Artisanal, drinkery, and 24 other dining terms that need to go away

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In a business where margins are slim and every dollar counts, restaurateurs can be quick to capitalize on whatever’s trendy, slapping on a few catchphrases to attract customers and justify higher prices for those “artisanal” menu items. So can we please collectively scrub our menus of these words? They’ve all but lost their meaning.

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Illustrations by Mike Lowery

This article originally appeared in our March 2016 issue under the headline “Eat your words.”

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