I was just reading Elizabeth Large’s 2009 Restaurant Awards in the Sun (feel free to discuss! I know there are some experts out there) However, I was mainly drawn to MartyCrane’s CAPS LOCK FUELED OUTRAGE
EVERYDAY PEOPLE AREN’T INTERESTED IN THIS KINDS OF RESTAURANTS, WHY DON’T YOU FINE LOOK AND ADVERTISE RESTAURANTS THAT NORMAL EVERYDAY PEOPLE VISIT? IF YOU TAKE NOTICE, YOU KEEP REFEREING TO RESTAURANTS THAT HAVE CLOSED ARE REOPENED SOME WHERE ELSE, DA. HOW ABOUT RAILLO’S ON SOUTH FORT AVENUE? SQUIRES IN DUNDALK? THESE ARE THE PLACES PEOPLE GO TO EAT. GREAT FOOD, EASY ON THE POCKET BOOK. MAYBE WE CAN SAVE SOME OF THESE RESTAURANTS IF W TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THEM?
(I know Marty, I too was perplexed by Ms. Large’s glaring omission of Woodberry Kitchen and Charleston. Hello? Has the mainstream media heard of President Obama’s organic veggie victory garden? Support the Troops, Eat Dandelion Salad. But I digress. Marty’s comment is such a great example of the anti-elitist discourse in today’s politics. Marty is right, who wants to eat a $18 dollar plate of bitter, limp, lettuce (I’m looking in your direction arugula), but the danger is that this politics of resentment is used to defeat any kind of educated opinion as “elitist”. This is one way that uneducated people end up carrying water for a cynical corporate elite who certainly don’t have Marty’s interests at heart. At the same time, however, for all of his capital letters and misspelled werds, I think Marty has a point. The Sun is not going to win over Baltimoreans by ignoring their tastes, and the Everyday/Elite opposition is only strengthened by articles and comments like these. I welcome Marty to check out our reviews of Rub, Attman’s, and Iggie’s for other easy on the pocketbook places where blue collar bros and elitist ho’s can dine together.
Who’s up for Squire’s this weekend?