Social media controversy of the moment, re: restaurants: Should people be allowed to bring babies to fine-dining restaurants?
A couple's babysitter cancelled at the last moment Saturday night, or so the story is going, and the two decided to bring their 8-month-old to their dinner at uber-fine-dining Alinea in Chicago, where chef Grant Achatz dishes up internationally renowned creative fare -- and the prices are equally impressive.
You can guess the rest: Baby cries. And cries. And CRIES. Achatz, appearing on "Good Morning America" Tuesday morning, says he could hear it in the kitchen.
He doesn't ask them to leave, but he does tweet:
Tbl brings 8mo.Old. It cries. Diners mad. Tell ppl no kids? Subject diners 2crying? Ppl take infants 2 plays? Concerts? Hate saying no,but..
— Grant Achatz (@Gachatz) January 12, 2014
He later tweets:
Definitely not baby food... @AlineaBaby pic.twitter.com/jQBrp5DwGU
— Grant Achatz (@Gachatz) January 13, 2014
Twittersphere, and accompanying media go berserk, including the creation of a hilarious @Alineababy on Twitter. (Thanks to colleague Kathleen Purvis for waking me to the baby.)
My only question: What's the question? There IS no question. No sitter, no meal at a nice place. Period.
Disagree? Help me understand you...