I can’t say as I have ever gone to an Extraterrestaurant, because I tend to research places before I try them, but there are some places I am hesitant to try because of the possibility of such said eatery being an Extraterrestaurant. It might be the new Beirgarten at the beach, or the Brazilian place where they feed their customers enough beef to satisfy a tyrannosaurus rex, or even that Central European place in that lodge on the local camping hotspot. Any place that features haute cuisine might be an Extraterrestaurant, seemingly chic on the outside, but when they set this huge plate with this tiny portion of food that resembles a minimalist abstract painting in front of you, do you ask, “May I see the chef?” or “When did I get transported to Area 51?”
It is all well and good that new culinary artists want to make their foods look aesthetically pleasing, but these alien-looking dishes are not going to feed most people very well. Especially in the South, where we love our chicken and biscuits and trimmings. Avant guarde foodstuffs are not going to take with the biscuits, grits and redeye gravy crowd. This is rather odd, considering that, according to most supermarket tabloids, people from the hollers and bayous tend to be the favourite pickings of most alien experimentations. So, before you decide to go into that new silvery glass building in town that has the wonderful smells coming from it, research it a little before you find yourself drawn into their “trap”.