Today, I have several worries to discuss. My sanity, for one. Also, my hearing. Plus, the strange state of restaurant names.
things first. There are a couple of restaurants in the Miami area whose
names have caught my attention recently and, frankly, horrified me. The
first, in South Beach's trendy SoFi neighborhood, is called La
Gloutonnerie. Yep, that's right, the restaurant is named Gluttony. Isn't
that a sin? Not, apparently, to the restauranteurs who opened the place
in 2012. "Go ahead. Indulge," the website invites. "Sin is in." This
is, after all, South Beach, fabled for its hedonistic tendencies, but
still, isn't there something unseemly about gluttony? Wouldn't the same
food served under a different name taste the same?