At first I thought this thread was satire, I would still like to believe that it is...
I've already accepted that the majority of people on here just like "food"
, in fact most don't care for roadfood or any other local independent restaurants and probably haven't even gone to one
and that's ok, I know I'm probably one of the select few here that enjoys going to local independent restaurants no matter where I am...That's another one of the main reasons why I've stopped doing trip reports...
I despise chains, I hate chains.....2 or 3 or a half dozen restaurants in a confined metro area does not a chain make....
I guess I've been blessed, I can go down the six tenths of a mile of Main Street East Greenwich and find at least 10 independent local restaurants that have never left me disappointed... Don't even get me started on the rest of Rhode Island...
I guess I'm even luckier when I travel. Besides restaurants on Roadfood
(the website or the book) I've found excellent restaurants on my own, and I'm willing to bet my 401k that had the Sterns
known about these restaurants, they would get the Stern's
stamp of approval. 9 out of 10 times I've never been disappointed.
I know others on the forum are just as critical (if not more so)as I am, in fact all of you would be completely shocked and surprised if I started mentioning names.
If local restaurants were rubbish, they would be out of business in a heartbeat. These local restaurauteurs take pride in their product and they want to keep their customers happy. If not, they would be out of business. Chains are consistently medocre, the serve "food in bags" have apathetic employees who do lord knows only what to the food they prepare or serve....I'd rather eat at home and prepare my own meal than go to a chain....in fact it's healthier..
Everyone else can go to their chains.. Meanwhile, I'll enjoy the "local independent mom n pop rubbish"
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