ToBS R1: the Georgia Review vs dinner at Chili’s

[Matchup #30 in Tournament of Bookshit]

I’ve never read the Georgia Review.  I have eaten dinner at Chili’s probably 50 times throughout my life.  My favorite dish to get at Chili’s, the dish that has remained my favorite transitioning through all of the various eating habits I’ve had (being no-restriction to vegetarian to pesceterian to vegan), is the fajitas.  The fajitas at Chili’s are exciting because they are a spectacle.  Looking at the website for the Georgia Review, I see a complete lack of spectacle.  Chili’s was my favorite restaurant growing up because it took me a while to develop any sort of palate for foods that are not ultimately mediocre.  While it would seem that both the Georgia Review and Chili’s are ostensibly mediocre, Chili’s maintains a specific midwestern magic.  Chili’s is, I guess, supposed to be “Tex-Mex” food, though that term really has no meaning whatsoever.  READ MORE >

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December 9th, 2011 / 10:39 am