Well, this is old news to most of you 'heads on here.
We were getting a late, quick meal at El Cid on kedzie and milwaukee in Logan Square tonight. The guacamole was wonderful as it seems the avocados are FINALLY ripe...what a difference.
Anyway, the only people in the joint are yuppies/drunk yuppies ordering one thing only: burritos.
Just 6 months ago I remember seeing a mixed crowd.
Anyway, the thing that really hit home with us were the two broads who sat behind us. I being a chowhound had to listen to them order:
"Is there LARD in your refried beans?" (translation: we dont want flavor in our food)
anyway, just illustrated to me first hand how the dumbing down/yuppifying of our fine ethnic establishments occurs. Very sad.
I hope El Cid can withstand the pressure to remove the flavor from the food.
Not that they are particularly wonderful, but the servers are always very nice and I have found the place to be reliable.
thanks for listening to my vent.