Originally Posted by smokeisgood
There's pretty decent bbq sold on a whole lot of corners in Austin. If they are standing in line for hours at one guys restaurant, that's saying a lot....
I don't agree. I grew up in Tucson, AZ where there are a great many Mexican restaurants located on S 4th Avenue. I know this because I made a habit of trying as many of them as I could.
There was one restaurant there that always had a line of people waiting to be seated and it made me laugh because the food at that place wasn't any better or worse than a dozen other places within a 5 minute drive.
So why was there a line? It just so happend that it was frequented by a local television personality who would, on occassion, mention having dined there while he was on the air. People flocked to it because someone on TV liked it not because it was better than the competition. Again, it wasn't any worse either.
Popularity can result from a mulititude of reasons.