Monday, July 2, 2012
It's funny how the word "hype" is used and abused in food and restaurant reviews so negatively. Yet ironically, the people who dined in these "over-hyped" restaurants did exactly just that... They made themselves part of the hype. Restaurants and chefs get publicity for many reasons, most of which are tv appearances and such. The thing is, it really doesn't matter if they're getting all the hoopla. There are numerous talented chefs and cooks all around the world who aren't in the spotlight, and those who have had their guest appearances or found themselves as contestants in food reality shows. If they're good, they're good. At the end of the day, good food is what counts... And I am happy to say that despite the "hype", I will gladly eat their food if it's good, or at least try it out. If I get disappointed, it's part of the experience. If I walk away smiling, thinking about my next blog post, that's great too. I'm just glad to have experienced the hullabaloo.