“Some people are arrogant about it,” he said. “They don’t understand why. But we explain that it’s one big table and we want the people around you to enjoy their meal. They pay a lot of money for this meal. It became even a distraction for the chef.”Issa also states that these pictures ruin the flow of the meal. The article also draws upon the expertise of an iPhone photography teacher in Bushwick.
I am as guilty as the next person (just take a look at my instagram). I found just the fact that this column was posted an interesting comment on just where dining out is headed. Its not enough to enjoy food; now we must take pictures of the food so that other people know we enjoyed it. It poses the question: If a food is consumed with photographic evidence, was it actually consumed?
Gawker posted an especially snarky response to the NYT article.