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 AmazingRibs.com.