Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I guess I like boring food

Ever wonder if people really like the food at some trendy places or are they afraid to say otherwise and have the cool, trendy people look at them like lepers?

I am not going to mention any names here because I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. It isn't a matter of right or wrong anyway, just a matter of preferences, but I do suspect some people are sheepish when it comes to flocking to a place that is getting a lot of attention.
There is new burger place near me that is being talked about a lot. A friend and I went there for lunch where you order, pay, go sit down and wait for your burger or glorified hotdog to be be brought to you in cardboard and waxed paper. The fries were good but the burger reminded me of Burger King. That isn't an insult to BK, but why pay more elsewhere for a BK grilled meat patty? And then eat it on paper and bus your own table.
Last night my monthly dinner buddies and I went to a place that was written up in a magazine about where to dine, be seen, etc.  We can say BTDT (been there, done that) and move on without looking back. Pasta is an inexpensive dish. For the small amount of meat in the dish, the price was ridiculous. No soup, no bread, rolls or breadsticks accompanied the dish. We each had an iced tea but weren't offered a refill. Their signature dessert was a big disappointment to all three of us.
I'll be the first one to say that I am not a gourmet cook. I sometimes take short cuts, use some convenience products, and even worse...some days I hate the thought of cooking and we have...dare I say it? food burgers or pizza! I love watching the Food Network but I think it is has brought out an ugly trait in some people. I guess a person can be a snob about anything.


SkippyMom said...

Amen :D!

I too like "boring" food - or as we like to call it "comfort food".

I do enjoy reading and watching TV about food - but some of it is so frou-frou - and the prices, puhleese.

They actually had two reviews in the Washington Post this past week - one was for a hot dog cart [yes, CART] that sold $9 hot dogs! and another where a woman was making "artisan" ice cream that cost upwards of $20 per PINT! How can people NOT be embarrassed to charge these prices for these things.

And do not get me started on cupcake shops and their 3.00 dollar "creations". BAH!

Yeah, kind of passionate about this. giggle

Blondie's Journal said...

I guess I like everything...except over priced food. Too much money for too little portions is my "beef"!!


Sewconsult said...

How True! My 90 yr old mother complains daily, because the menu that she is suppose to choose from sounds foreign to her. Whoever makes up the menu wants those elderly folks to think that they are getting fancy food. Give her a piece of ham, well made mac & cheese and some good green beans and she will be happy. Don't forget her dessert either!

LemonyRenee' said...

I had to stop over and see what you're up to. You most always bring me a chuckle, and this one didn't disappoint. I agree with every syllable here. I even think I could guess the restaurants you are talking about. Perhaps the only good thing that may come out of this down economy is that restaurants will have to start offering more to their customers. I regularly feel -- if I focus solely on the food -- ripped off when we eat out. Sometimes it is worth it to me simply to spare me the trouble of cooking it, but that is not saying much. I can't remember the last time we ate out and felt as if we got something that we couldn't have done better at home -- or at some place cheaper. And when the bill is around $40, I don't want to have to order at a counter, carry my own food to the table, and bus it after were are finished -- that doesn't save me much trouble, does it?! I don't like this new trend in restaurants lately, and I hope it fails. so there!

It's good to see you again. We are doing okay here, the three of us. My daughter, however, continues to struggle mightily. I'll stop by again. :)

Retired Knitter said...

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I, too, love boring food ... and I love love love boring food I didn't make - (for example: boiled hot dogs are good at home on the bun with mustard. The same boiled hot dog bought out of the home is GREAT!! Go figure.) I totally enjoyed the cartoon - ostrich tasks like Swan .... that made me howl!

Loved the post. I will be visiting back again.