There was an article in the Food section of the NYT’s recently on dealing with people who take photos of the food the’ve been served. High end restaurants have started provided high quality photos of their dishes and are making them available to diners at the table who are anxious to post real time shots to social media. They’re tied of people standing up on their chair to get a good overview of the meal. I’m certainly guilty of that. Mostly they’re concerned with people taking bad, i.e. flash, photos of their elegant servings. They are over-reaching to protect their designer brand. It’s food for Pete‘s sake.
My favorite Chinese place is White Swan in the South Wedge. I could tell they’re not crazy about photos either but the food is cheap and the place is popular with healthy young Asians so the atmosphere is fun. The language issue is fun too. I easily confused our server by briefly going off topic. I over-stress the “steamed not fried tofu” request when I ordered my dish and would up with fried.
I like their Bubble coffee and their fortunes. “Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.” “In the eyes of lovers, everything is beautiful.”