To some, the experience of dining out has become simply intolerable. Snobbery and a “foodie”-driven game of culinary one-upmanship have brought us as a society to the brink of complete and utter insanity when it comes to our food and restaurant choices.
Rainn Wilson certainly thinks so, as this story of a birthday-dinner-gone-foodie can attest. Ming Mong’s Ethiopian/Finnish restaurant (not real…yet) is a perfect example of the type of place supposed “foodies” go crazy over, but we all know that their favorite restaurants are basically just mad libs that go something like:
(Weird name) has a restaurant called (Word in foreign language) that serves (choose between “organic,” “sustainable,” or “fair trade”) dishes based on what the chef can find when he hand-picks every piece of food at (Local farmer’s market) . He draws inspiration from a profoundly important year spent studying in (Southeast Asian country) while also infusing tastes of (North African country) and (Eastern European country) . It’s simply to die for.