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Things you won't order out, because you pretty much can make them at home ...


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Things you won't order out, because you pretty much can make them at home ...

PaulF | | Sep 27, 2006 10:50 PM

Are there things you won't order in a restaurant, because you can pretty much make them just as well and just as easy at home?

I'll give an example ...

Lunch or dinner with my parents often is at a deli. And my dad gets mad at me for ordering a tuna sandwich on a toasted bagel.

See, I really like tuna on a toasted bagel. And he doesn't have a problem with the sandwich. What bugs him is that it's not that tough to open a can of tuna (probably the same brand more often than not as the deli) and toast a bagel and make a sandwich.

He thinks I'm wasting my deli-time by not ordering a pastrami or a corned beef because we both know I'm not going to sit at home and corn any beef or pepper up any pastrami. A trip to the deli, for him, is a chance to get a great deli sandwich and a tuna on a bagel is a waste of a deli-opp from his point of view.

I'm sort of that way with hot dogs. The HebeNats I grill or boil at home aren't all that different than the HebeNats served at a restaurant and if I want to go Hoffy or Vienna ... you get the picture. And I have the same mustard at home and can chop an onion or pop the top on the relish jar just as well as the chef can.

It's not exactly the same, I realize their are great hot dogs to be had out in the world and I do love hot dogs. But hot dogs to me are a destination food. "I'm going to Carney's for a hot dog." I really don't get hot dogs when there are hamburgers available. Yeah, I can make a hamburger at home ... but there just feels like more skill in the cooking with the burger and if I'm payin' I want that expertise.

(Oh, and when I do go for the dog, I don't want the same Heinz baked beans from a can that I can have at home thank you very much ... I'm in your restaurant ... cook me something, dammit.)

Two eggs any style: I never ask for hard boiled.

Anyone else ...

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