Last week, we reported that the noise level of the new Louie's Wine Dive was, perhaps, too excessively loud to even have a conversation with your dinner companions. But what the hell, no one ever said a dive was supposed to be a genteel place to enjoy a burger and a Burgundy. But can a dining room be too noisy to enjoy a dining experience? At what point does the loudness level cross over into being...obnoxious? And on the flip side of the equation: Is a soundless dining room - no music, no clatter, nothing - too much like eating in a morgue?
On this morning's edition of KCUR 89.3's Central Standard Friday I'll be discussing the way that the aural quality of a room can make or break a meal with feedmekc.com's Emily Farris, Ingram Magazine's Christine Becicka and 405 South's reviewer Gloria Gale - and the show's listeners at 10 a.m. Feel free to join the radio conversation by calling 816-235-2888.