This isn't a square plate; it's just a little appetizer-sized dish. I have six of them, half black and half white.
I also have two smallish, salad-sized black dishes, square with slightly rounded corners.
So, no. I don't have square plates. Per se.
Of course, you've noticed how trendy they are.
But, I bought my two salad plates at Target, and you know the fashionability mantra about that store: "If you can get it at Target, it's already out."
I got the six little square dishes at what used to be called Cost Plus (it's now World Market). El cheapo. El super-common.
A few months ago, I had a mediocre meal at a mediocre Thai restaurant that was doing its darnedest to be stylin'. Square plates! Still, crappy food. Plus, the plates obviously came from the restaurant-supply catalog, and how cool is that? Not very.
All told, square plates are modern. Fun. Different!
I wondered if I'm supposed to go out and buy a set of square dishes, just to keep up.
Then I remembered the beautiful blog of a salty pal who persistently plates up her stunning meals on round Provençal-golden dishes; she's way too cool to fall for the trendy allure of 90° presentation!
Oops. But. She has square plates too, it turns out. I saw 'em.
They looked good.