CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby Hugh Briss » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:36 pm

[quote="phuketrichard"
why?[/quote]

never mind man just forget it, shouldn't have posted it, actually went back to delete it but you'd already quoted and posted.
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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby FreeSocrates! » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:38 pm

EdinWigan wrote:
Free Socrates, I went a few times, during my last visit. It is a nice bar, a nice clientèle, great service and a nice change from the full on bars. A little oasis of calm, in a city of evening noise ( although, I am sure there are other such bars)

It is worth a visit

Burgers are also recommended and as I recall, a favourite of the General Staff!

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I have 1 or 2 friends that I regularly go for dinner with that for some reason or another won't go there. I never really asked them about it. But that's probably the main reason I've never been to Garage. (not a very good reason when I think about it)

I also have 1 or 2 friends from K440 that went/go to Garage somewhat regularly, and they never invited me there!

Being friends with people is complicated.

I made new friends with a guy last night and he passed out in his french fries! Just when I thought he was starting to warm up to me!

Next time I feel like a burger I'll make the effort to go to Garage.
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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby General Mackevili » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:19 pm

FreeSocrates! wrote:Is Howies the unofficial bar of K440?

Every time I meet someone from that website, they always take me to Howies.
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Next time I feel like a burger I'll make the effort to go to Garage.
Ha! Glad to see you and Gavin getting along! I thought there might end up being a Connect-4 showdown with you two , but it never happened, LoL.

That seemed random, as I can't remember ever going to Howie's with him before. That is where The Dragon and Gavin might have met for the first time, however.

Howie's was one of 5 stops last night. Sometimes it's lively, last night was not one of those times. I'm just glad they allowed us to order burgers and fries delivered inside since their kitchen was closed at 2am.

Garage Bar is often where I start the night. A burger++, drinks and then wherever late night. That's a good starting point because of its location too. The owner will often head out with us too if we end up having a plan that might be fun.

I'd also agree that a lot more people come there that aren't posters, but I also end up seeing a few poster friends from both sites there when I stop by.

Well, I'm just waking up. I might head there and get a burger for breakfast in a bit, and I'll hit you up if I do.
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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby frank lee bent » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:23 pm

"Next time I feel like a burger I'll make the effort to go to Garage."

me too, because of this thread! LOL, I kind of imagine that the association with 440 was beneficial to the biz.

i always had the impression the owner was a good guy- it was the patrons i was concerned about.

when 440 has come up in discussion in real life around town ( infrequently) the words have not been very positive.

because of it's high visibility- it gave people a pretty poor view of Cambodia at first glance- and of the posters as well.

there is a strong whiff of colonial attitudes and paternalism there. it seems to be a real reflection of a compensation syndrome in a cultural and political sense.
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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby General Mackevili » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:28 pm

Rain Dog wrote:@ general mach: the helping others posts should be taken out and put into a new thread. You are doing good things here and and it would be a shame to lose this in a thread about k440 ... In the "asinine" folder of all places.
LoL, we need to change the name of this forum from something that doesn't "insult" anything in it. It's just supposed to be off topic.

Generally, I'd move it, but it just happened out of thin air. And while it might be a good thing to highlight and let everyone see, I think the chicken would appreciate it just getting lost in the mix, and the kind donors seem to be happy not getting any credit for their selfless acts.

So we'll just leave it be. The good deeds have already been accomplished, and that's what counts.

Good idea though, and thanks for giving it some thought!
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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby frank lee bent » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:39 pm

good call GM- i would advocate this whole thread be waxed at some point.
everyone has exchanged ideas here and blown off their resentment.
it is time to move on from reaction to action!

give some face to this place we like: Srok Khmer.

there is plenty of negative stuff but a lot of uniquely good stuff too.

i don't mean sycophancy
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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby FreeSocrates! » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:04 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
Next time I feel like a burger I'll make the effort to go to Garage.
Hmmm.... If I can leave my house. The party continued for me much longer into the night, I have had hangovers like these before and they usually last a day or 2.
General Mackevili wrote: Ha! Glad to see you and Gavin getting along! I thought there might end up being a Connect-4 showdown with you two , but it never happened, LoL.
GavinMac is a good guy and unless I do some more training and reading he'd probably own me in Connect 4.

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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby Rain Dog » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:06 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
Rain Dog wrote:@ general mach: the helping others posts should be taken out and put into a new thread. You are doing good things here and and it would be a shame to lose this in a thread about k440 ... In the "asinine" folder of all places.
I think the chicken would appreciate it just getting lost in the mix, and the kind donors seem to be happy not getting any credit for their selfless acts.
Yea -- fair point. If you guys do try to pursue some of the related ideas that came out of that then you might want to start a new thread (pinned). I would add the recent topic about glue sniffing kids as well (Although I share LTOs concern about possible unanticipated consequences). I think a lot of people might be willing to step up and help out here and there. The problem is most of us talk about problems --- but few of us do -- and I very much put myself in that category unfortunately. I was impressed that you got some people to step up and and help out.

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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby PhnomRon » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:59 pm

The smashburger at Garage bar is very good. The regular burger cooked "sous vide" is more expensive but not nearly as good in my opinion. Someone recently described it on tripadvisor as a "meat sponge" I agree with that assessment.
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Re: CEO and Khmer440 reach a GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT!

Postby JBTrain » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:10 pm

PhnomRon wrote:The smashburger at Garage bar is very good. The regular burger cooked "sous vide" is more expensive but not nearly as good in my opinion. Someone recently described it on tripadvisor as a "meat sponge" I agree with that assessment.
Time for a quality control check I guess. My fault, it's more burger than I want to eat so on a regular basis I eat the smashes. The sous vide burger used to get raves, obviously something has gone amiss. Im guessing staff is letting water leak into the bags. Will be on it when I'm back on Thursday. Thanks for the honest feedback.
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