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10 Worst Dining Trends of the Last Decade

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The Chicago Tribune's Christopher Borrelli asked chefs, restaurant experts, and the owners of a food bookstore in Maine: "What were the 10 worst dining trends of the last decade?" and got some great answers.

I couldn't include every gripe -- mache, water sommeliers, organ-meat entrees, unisex bathrooms, bacon tattoos on chefs, over-flaunted kitchen burns, chefs tables ("usually they're done as an afterthought, and it shows") -- but here's what leaped out, in order of annoyance.

Flipping through the pictures, I found myself chanting "yes" and "YESSS!!!"

Tell me about your pet peeves, below.

Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn is the editor of