Noise


Dining Dilemmas: Meeting the Chef, Ordering for Your Date, and the Art of Noise

* Marina O’Loughlin thinks meeting the chef is as overrated as everything else that’s overrated these days. [The Guardian] * Can you stay slim if you dine out often? You can if you follow Ed Levine’s three simple tips. [Serious Eats] * Portland restaurateurs discuss their different approaches to the art of noise in their [...]

Noisy Restaurants Prove Unappetizing for Some Diners

San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer understands that not every diner can (or wishes to) tolerate noisy restaurants. In his ratings, in fact, you’ll find a special category that addresses noise levels, such as this from his recent review of Ristobar: “Noise rating: BOMB; Too noisy for normal conversation (80+ decibels).” (He very much enjoyed [...]