Sometimes, I'll go to a restaurant that some LTHer raved about and not think very highly of it. [I know, there's a whole thread on this topic and some day when I have some spare time I'll add my .02 to it.]
And sometimes, I'll go get a meal and leave wondering "What restaurant did those other people eat at? What I just had totally sucked!"
That was my experience yesterday. I have a lot of respect for the people who posted on this thread, but I have to ask "Where the fk do YOU people eat, because that bears no resemblance to the crap I ate yesterday!"
I ate here not that long ago, less than a month ago, because I know it was shortly after my last trip to Las Vegas. The dinner I had was OK, not as good as others I've had, but we also ordered pretty mundanely. It was nothing that would cause me to instantly change my opinion on the place, although the totality of other comments do give me pause on returning.
That said, the comment quoted above, I know is not meant to be disparaging to me generally, but generally it does get my goat (because in the plain text of what's written it's highly disparaging, although I think there's some tongue-in-cheek here). Still, it's not so much this one as the general spirit in several recent threads (you all know the ones) where it seems people feel the need tell each other how bad their opinions were.
There's all sorts of reasons that people have different experiences at restaurants. That's not also taking into account how people value different things and what excites someone vs. turning them off. There's no reason we should all like the same place, and there's no reason to expect we all have the same experiences. Trying to enforce some other standards, to me, seems fruitless and leads to an off-tone. Cannot you say what you think without other comments? I'd happy to read different opinions than mine; I'd just like to read a bit less commentary of my opinions themselves.
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