12 Food Trends That Need to Die

Calorie counts are a bummer, and unisex bathrooms are embarrassing
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2009 11:47 AM CDT
Please: No more fake speakeasies, Esquire begs.   (©tim eschaton)
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(Newser) – Why must everything, from burgers to pizza to Vietnamese street sandwiches, have a high-end gourmet version? Those three things should die, along with 9 other food trends that bug Esquire:

  1. Faux speakeasies: spots with no phone number, sign
  2. "Farm to table": idea is fine, but the expression must die
  3. Unisex bathrooms

  1. Calorie counts on menus
  2. More than one kind of salt on the table
  3. Our obsession with restaurant critics
  4. "Cocktail programs": Esquire didn't explain what that means...
  5. "Any food turned into powder"
  6. Waiters named "Todd": just because