Worst Dining Trends Of The Past Decade (According to Chicago Tribune, Michael Schwartz, and Short Order)
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Other villainous food trends cited include molecular gastronomy, deconstruction, foams, lengthy menu descriptions, the chef as media whore, "knee jerk online reviews", and the $40 entree ("Not just at establishments sporting Beard awards and gravitas. At your neighborhood bistro. Enough."). Amen. New York chef David Chang contributed "The Cheesecake Factory" to the list. Amen again. We would only add, in terms of draggy local trends: "Deals, Miami Spice and likewise". The experience of dining out somehow seems degraded when restaurant promotions resemble Joan Rivers peddling jewelry on the QVC Shopping Network. Restaurateurs need to figure out how to provide fair value for their food and wine year round, and leave it at that.