I'm not in the habit of throwing fits of tantrum. At least, I'm not in the habit of doing it in public, in the hopes of getting my way. I'm also the last person you'll hear using the phrase "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!", no matter how pissed off I might be at someone or a certain situation. I very, very rarely throw my weight around, because I try not to overestimate my own importance.
But I was pretty pissed off at the staff from MO Bar two weeks ago, and I decided to publicly vent on social media - as I do once in a while about things that piss me off. A couple of days later, I received an unexpected call from Chef Richard Ekkebus. He found out about my rant and wanted to know what happened. Of course he was very nice and apologetic about what had happened, and arranged to connect me with the manager of MO Bar - so that I could be assured of getting a reservation for the pop-up event. I was ever so grateful for this kind arrangement.
We were seated at one of three booths inside, which was VIP treatment indeed. I had heard from a friend that there was a minimum spending requirement for booking a booth, and although we had not been advised of such requirement by the staff - and therefore assumed that we were not subject to this requirement - the two of us made an effort to get close to it.
In addition to the hotdogs that are normally served in New York City, four chefs around town were invited to create their special hotdogs specifically for this event. I had already tried out one of them at lunch a couple of weeks ago, but we figured we'd go through all four of these tonight anyway.
But I did like the flavors a lot, and enjoyed the spicy kick in the chili topping.