Like any industry, really, restaurants are not immune to overused jargon and overemphasized trends and catchphrases. Some recent offenders: "Artisan." "Hand-crafted." "Bread program." "Reclaimed wood." There are also the classics that always seem to annoy people (think "foodie"). This week's Open Thread is meant to let readers vent. "Which Restaurant-Related Phrase Could You Do Without Ever Hearing Again?" Share in the comments, or toss a note to the always-open tipline.
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