Messed-Up Multitasking

Here at Fed Up we have a few ‘Rules To Eat By’… One of the most strictly followed is to seriously question any restaurants serving more than one type of cuisine. This rule also applies to grocery products that attempt to mesh multiple foods into one convenient package. Warning flags need to be raised as soon as you come across a restaurant or a grocery product that is attempting to be that ‘something for everyone.’

Fed Up Food Jeep

So that is the Fed Up Jeep parked in front of one of ‘those’ establishments serving up too wide of a range of foods. How did this restaurant end up ‘specializing’ in fried chicken, Chinese food, seafood, and po-boy-sandwiches?!? I question the authenticity of their Chinese food, and I wonder how fresh their seafood actually is…
Dozer, the Fed Up dog did not approve of this place.

I admit, there are times when it works out OK…In Chicago I have seen an Asian-Italian place that appeared to make sense, and in Vegas there is a great place called Sushi Samba serving up Brazilian-Peruvian-Japanese stuff. It works. But often times Food fusions can often be terrible if not balanced correctly.

I like a range of options when it comes to ordering food on a menu. Choice is a GOOD thing. However places like The Cheesecake Factory which have crazy menus offering some sort of dish from practically every country, are just overbearing. Once you are done navigating the menu and finally decide what region of the world your taste-buds are going to visit, the waiter leaves you with a plate of food that just seems…dull and far from extraordinaire.

I have been to 24-hour dinners where you can start off with bowl of Mediterranean humus as your appetizer, followed by an Asian stirfy, and then finish with an American apple pie. Everything is edible…but not really enjoyable. The more cultural cuisines a menu tires to offer, the more likely that nothing is going to be very special.


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4 Comments on “Messed-Up Multitasking”

  1. April 23, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    I have to agree specialize in one and be the best at it!!!

    • April 24, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

      I was so sad to see one of favorite traditional Thai restaurants suddenly start serving sushi…I have avoided the restaurant ever since. I think some places have pulled off multiple-cuisine menus if that was the ORIGINAL intention of the place from the beginning. But when places just start adding random ‘foreign’ items, then they really start to roll down-hill.

      • April 25, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

        Did the Thai food they were serving start sucking after they started serving sushi? Personally I probably wouldn’t avoid one of my favorite restaurants like that unless the food I went there for started suffering because of the newer offering.

      • April 26, 2013 at 10:25 am #

        To be honest I can’t remember. But often times if the chef, and the staff start focusing on new ‘foreign’ foods, then the seem to get less adapt at their old staples.
        There was a Vietnamese places that started serving some new fusion things…their old items got worse and worse as they became less popular. BUT the new fusion items on the menu are pretty awesome.

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