– restaurants that care so much about interior design and presentation but serve mediocre tasting food.
– restaurants that get high ratings and raving Yelp reviews for no reason.
– restaurants where patrons act like they are in heaven, again – for no reason.
By the way, I haven’t tried it yet, so I am talking totally out of my ass.
There are well over 1000 restaurants in San Francisco and…. they all suck regardless of how many Yelp stars or Michelin stars they get, except maybe a few exceptions.
Every trip to yet another “hot” spot is a consistent disappointment. The same minimal, sterile, modern decor, hipster-douche clientele, ultra bland, oily and way overpriced and over-hyped food. My new resolution is to stop expecting anything during my future trips to any local dining establishments. After all, they as that he who has no expectations cannot be disappointed.
Last night was yet another gourmet fiasco. How do you make chicken wings and salmon skin taste exactly the same – like an oily styrofoam? – Why rape trout with tons of salt and grease? And how did I earn the punishment of being served a cooked lettuce?
I am always most puzzled by the same thing – how is it that everyone else around is so excited about the shitty food they are eating? And how do they get themselves to rave about food that’s borderline inedible? Are all others really that fake that they can’t show even the most mild sign of revolt against bad food? Or they just don’t know any better?
The following poll suggests that there might be more to us than just a bunch of
pigs foodies, whose main interest and goal in life is stuffing their mouths with all the bland, overpriced and overrated that his city has to offer at the local restaurants. It appears that those who eat to leave lead by slight margin. But then again, if this poll had been limited to San Francisco only, the results would be much more disappointing. I would estimate 90% / 10% in favor of shameless gluttony.
Did you notice how often your presence at a restaurant is totally disregarded by those dining next to you, until your meal arrives. Then, they will check out what’s on your table very attentively, especially if they are real foodies, and again – without acknowledging you in any way. Now you know what’s more important to check out – the humans or plates of greasy appetizers and bland entrees.