Any indication of what this means
As a food city
quote:Spot on, IMO. Lafayette is a really good food city. No one will confuse it with a destination for fine dining, though. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
There is a huge difference, although they can exist together, between a food city and a restaurant city. For instance, I think of New York as a restaurant city, a place where restaurants thrive. Lafayette to me is more of a food city, a place where the populace is obsessed with food but much more so in cooking and eating.
It's big, very big, and I have to think the overhead on that place puts the occupant in a deep hole that any concept/chef/restauranteur would be challenged to overcome.
quote:I would think one is looking for a very different dining experience when going to Ruffino's or going to Carraba's.
The only competition Ruffino's will face however, and the only restaurant that should feel any concern is Carraba's.
Here is the follow-up, if Ruffino's cant make it at that location, does it turn to an indictment of Lafayette?