Re:The gastropub trend?
Depends, the ones that survive will survive because they are willing to adapt to their customers needs & wants. Somehow "high end" food & beer doesn't seem to go together well. GOOD simple food is more suited to beer it seems to me. But then I don't drink beer. David likes a beer with his pizza but he hasn't had a beer in a very long time (hard to believe his folks owned a tavern when he was young). I think the taverns that do and have always served good food at a reasonable price will survive. Trendy is just that, trendy. Here today, gone tomorrow.