Trend We Hate: lineups
Ever since the late aughts, when Pizzeria Libretto, The Black Hoof and Guu opened with strict no-reservations policies, lineups have become a normal part of eating out. In a new restaurant’s buzzy first weeks, waits can last three hours (see Electric Mud BBQ). Whether it’s the dead of winter or the dog days of summer, we loathe lining up.
What’s the longest you’ve ever waited for a table? And how long would you be willing to stand outside a hot new restaurant? Share your war stories in the comments below.