13 Restaurant No-Nos That Shouldn’t Exist After 2013

Posted by / Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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- The repeated use of “housemade” on menus

- Hard, cold butter

- Vibrating discs or texting to let you know when your table is available

- Sriracha squiggles

- You can have a fall menu without pumpkin spice

- Salted caramel everything

- Deconstructed anything. It’s a restaurant, not Legoland

- Sushi in non-sushi restaurants

- Foie gras with anything but foie gras (don’t need it on a  burger or mac n cheese)

- Charging for the bread basket

- Doughnuts for the sake of having a trendy treat

- The small plate trend … with each small plate costing the same as an entree

- Out of season fruit as dessert garnish (no one eats that strawberry next to the chocolate lava cake)

- Chocolate lava cake

 

Contributors:  @chrisjbukowski @cityshopgirl, @EpicureanDC, @ frijolita, @gansie, @jamechamberlin, @KitchenBuey, @kstreetkate, @nevinmartell,
@onioncloute, @russellwarnick, @WARojas

(December 2013)

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