I'm using this forum to vent about the Cheap Bastard style of food writing and to see if I'm on my own. Alice, if you're reading this, no offense intended (I realize that might be dumb as "offensive" might be the only way to take it). You used to be by far my favorite food writer in town. Lately though, I'm so tired of the 10% really funny, 85% barely funny, and 5% substance style. I might not care so much if it weren't for the fact that every other writer at The Observer has begun to mimic that style. Maybe Alice is equally upset that her unique style has been so widely adopted that it is now excessive and frustrating. I think my opinion on this is similar to my opinion on Bill Simmons, for you sports fans, who used to throw in the occasional hilarious joke but now just riddles his articles with mediocre joke after mediocre joke and offers very little substance.
Am I alone on this or does anyone else share that sentiment? If I'm alone I'll deal with it. If not, maybe this feedback is valuable.