It's incredibly hard to debunk a myth or change a reputation, even if at one point it was well deserved. I thought it might be interesting to compile a list of these myths and no-longer-deserved reputations in order to educate people on the CURRENT state of the Boston restaurant scene, not some outdated or never-existed state. Here's a few off of the top of my head. Obviously some will disagree with mine. Please add your own.
1. Boston doesn't have good Mexican food. Certainly this once was kinda true, but certainly no longer is. We may not be L.A., but if you want Mexican, we have some places to send you.
2. Boston is a great seafood town. If that's true, why do we have such crummy seafood restaurants? Of course you can get good seafood in numerous Boston-area restaurants, and the addition of places like Island Creek certainly have upped the ante, so maybe this myth is soon to become a reality!
3. Teatro is loud. Ok, the place is not quiet, but the addition of carpeting and acoustic ceiling tiles resolved the deafening noise problem years and years (and years) ago.
What else you got?