Can Sēr, Nana's Replacement at the Hilton Anotale, Get A Fair Shake After a Rocky Start?
Nana's Italian cooking was much celebrated.
Poor, poor Sēr. The restaurant that befuddles html code for bloggers everywhere and requires pronunciation notes (it's sear, get it?) has left a bad taste in Dallas' mouth before it's even served up its first plate.
When the folks behind Nana announced the restaurant would shutter to reopen as a steakhouse, Dallas groaned. The News' Leslie Brenner ran a series of blog posts lamenting the death of Nana. D's Nancy Nichols pleaded for Nana to remain untouched.
Now that some information about the new restaurant has surface, coverage has soured even more. On Pegasus, Teresa Gubbins writes that "they could've just made it something other than a steakhouse" when a spokesperson for the restaurant told her that they intend to create a unique steakhouse, different from all others in Dallas. Brenner calls the name impossibly silly. "Oh No! Say It Isn't So!" cried Nancy Nichols.
It makes me wonder whether the restaurant can ever overcome its miserable PR start. Will Sēr win over these critics as the unique steak house the owners intend, or will it forever be mired: the restaurant formerly known as Nana that now serves boring beef?
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