First off, I am a trip advisor addict
For some reason (I drive a lot) and I think about the food situation at resorts.
I just came back from Cancun (Riu Palace) and was in Punta Can (Ocean Bavaro) in the spring. No matter what the place the food is so so.
Every resort has the dreaded buffet.
Not getting reservations at a "real" restaurant means getting banished to the buffet. So I got to thinking about why is this so bad?
Here you have this wide variety of "international" food and we all find it so bad (for the most part) and so repetitive.
I think that most Americans really crave comfort foods no matter where we go. This seems to be more true the longer we are from home.
If a resort wants to cater to americans why not open an american run restaurant right on the premises? Couldnt you find am american to set up and put together the menu and then find gringos to manage it? For example my place would be called Jim Bobs Park and Pork and would have BBQ.
Maybe no one would want to work there and run these? Maybe they would never pay enough to do this???
It wouldnt have to be a full blown fancy place but maybe just a bar and grill type set up with BBQ, hot wings, beer etc?
This could A: be a place of refuge and hanging out for Americans and anyone who wants to be there. B: this would satisfy a lot of complaints about food.
OK - thats all the crazy ideas I have for now