Mayor Bloomberg Insufficiently Grateful for Frank Bruni's Help

As Frank Bruni has mentioned previously, tiresome fans tend to ask him the same questions all the time. For example, they ask him for restaurant recommendations. Sometimes, he tells Culinate, even Michael Bloomberg does this:

A few weeks ago, at a fairly small book party, I walked in the door, and there was Mayor Bloomberg. When he learned who I was, he asked, “Where should I be eating?” Thinking that he was the mayor and would probably enjoy someplace formal and fancy, I recommended a restaurant called Marea. A couple of weeks later, I see an email in my inbox from “Mike.” It was Mayor Bloomberg, thanking me for the recommendation. He told me the food was good, but the ambiance was a little formal and fancy for his tastes.

See if Frank Bruni helps you out next time, “Mike.”