Shorter restaurant lines
“But wait,” you say, hastily repairing a rip in your hand-rolled cigarette while you wait in the cold for the hot new brunch spot, “we’ve been out here for hours, just waiting.” Yep. And because of that, I can finally get into the hot new brunch spot that opened up two weeks ago down the street without waiting. It'll be easy to find. I'll follow the trail of stubbed-out rollies.
Better donuts and ice cream
Also beneficiaries of bacon.
Cheapness and great food are not mutually exclusive. Thank you for being cheap, but also complaining about the quality of your hot dogs. It worked.
Freaking out over ethnic street food
A ramen shop on every corner (where there used to be a record store)! Let's keep this going.
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Andy Kryza is a senior editor on Thrillist's Food & Drink team. He lives in Portland, OR, so he's got a lot of experience with these sorts of things. Send him a handcrafted, eco-friendly Tweet: @apkryza.