going to have a good meal…I think too many people associate high food costs with high quality experiences.”
Blanca’s Carlo Mirarchi drops some TRUTH on The Price Hike
about why you shouldn’t necessarily trust chefs who boast about running higher than average food costs, which usually hover around 30%.
IT’S A DEAL! Pizzas at Roberta’s normally cost $9-$17; the mini pizzas during Happy Hour are just seven bucks. Also doesn’t hurt that Roberta’s makes some of NYC’s best pies, period. Here’s my Bloomberg review from November 2011.
A very important benefit for our good friend Andrew. Check it out.
So $150 for five courses and drinks. It’s a great meal for a great cause. We’re calling this one a #DEAL
So ten bones buys a raffle ticket that could win you dinner for two at Blanca, which runs nearly $600 after wine pairings, tax and tip. And the proceeds from the raffle go towards the Rockaway relief effort. Yeah, we’re in.
CLICK TO BUY RAFFLE TICKETS. THESE PRIZES ARE AMAZING!
This might be a GOOD DEAL.
Max Sussman’s dinner series at Roberta’s continues with a five-course pig tasting on Monday, 20 August 2012. The $130 tickets, which are 13% pricier than Sussman’s previous “get yur goat on gurl” tasting, include food, beer, wine and service.
We at The Price Hike and The Bad Deal are big fans of all-inclusive, or “real cost” pricing, which lets guests know exactly how much they’re spending. We’re also big fans of Roberta’s, as evidenced by Price Hike editor Ryan Sutton’s two-star Bloomberg News review of the Bushwick eatery. And since Roberta’s announced this event via Tumblr, they’re now proper contenders in our “Most Excellent Menu Contest,” which seeks to showcase restaurants that use Tumblr to keep their guests in the know about menu changes, special events and prices.
Is this a BUY HOLD OR SELL? Your call world, but the deck in stacked in the favor of Roberta’s for this one. Take a look at the restaurant’s Tumblr, but those taking large quantities of LSD should take caution before clicking though. The Price Hike isn’t responsible for your hypnosis.
Roberta’s, the excellent “new-Italian-new-American-and-extremely-Brooklyn” restaurant that I named to my top ten Bloomberg list last year, is offering a five-course garden dinner involving that ubiquitous new “it” meat: GOAT. If duck is the new steak, then goat is the new pork (the rest of the globe would likely disagree with these statements as goat is apparently the world’s most consumed animal protein).
In any case, this is a meal that you can’t normally order off Roberta’s a la carte menu at Roberta’s, which is partially what makes it a GOOD DEAL.
But there’s more.
Dinner is $115 per person, cut and dry. That price reflects beer, wine food and service. We’ve always been big fans of all-inclusive or “real cost” pricing here at The Bad Deal and The Price Hike, as it gives the diners a better picture of how much $$$ they’ll actually be spending. No tricks. No gimmicks. No decisions. Just $115 clams and you’re ready to go. That’s right good people of earth. This one’s a GOOD DEAL.