I recently posted a thread about reverse recommendations and loved the responses. So now I'm following it up with another "complaint" about friend's recommendations. Oddly, same friends are the basis for this thread.
I know a couple of people who when I ask them about their meal, the first thing they tell me about is the service. Frankly, if the food is good, I could care less about service. Sure, it's nice when dining out to feel special, but for me it's all about the food. If I were a restaurant critic my ratings would be like this 95% - food, 4% - service, 1% - decor. I just don't understand people who hold service and quality of food equally.