so why is this a thing?
fierce competition in the restaurant industry has lead to many novelty bullshit ideas like niggerfaggot slabs of wood and skateboard decks for plates or a trashcan full of french fries
theyre just being quirky to make up for being shit. like IPA's with edgy names and almost every indie band
rocks """"reimagined"""" as """""""food"""""""
Novelty. Fine dining is seen as stuffy and old fashioned by many who are still willing to pay decent $$$ for good food. Being playful with the plating shows the kitchen is not at all stodgy.
>here you go sir, ingredients served separately so you can prepare it the way you like :)
>that'll be $31.95 plus tip
I don't understand what the raw garlic and spring onions are for. Are you supposed to smash them with your shovel?
Would you eat food on a tennis racket?
The "pork belly" stones are quite popular in China. Good luck charm
Why do they serve burgers and steaks on wooden boards? I remember the first time I encountered this I was enraged by how gay and impracticable it as but now I see it everywhere. A few places have also started serving their shit in the style of a 50s diner and on these flimsy plastic trays like a cafeteria.
>Get mountain of fries on dumb wooden board
>Have to be careful not to swipe the fuckers onto the table
Someone reintroduce plates to the restaurant industry please
to take a pic for instagram of course
>dumb millennial or average woman goes to gimmicky restaurant
>takes 100's of selfies with gimmick food on a wood plate and cocktail in a jam jar
>post on social media
>girl gets her hit of dopamine
>restaurant gets free advertising
>both parties win
only negative side effect is it makes normal people cringe
my only 2 concerns are health laws and the restaurants probably going through 5 dishwasher's a week.
it's hard enough to keep a dishwasher hired as it is without them ragequitting or being shit 90% of the time.
>mfw imagining a dishwasher cleaning a pile of shovels
Not him but I'm pretty sure that's from the VIP bit of the Wimbledon championships and so you paid for that before you went in on your ticket price.
>people are paying money for that 2$ worth of junk food just because "le lol so randuumb, muh instagram will be le jelly"
the real racket in the picture is the business practice of that place
You know what, im going my own hipster joint. Im gonna burritos from costco. Microwave them and serve them for $15 a plate but heres the catch. THE PLATE WILL BE UPSIDE DOWN! Fucking GENIUS!
>I'm totally jaded about making food and you should be about eating it!
>so come join us, we make you cook it and serve food on popsiclewear to eat while you sit in a centrifuge
>today's special: "funny pun name for reheated leftovers"
Maybe you should try other cuisines and dishes instead of opting for another burger that has to be dyed entirely black and dropped by spelunkers from the ceiling just so you dint feel like you're still eating the sake shit.
>Some usage prescriptions prescribe that the words "spade" and "shovel" should be held in contradistinction (piercing and digging [spade] versus scooping and moving [shovel]). Natural language does not widely follow these prescriptions; it more often treats "spade" and "scoop" as contradistinguished subsets under "shovel".
>Shart in mart detected
>Many people use the terms “shovel” and “spade” interchangeably. But did you know that they’re actually very different tools?
You're such a retard you think pulse and heart rate are the same
Food is an art also. Are you some sort of fascist?
This is some of the most irritating shit I've ever seen.
The smug radiates off of it.
I would beat the cunt snot out of anyone I saw eating those fries out of a tiny shopping cart.
Less washing up required
Also less time spent bringing food back and forth by the wait staff.
The reason such things are done is to save time/work for the waitstaff and kitchen staff.
Instead of having 3 different courses they sell you one giant course and leave you alone for 30 minutes while they wait on others.
It's a smart and efficient way of doing things. Plus very few customers are going to complain about the individual components of the dish which might be seperately sent back because it looks FUCKHUEG XD.
But won't that make some of the food cold? It would taste better coming out hot and fresh. Also, I'm not sure how it saves on washing. I can't imagine they throw away a skateboard or a tiny shopping cart every time someone has a meal.
The temperature will not drop dramatically just because it's in a little shopping cart. It just looks nicer to have fries in another receptacle. A piles of fries on a plate looks like shit, but tidy them up in a little shopping cart and it has some novelty and better overall appearance.
This is why the elderly hate millennials, they walk into a restaurant run by a 20-something, see everyone being served food on skateboards and shovels and think the current generation has lost it's collective minds.
Your knowledge of spades and shovels will do you good in your job as a hardware store implement section manager. I applaud you good sir, there is a place for every autismo out there.
In Denver, CO for work. So far I've had one item served on a wooden cutting board and one item served on a small cookie/oven tray. Hipsters gonna hip.
The best thing I've had in town so far were some Cabeza tacos that were served on a plate in a restaurant that didn't have an English menu or any signs in english. It was also cheaper.
i still don't understand what the problem is. just a lack of a rim?
wood feels and looks nicer than china and it fits the decor of many restaurants. it's also better to cut things on. i don't understand what makes people so mad
you could have just reverse image searched this
"fireman's breakfast" referencing the practice of cooking on a shovel in the firebox of a locomotive from "the tickethall" a restaurant ina railway station
100% this. Kids today just have no concept of life or respect. Won't stay off my lawn, won't pipe down when Paul Harvey comes on the radio, hell they can't even appreciate good hard candy like Wurthers Original (I still remember my first one). Why was every generation after our own so terrible?
It's a thing in the Midwest and parts of the South. I didn't believe it until I saw it in Wisconsin. I watched an obese guy open a container of chipotle ranch dressing and pour it over a slice of pic related. People do this in the part of the country where pizza like this is considered normal.
