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Gastropubs -- played out? (moved from Los Angeles board)

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Gastropubs -- played out? (moved from Los Angeles board)

vlad | Dec 19, 2007 12:52 PM

Seems like everyone is getting on the gastropub bandwagon these days, places essentially imitating Father's Office in Santa Monica are popping up like mushrooms from LA to Phoenix. (Not to mention that the people behind FO are in the midst opening up a second location.)

But...

Is it getting out of hand? Is the concept and, I daresay, the 'art' of the gastropub, being diluted? Are some of these gastropubbers taking themselves a bit too seriously? Can we stand more dry-aged beef gourmet burgers? After all, 'familiarity breeds contempt', no?

Or am I just a misanthrope? Your opinion is appreciated. Hit me.

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