Across America, democracy usually boils down to "Which of these rich white men am I going to vote for?" But what if the concept were applied to a restaurant review, letting typical diners decide what's good and what's bad? To put the notion to the test, two carloads of hungry diners set out for the deepest wilds of suburban New Jersey on a Sunday afternoon. Our destination was the southern outskirts of East Brunswick, where a pal had heard about a Hong Kong-style Chinese restaurant from a 300-pound friend who lived nearby and enthusiastically recommended it. The hulking place looked like something that crawled east from Los Angeles, with a giant parking lot and elaborate landscaping. A foray the previous weekend with a smaller group, in which a few of us had wolfed down spectacular dim sum, gave us high hopes for the... More >>>