>OH GUYS HE'S GOT AN iPHONE
>LOOK GUYS HE'S
>HE'S PROBABLY ABOUT TO TAKE A "SELFIE" OF HIMSELF WITH A... WHATEVER IT IS THOSE PEOPLE EAT
>PROBABLY THINKS HE'S TOO GOOD FOR GOLDEN CORRAL
>OH I GOTTA GO, WHEEL OF FORTUNE JUST STARTED
>YEAH IT'S A SHOW ON TELEVISION, ISN'T TECHNOLOGY WONDERFUL?
>oh, I'm sorry, didn't realise my hearing aid was down so low HAHA
The midwest is straight up disgusting when it comes to food. Fucking ranch on everything.
Dishwasher salmon, mayo and jello as dietary staples, fucking pic related.
>>that'll be $31.95 plus tip
>hands over 50% off groupon
something something consumerism
something something tasteful portions
something something i am a massive faggot who isnt content with a 12 inch plate with a bit of ribeye and a bunch of chips on it with some kind of sauce/meat juice and pickled ginger omg so kawaii desu.
I want off the Mr. Projected Insecurities wild ride
The most disgusting thing is that every piece of the meal will be fondled by hands. I can taste sweaty kitchen fluids all over everything, please stop I don't mind if it looks like shit just pan 2 plate pls
But seriously, I'll shoot anyone who trepasses on my property.
Look, man. I'm not going to call you names. I'm not going to make fun of your argument, or even refute it. I'm just going to tell you to look down at your keyboard, and find the key between U and O. Do you see it? That's "I". That's what you need to worry about right now. Take the next five minutes and think of a few sentences that begin with "I". I'll help you out.
>I am angry.
>I am lashing out.
>I am disappointed with my life.
>I am upset with my situation.
>I post inflammatory and upsetting statements online in a sad attempt at human interaction.
If you're interested, I have a challenge for you. Turn off your computer, or more likely your phone, and walk into your bathroom. Take a long look in the mirror. You will probably avoid eye contact with your reflection at first. You need to overcome that fear and look deep into your own eyes. Face yourself and think about what's going wrong. Then, go take a walk. Chances are high that you haven't seen the sun in about 4 months. That's okay. Just drag your overweight frame out the door and take a lap around the block. You'll feel better. I promise. Then come back and let us all know how much better you're feeling. We all await your apology. Take care.
Fresh off the boat, from reddit, kid? heh I remember when I was just like you. Braindead. Lemme give you a tip so you can make it in this cyber sanctuary: never make jokes like that. You got no reputation here, you got no name, you got jackshit here. It's survival of the fittest and you ain't gonna survive long on 4chan by saying stupid jokes that your little hugbox cuntsucking reddit friends would upboat. None of that here. You don't upboat. You don't downboat. This ain't reddit, kid. This is 4chan. We have REAL intellectual discussion, something I don't think you're all that familiar with. You don't like it, you can hit the bricks on over to imgur, you daily show watching son of a bitch. I hope you don't tho. I hope you stay here and learn our ways. Things are different here, unlike any other place that the light of internet pop culture reaches. You can be anything here. Me ? heh, I'm a judge.. this place.... this place has a lot to offer... heh you'll see, kid . . . that is if you can handle it.
Why are white men so boring? It seems like all the threads I find on here are pictures of chili's burgers and a bunch of white guys praising it. Why do white men have such pleb taste yet act like foodies?
>automatically calling this attention seeking shit 'hipster'
Hipsters don't like tacky shit. They have standards, it isn't anything goes. This stuff is literally just unimaginative restaurant managers trying to get social media and word of mouth to pull in punters
I think the people who abuse the word hipster in this way probably just don't get out very much
You know when you have an in joke with a couple of friends and it's ducking hilarious and clever, and then some idiot hears you doing it, half understands what you're doing and starts trying to participate, and then the joke is ruined forever because its meaning has been diluted? Yeah that's what has happened with the word hipster.
>expect to hold that thing in my greasy paws and dig in
>its a burger and some buns burried under a mountain of lettuce
>expected to eat burger with knife and fork
these people should be butchered
>you may yell in green
Kek, I'm stealing that for future uses
I can't stand places like this. I live in Indianapolis and there's this restaurant called "Milktooth" that's new and super fucking hipster. But the food looked good so my girlfriend and I tried it out.
She ordered this weird take they do on a pancake, but asked if they could please leave the nuts they throw on top off. It's just a topping and is done after the food is done, so no problem, right? Well, no. The chef REFUSED to make it without the nuts. Refused. The waitress tried feeding us some garbage that the chef is an "artist" blah blah blah. Yeah, such an amazing culinary artist that he was to work in Indianapolis where the competition isn't exactly that hard anyways.
Later overheard a customer asking for a burger without the bun. Again, chef refused to make the burger if he didn't physically pick the fucking thing up and put it on a bun. Didn't tip and never returned.
I mean, maybe they draw a little bit of business from food snobs who like the exclusivity and feeling that the food is a work of art, but do these places not realize the number of customers they push away with these retarded rules? Not like I really care, I just won't eat there. But it's bad business.
And to add to this, I went to some brewery in my hometown that's going for the hipster microbrew shit. They serve food too. I ordered this sausage platter because that's what I thought it would be: a sausage platter. But no, it actually comes out on, I shit you not, a little tiny coat rack with miniature closet hangers with big sausages hanging from them like giant cooked donkey dicks. And the dipping sauces were served in bronzed baby shoes.
I couldn't stop laughing for a solid 5 minutes but then felt really uncomfortable by trying to eat these weird things while everyone stared. Wish I would have taken a picture
>implying they use dishwashers for that
It'd probably be safer to eat off of if they didn't use hot water and detergent to breakdown whatever protective coatings do exist, exposing the metal flakes, treated synthetics, decals, and silk screened paint underneath.
>hungover on facebook
>see a video
>"People are going nuts for these cocktails served inside of lightbulbs"
fukken why tho, are people retarded?