I was looking at the list of restaurants participating in the annual "Taste of Durham" food festival, and the list is really depressing. I'm not going to name names, but there are a bunch of very generic, national chains participating, and some extremely uninteresting local offerings. Why don't any of Durham's more notable restaurants want to participate? We could do so much better than this! I go just about every year to the Hill Country food and Wine festival in Austin, TX, and it's a glitzy, spectacular affair. Tickets are about $100, and you get to sample food from what I estimate to be over a hundred restaurants, Texas wineries, and even local distilleries. What gets in the way of Taste of Durham stepping it up?