Here is another sign of the decline of beef. Tonight I am at a popular buffet restaurant’s Steak Night for the first time, and the place is practically deserted.
It is not that people are turning against beef and other heavy meat. Some are, of course, but most people who are eating less meat don’t realize they are doing it, and if asked, will tell you they like steak just as much as they used to. It is less a conscious change of opinion, and more a simple loss of interest. Maybe the novelty value of steak is wearing off.