A model presents a creation by designer Sadeem Alshehail and Nuun Jewels by designer Nourah Al … [+] Faisalin during a tea time fashion show at the Bristol hotel in Paris on January 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images)
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Most people would not want to go to a restaurant where he or she would not feel comfortable, which ranges from places that are way too loud to those where an attitude of snobbism reigns. Yet many people do. The loud restaurants are now legion, usually by design, so as to give the evening a sense of excitement and razzle dazzle. Indeed, some chef-owners deliberately want the piped-in music to blast the glassware off the table. Many such places may well have good food, but so often they are simply more a restaurant-of-the-moment that the media have declared “hot.” The food hardly matters to the crowd, mostly on the young side, who care more about seeing and being seen.
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23, 2017: The 21 Club in Midtown Manhattan, a former prohibition-era … [+] speakeasy, features a colorful collection of small painted cast iron lawn jockey statues which adorn the balcony above the entrance…