The Writing Room is making lots of people in its neighborhood happy. But its recent opening on the old Elaine’s site — the very idea — whips many Elaine’s devotees into a seething rage. Well, rage over this:

I like The Writing Room’s honest, well-wrought American bistro menu and welcoming-to-all vibe. I didn’t like Elaine’s snoots and shady food. Did I mention that Elaine’s famous wall of books by famous and not-famous customers never found room for mine?

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