I’m not making any friends with this post, for sure.

by Matt on October 11, 2007

Stars

Did you know that the fate of fine dining rests on a select few who publish books and give stars and take them away? It’s true! I’m serious! I read it somewhere!

Apparently food tastes better if people give it more stars.

And here I thought it was talented chefs? I sure have a lot to learn.

Oh brother.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Monica October 11, 2007 at 9:30 am

Kinda like the ‘Michelin Stars’?

West October 11, 2007 at 9:58 am

Here, here!

Michelle October 11, 2007 at 4:41 pm

So true. A 5 star meal to one person could be a 2 star meal to another. Tis a shame really.

Robert October 11, 2007 at 6:46 pm

Interesting. So few taste buds for such important decisions.

JeffSS October 11, 2007 at 7:00 pm

I just go by what celebrities go to the restaurants. That’s all that matters in America right? :)

Duncan | Syrup&Tang October 12, 2007 at 1:23 am

At least in some of us, doesn’t the cynicism meter increase with the number of stars? ;)

Duncan | Syrup&Tang October 12, 2007 at 1:23 am

At least in some of us, doesn’t the cynicism meter increase with the number of stars? ;)

Steve October 12, 2007 at 11:02 am

i’m sensing some pent-up agression here. LOL.

stars?! who pays attention to that shit? I don’t see movies rated on stars. Same with food places.

I go to places that peeps tell me are good — or that look awesome. Who cares about stars?! Pshaw!!!

Hillary October 12, 2007 at 12:49 pm

Hehe I, for one, like this post. What do you think the message behind ratatouille is? :)

Rasa Malaysia October 13, 2007 at 9:43 am

LOL. I totally agree. In fact, I just posted a long similar comment on Delicious Days. I mean, how do you define “The BEST restaurants in fill-in-the-blank?” It’s just not scientific and too subjective and lies in the hands (and mouths!) of selected few!! To me, the BEST restaurant is where I get the most satisfying experience, so much so that my stomach and myself feel deliriously happy after eating the meal–perhaps it’s that bowl of noodles at a hawker center in Malaysia (I am biased!), or that pho served at Little Saigon, or that mom-and-pop that no critics or writers go to!

s'kat October 13, 2007 at 3:04 pm

I HATE having to give stars to restaurants- it’s completely arbitrary!

Read the fucking review and make up your own mind. Damned sheeple.

s'kat October 13, 2007 at 3:04 pm

I HATE having to give stars to restaurants- it’s completely arbitrary!

Read the fucking review and make up your own mind. Damned sheeple.

180/360 October 16, 2007 at 9:52 pm

I was just complaining about the hotel star rating system! I personally go by our local papers restaurant food inspector reports. Frankly no matter how many stars it has, if I hear that rat droppings were found, meat was stored at improper temperatures or that mold was found in the ice machine, I will not be back. :D

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