I am in a quandary. I wonder if there is some sort of a Chowhound specific predisposition that my DNA chain might be missing. For example, I had a wonderful meal a few weeks back at Mexico City, as did my friends who have similarly refined tastes. The majority of the board participants find it akin to pig slob. On the other side of the coin, I just had a really substandard dining experience at Opus, which seems to be the cause célèbre of the ‘hounds as of late. And maybe even worst of all, after three attempts to find the inherent magic, I have given up on Pinkberry.
Now I know I have good taste, which is totally subjective. Good food on many levels makes me happier than almost anything in the world. I have had an adventurous and sophisticated palate from a very young age. I was reading cookbooks as a kindergartener and Ruth Reichel and MFK Fisher as a teen. So, why are some of my key experiences seem to be so incongruous with the status quo on Chowhound? Inquiring minds (and taste buds) want to know.