So a decade or more ago, my brother and I took a road trip from San Francisco north to Seattle. Along the way, we stopped by Portland and tried the Voodoo Donuts that I’d read so much hype about on the internet. Ends up, we were really disappointed. The donuts were awful. I remember one was covered in stale fruit loops. And a friend recently completed the same road trip and they reported that things hadn’t gotten any better in the intervening years.
What have you encountered that didn’t live up to the hype? Or, on a more positive note, what things totally lived up to the hype you’d heard before you experienced it for yourself?