"Today's gastronomical adventures provide the thrills that rock 'n' roll used to. New restaurants appeal to our sense of discovery. Our diets can reflect our identities, our politics. For fans of thrash metal and/or live octopus sashimi, food is a way to sate cravings for the maximal, visceral and extreme. And above all, unlike music, food provides a sensual pleasure that can't be transmitted digitally. We can't download a banh mi."
— Washington Post music critic Chris Richards, from a provocatively-titled piece: "Are Foodies Quietly Killing Rock-and-Roll?"