Love my Blondies and other new posters-
If you wish to post a good starting point is reading: http://portlandfood....p?showtopic=879
Love to my Blondies:
I do smirk at your statement that 'we have to much time on our hands', particularly when you are choosing to participate as well.
This is a food board. We all love food. We are here to talk about food (in its many incarnations.)
I'm sure you have some 'group' you participate in whether or not it be knitting circles, mommies club, poker night, on-line gaming or whatever. It is very arrogant and degrading to imply that this community is any less valuable than what may interest you. Particularly when you've actively chosen to come here to slam it.
Most of us understand that we might have a different opinion, palate and experience than someone else regarding a restaurant.
We like to talk about food to point other foodies to great places, talk about why we were disappointed and debate on reasons.
Someone posted a bad review of a restaurant- it happens. Other owners have spoken up to correct misunderstanding and open doors of communication- some of which still are members of the community.
We appreciate the dialogue.
But, you have to remember, it is just one person's opinion. And there will always be a negative one.
I think MostlyRunning did Iorio a disservice by not telling them he was unhappy.
I was fine with Hilary's reply. But I'm now loosing faith with them- with the sudden 'baiting' of good reviews, the snarky reply of their acquaintances. It seems if they are over-reacting to one bad review, making a mountain out a molehill, and actually making it worse.