CHICAGO -- Should babies be allowed in high-end eateries?
That question has been making the rounds since chef Grant Achatz tweeted about a crying baby at Chicago's Alinea restaurant Saturday night.
Tbl brings 8mo.Old. It cries. Diners mad. Tell ppl no kids? Subject diners 2crying? Ppl take infants 2 plays? Concerts? Hate saying no,but..— Grant Achatz (@Gachatz) January 12, 2014
The upscale restaurant sells non-refundable tickets, sometimes months in advance, and a couple brought in an 8-month-old baby after the sitter canceled at the last minute, according to WMAQ in Chicago.
People immediately responded via social media, mostly criticizing the couple for bringing their baby into the restaurant.
@Gachatz Charge the infant for a full menu. That will stop it quickly.— Peter Sagal (@petersagal) January 12, 2014
A fake Twitter account was created for the baby, who "likes fine food, fine drinks and crying," according to the profile.
Hey @Gachatz - let me tweet you my side of the story.— AlineaBaby (@AlineaBaby) January 12, 2014