Posted: Jun 5, 2006 8:49 pm
The snooty foreign-language thing I can abide. I REALLY don't like it when these new, "minimalist" spots that seem to be popping up everywhere use "unconventional" menu descriptions. Like, I can't remember where it was, but the "Salads" section of the menu was titled "Weeds." That's supid, and not ground-breaking, and didn't anyone ever tell you that irony doesn't print?
Also, I dislike it when the chef's name is on the menu (I saw this most recently at Mint/820). Another thing: a long diatribe on the menu about how "We try our damnedest to use fresh, local, organic, seasonal ingredients responsibly sourced because blah blah blah." You know, I read Fast Food Nation, too. Like, two years ago. Spare me the lecture.