I’m always skeptical of hype. Most people I know are skeptical of hype. Occasionally I give in and usually get burned.
For me, it’s usually with a new movie that “you’ve gotta see” or a restaurant that “is the most amazing new restaurant”. The last time I gave into hype regarding a restaurant, I left the place pissed off (see Integrity, In Four Acts of Food & Wine – and I still won’t name the place).
So, when a friend of mine tells me that the dinner he had at Little Goat Diner was “amaze-balls” – his words, not mine – I’m skeptical. I’ve heard many people in person and in the land of social media say how great the new restaurant is, which only made me more skeptical.