• We Need to Talk About Dead Houseplants in Restaurants

    19 days ago - By Eater

    Dining room greenery is perfect for Instagram, but only if the plants are alive A few months ago, I went to brunch at an of-the-minute Manhattan restaurant. The whole thing should have been prime Instagram bait: There were gorgeous pastries, oozing egg yolks, and plants everywhere. But the plants on the shelf just over my shoulder, a collection of succulents, did not attract my iPhone camera. Some leaves were a mushy droop, others had shriveled entirely - and not just at the bottom, where a plant sheds old growth to make way for new. These plants were inches from death.
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