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Communal Tables: Yay or Nay?

2009_10_starbellysf.jpgReactions to the Chicago Tribune's list of the 10 Worst Dining Trends continue, with the latest being a defense of the communal table trend: "Isn't it sort of like eating at a bar (only without having the bartender to talk to, of course)? You can interact with your neighbors or not, I would imagine. Or do you just not sit at them unless you want social discourse? Or to pick up cute guys or gals?" Discuss. [Baltimore Sun]

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