Last night on Check Please, two diners complained that the fish at Sam's Grill was "bland". Admittedly, they were two relatively young people who obviosulu preferred spicy Indian and Filipino food, It occurred to me, are we getting so used to overseasoned food that a rex sole at Tadich or Sam's is "bland". when grilled and served with only melted butter? Has the public come to expect all food to be highly seasoned? I can understand the diner's complaint about the naked boiled potato, but that has become almost a SF tradition in old-time SF restaraunts. It seems to be becoming a contest between plain food and spicey food. Odd that spicy places come and go, but Chez Panisse and Manresa are hanging in there.
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