‘Is there one culinary culprit ...’:
Reader No. 1 spots this Brian McGrory article
on whether Boston restaurateurs are going the way of modern architects -- hopelessly over intellectualizing their profession with artsy anti-bourgeois snootiness while yanking bills from your wallet like good capitalist barons. ... Reader No. 1: “(McGrory's) overview of the Boston food scene is an article for the ages. Completely fair and balanced in how well he captured the weird balance of pretentiousness, skill, and the bottom line (at least according to Chef Oringer).” ... Oringer’s defense of small meals is also one for the ages. ... Don’t want to blow McGrory’s apt ending, but I will say I don’t think chefs have gone too far. If they do, they fall over the sales cliff. The ultimate check and balance of the marketplace. How and why the marketplace failed to check architects is a different issue for a different blog post ...
-- To the emailers who have written in: The comparison to architects is mine, not McGrory's. My pet-peeve, not his, though I think there's a parallel. I thought it was clear. My apologies.