Atlanta’s food scene is sometimes aggravating. I can tell you about thirty different places where you could get an interesting taco or some barbecue, or where to get more tacos. Tacos are very popular for some reason, which I can’t really complain about because I do like tacos too. But the bottom line is that I know Atlanta has some pretty good eateries, the variety sometimes feels lacking; I have no idea where to go if I wanted a massively stuffed pastrami sandwich like what would be available at a classic New York Jewish deli.
But of all the recent food trends, the one that currently has my ire is the very much now overkill trend of frozen yogurt shops. Specifically the ones that label themselves as “Fro Yo” because people are too fucking stupid to actually verbalize the words “frozen” and “yogurt.” And I especially dislike the ones where customers have to serve themselves, with bucket-sized cups, soft-serve machines, and toppings where most fat people are too indulgent to show any restraint and end up spending $7+ on a bucket of frozen garbage. When I go into an eatery, I’m paying money for people to do the fucking work for me, to serve me; not make me down my own fucking work. And how stingy has the world become to where food is literally measured on a scale and charged by the ounce? Eyeballing it, human error, and the honor system used to be sufficient, but now these fucking FroYo joints want to charge you every single penny including the weight of the cup for every transaction made at these shitty business models.