“Am I just turning into a cranky geezer, or are restaurants getting louder? And if so, why?” wrote Iggers in his post, who then noted that of the three restaurants, Morrissey’s Irish Pub was the loudest.
So just how loud is too loud? When does a loud atmosphere go from fun and energetic to just plain loud? And does this vary depending on the time of day? The location? The purpose of your visit or the target demographic of the establishment?
Over the next month, I’ll be visiting different restaurants around the Twin Cities, measuring their decibel levels and talking to their employees and customers to try and answer some of these questions.
You can help, too.
Have you noticed these same trends? Do you have specific places you’d like to see tested? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions of which restaurants you’d like to see tested, and even during what times. Or, you can leave your suggestions in a comment below. (If you don’t see the Storify windows, please refresh your browser.)
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