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Masochistic Dining

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2011_03_masochism.jpgIn a new column for Grub Street, Reuters finance blogger Felix Salmon breaks down the economics of dining out. Today, he explains why people love going to restaurants that treat them like crap, overcharge for food, don't allow menu substitutions, and force them to wait over an hour for a table. Meanwhile, Opinionated About Dining's Steve Plotnicki has some harsh words for the Momofukus, Spotted Pigs, and Animals of the world that encourage this masochistic dining model. [GS]