Adam Platt Doesn’t Want to Ask You to Turn the Music Down

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What? What? I have an olive in my ear! Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

"I don't want to sound like an old crank, a lot of these restaurants are excellent ... I just had lunch at David Chang's Momofuku Noodle Bar. It was relatively quiet, but at the peak time of lunch hour, it was like trying to eat your lunch inside a wooden Kleenex box." New York restaurant critic Adam Platt tells Leonard Lopate why, exactly, a new wave of restaurateurs have created a culture where dining rooms keep getting "louder and louder." Hear the interview here. [WNYC, Related]