Just glancing through posts and comments I've learned that only douche bags go to The Porch, which is not surprising, given that Henderson Avenue is populated by them. So are the restaurants of Uptown. The suburbs? Full of douches. Maybe not North Richland Hil...no, that must have a share of them. So maybe not Haltom City, although according to the Houston Press, Dallas is one big box of douche bags.
If they indeed come in a box. Wouldn't know.
What gives? Why are we so anxious to slap the douche bag central label on every place in Dallas? Just what makes a restaurant douchey? Is there an authentic, hip, honest section of Dallas--or would that just make them douche bags, too?
Results from last week...
Well, there were no results from last week. Apparently the question--can critics really be anonymous?--failed to resonate.
But, we can give chevytexas a nod for this response: "I sometimes wonder if you're sitting next to me, Dave, and then I realize that in the Age of 'Net we can all wax eloquent about our pommes frites without you (although we must admit we enjoy being validated by your professionl opinion when we read it)."
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Just a couple points. First, I rarely talk about the food when I'm dining for a review. Saturday I sat at Craft arguing about the existence/non-existence of god. Earlier this week I was at Hacienda on Henderson discussing the final matches in World Cup qualifying. The second, even before the Age of 'Net you could all wax eloquent about your pomme frites.
Opinion wasn't invented by the Internet. I remember a column advocating computers in the classroom written back in the mid-90s. The author said that, thanks to the Internet, students are no longer stuck with only Mrs. Smith's version of the American Revolution because "they can now look it up for themselves."
Something they couldn't do with a library and a bunch of books, I guess.
But that's an aside. Wax away, chevy. People have been doing it for centuries. Popular opinion predates professional criticism. In fact, professional criticism exists because of it and will last as long as a few people either praise or complain about their meal then wonder what others think.