Can Foodies Be Feral?

Long, detailed post on Wheaton real estate/redevelopment with a focus on food at Urban Turf today (thanks to Mrs. Me’s network of spies for the tip).  Lots of good info and quotes.  My only quarrel is with the headline, which calls Wheaton a “foodie magnet” — to me, the term “foodie” connotes someone who obsesses with trends and haute cuisine and, like the famous definition of a cynic, knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.  I don’t think Wheaton’s many ethnic dives, awesome though some of them are, are attracting what I would call “foodies” — rather they are attracting people from around the region who appreciate great, diverse food at good price-to-value ratios.  Maybe a foodie shows up in Wheaton by accident sometimes, hopefully to be cured of his or her affliction through the magic of kaprow.

Kaprow!

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One response to “Can Foodies Be Feral?

  1. From the urban dictionary — Foodie: A person that spends a keen amount of attention and energy on knowing the ingredients of food, the proper preparation of food, and finds great enjoyment in top-notch ingredients and exemplary preparation.
    A foodie is not necessarily a food snob, only enjoying delicacies and/or food items difficult to obtain and/or expensive foods; though, that is a variety of foodie.

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