Hot, Lukewarm or Freezer-Burned? With Christina McFadden

Each week we ask a pro what’s hot, lukewarm and freezer-burned in the food world. This week’s guest: Christina McFadden, Server at The Walrus and the Carpenter .

Hot: ’90s R&B playing in the dining room. Even if you don’t want to admit it, we all know the words to TLC’s “Waterfalls.” Whether I’m a member of the staff or a diner, I can’t help but dance.

Lukewarm: Every restaurant having a charcuterie program. I love meat and am all in favor of making things in-house—but only as long as it tastes good and I don’t leave the table worried about some foodborne illness.

Freezer-burned: “Local.” Even national fast-food chains are on board. This should be a given, not a marketing tool.

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