Does anyone else prefer the dirty hole in the wall places over the trendy upscale restaurants?
I just want to be full when I leave.
I like both. I judge a restaurant's quality based off of cost-effectiveness of my satisfaction. I love going to a fancy dinner every once in a while, but the little Chinese owned burger joint down the street has the best teriyaki chicken plate I've ever had, and it's HUGE.
>"hole in the wall"
This is a hypermeme at this point.
Nobody brought up chain garbage before you did. OP talked about preferring "dirty", hole in the wall type places over more upscale restaurants, which obviously implies that he has access to the upscale restaurants, but chooses not to go there. You really need to improve your reading comprehension.
Try reading comprehension at an adult level instead of just sounding out the words. It's obvious to anyone with a brain that op's idea of "high end hipster places" means cheesecake factory and bonefish grill
Hole in the wall places are only ever good if they are in major cities. They scrape by by having really good food. Hole in the wall places in small towns simply have no competition and are usually trash.
>dirty hole in the wall places over the trendy upscale restaurants?
I not a fan of dirty, but I'd rather eat at a cheap place with good food than an expensive place serving tarted up versions of similar dishes for top dollar. But if the hole in the wall is serving crap and the trendy joint has a good chef I'm more than willing to change my stance.
>I just want to be full when I leave.
How fat are you that this is even a consideration? Restaurant portion sizes are pretty big. If anything I see that as a bad thing, because I'm either wasting food or stuck carrying around a doggie bag for the rest of the night after dining out. I'm happy to pay for a meal, but I don't need leftovers as well.
i live in a neighborhood that's gentrifying and while there are more and more restaurants opening up.. they are crap. and the old good stuff that was here is either closing or "upscaling" and turning to crap
it sucks.. i can't wait to move
fuck yuppies and condos
Honestly, sometimes yes, sometimes no. There are some restaurants in my city, mostly Greek-Italian ones that are simply the best. They have been owned and run by the same families for decades and the food they serve is not only hearty, plentiful, and tasty but the price point isn't terrible for the quality and amount you get. I would often rather go to a place like this than an upscale $40-$50/plate restaurant honestly. That being said, some other hole in the wall places are very questionable and I like my food to not make me sick. I would much rather go to an upscale restaurant where I know the price, but also the standards are very high, than a few hole in the wall places that are questionable.
So I guess it really depends. I try to judge each establishment individually and not generalize.
My SO wants me to try fine dining but I just don't think I'd fit in since I'm a low maintenance no pretentious home cooked meal kind of person. I'm sure some of them have great food though.
Translation: I'm mad that I'm poor and can't afford a condo.
The food at these new expensive restaurants are shit even though I've never tasted it because it's too expensive.
I'm wealthy and own a nice condo, but I hate yuppies too. However, I equally hate people like you who feel the need to announce how much they hate other people who have more money than them.
Also gentrification is a good thing. It's called progress. You really want slums, disease, drug use and bullshit? Redeveloping the shit parts of town and making them habitable by people who contribute to society is a good thing.
The only downside is that, yes, it does not solve the problem of drug use, and crime of the current lower socioeconomic residents because all it does it force them to another area which will become even more shitty. There needs to be another solution to assist these people but at the same time, trying to hold onto your slums is disgusting.
>Fuck Chad behind SO's back
>Make SO pay for $70/plate fine dining meals daily
>Start denying him sex
>Have Chad and the team cum inside you
>After SO pays for $700 wine+upscale dinner reward him by letting you eat you out for dessert while having Jamie Olivers ooking show playing in the background
haha.. never said i was poor
condos are retarded garbage and yuppies have shit taste and go to shit restaurants
i'm buying acres on a lake out in the country because some moron just paid a shit load for my tiny piece of shit house
your "nice condo" is going to be a money pit pile of garbage in 20 years when the lousy construction starts to show
only retards buy condos
You're obviously poor or lower middle class. It's just obvious from the tone. Acres in the country are dirt cheap. Condos have different levels of construction. Some are built with better materials, some are just cheaper. Mine jumped about $100,000 in value in just a year. I wouldn't keep a condo for more than 10 years though. But yeah, run along and be one of those idiots who thinks he's ahead of the curve because he can buy a few acres of remote land and grow some fucking vegetables in his backyard. You probably love guns and drinking shitty beer too.
Cooking at home is better, but fine dining can be worth it sometimes depending on what you get. I prefer to cook for myself at home instead of eating out in general, but the skills of a well experienced chef well exceeds my skills as a home cook and that is definitely reflected in the quality and taste of the food.
Normally I'll just go out to a nice restaurant for a special occasion like Christmas or a birthday with friends/family.
you're obviously very dumb, because you think owning space in the sky is progressive and that you can "class" people by their "tone" on 4chan
also i'm not american so guns, shitty beer, disease and slums aren't something i have to worry about in my daily life
Are you fucking retarded? With the growing population you think there is enough land in every place on Earth for people? Condos are the solution for overpopulation.
Are you from Vancouver by any chance? I wouldn't be surprised.
>Search for this restaurant
>"Calumet Fisheries was featured in Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” on the Travel Channel, February 2, 2009."
OP is a fag. These kinds of places are the worst because they have plenty of money/exposure to not be dirty but they just hoard it instead
Drove all the way from Delaware to Alaska once, so I've eaten all over the country, pic related in Washington and some place off route 50 in Colorado had the best burgers I've ever had.
The best BBQ I've ever had came out of the back of an old black guy's dilapidated mini van.
I was at a conference in Indianapolis, and they brought in six or seven food trucks for lunch. They were all the typical hipster bullshit, except for the black guy who had a few chafing dishes of pulled pork, some cheap buns, and two bottles of sauce set up on a folding table outside of his van.
Nobody was in line because it looked sketchy as fuck, but I took the plunge and got two sandwiches. Seriously one of the greatest things I have ever ate.
I know it says Magic Wok on the side, but everyone knows it as Ms. Betty's. She's a real sweetheart and runs the place by herself, the menu is tiny, but everything on it is delicious and at a great value.
Closed down atm. There's a bunch of drama over it all (she also just happens to be a mini slum lord in the city). I just want my cashew chicken back damn it.
Whichever place I can get full from and not break the bank. Obviously, that typically entails hole in the wall places.
This is probably my corn-fed Kansas upbringing talking; but I can make a better meal, for a third of the price, than most "upscale" restaurants I've been to.
The best restaurants, with real talent, are the joints on the nigger side of town.
I certainly do. there's this little nothing of a mexican place in my hometown that I can't even recall the name of because for years me and my brother have been calling it "Mimi's Taquito Hole" (no idea why that started but it stuck) and it's fucking great.