BREAKING: Restaurant People Love Crossing Their Arms in Photos

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Robert Bostick
Jack Perkins, crossing the shit out of his arms.
Dallas chefs and restaurant owners looooove crossing their arms in photos. We should make it stop. It's the most important change that needs to happen in our restaurant scene. Seriously. Evidence:

The Stephan Pyles does it.

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dmagazine.com

FT33's Matt McCallister maybe learned it from him?

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almostveggiehouston.com

The Grape's Brian C. Luscher? Total arm-crosser.

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thegraperestaurant.com

And he has clearly taught Danyele McPherson all of his tricks.

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bravotv.com

Or maybe Danyele and Tiffany Derry learned it from being on Top Chef?

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dallas.culturemap.com

Driftwood's Omar Flores is all about the arm cross.

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examiner.com

Nick Badovinus? Oh, you know he's got this.

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Back-to-back arm cross: check. Follow it up with a chest bump, Restaurant Ava.

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dmagazine.com

Brian Zenner and Rudy Mendoza are all, "We can cross our arms, too. Don't try to pretend you're the only cool one, Copeland."

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It's actually harder to find an image of Tre Wilcox in which he's not crossing his arms.

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John Tesar crosses his arms so much, he's even crossing them when he's covered in shit.

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dmagazine.com

Kent Rathbun crosses his arms WITH KNIVES, BITCHES.

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16 comments
xmantx
xmantx

Funny, but you'll find that in about 90% of the Dallas Business Journal pictures too. Its a bad trend.. I guess it's makes you look powerful?

G_David
G_David

In the cases of Perkins, Rathbun and a few others, it's obviously an unsuccessful attempt to hide those huge guts.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

All of those people; do they all have working toilets? 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

Did Jack approve of you using his photo in this blog?  He got testy when he got included in a tweet 2 weeks ago

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Do you think the same photographer is used in these shots?

hampt0npirate
hampt0npirate

@xmantx I see it all the time on reality shows of all places, but noticed it all over TurboTax's site. It gets really annoying after awhile. Food Network LOVES that cliche, even on their shows like "Chopped". Ugh...enough already!

casiepierce
casiepierce

@xmantx Yes, it is actually called the power take, when I ran for city council I had to do it too.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@monstruss

Be careful, that comment could set him off....he is pretty easy to draw offsides. Just ask him about his toilet "sitchiation" at M+M. 

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@monstruss 

And I have it on good authority that he reads and scrutinizes everything with his name attached to it.

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