Not About Food

For those between-meal issues.


Plate sharing fee- why?

by lawgirl3278 12 years ago

This was brought up on my local board. Why would a restaurant charge $5 or more for people to share something? I'm sure there's a reason, but I just don't get it. How do you feel about this?

Music Recommendations

by Jeremy303 1 month ago

I am celebrating my bachelor party in New Orleans from June 20th-23rd and would appreciate input on which jazz bands to see. I was hoping to see the Soul Rebels perform but unfortunately they are o...

Wormy smell on dishes

by Besse563 4 years ago

Has anyone been able to pinpoint where the smell comes from on dishes after they've been through the dishwasher? The wormy smell is not from dirty plumbing lines, filters, sponges, or soaps. Eve...

Partner has ‘bad’ taste in food

by pizzapies 3 months ago

Hi all, just wanted to hear your thoughts on this minor thing! Recently my partner and I went to Japan and we ate food like fresh sushi and Matsusaka beef together. However, my partner has said...

“I won’t eat a piece of that birthday cake you blew out candles on because of germs!”

by SamuelAt 2 months ago

Recently my GF and I have become more serious and so we’ve been doing that coupley-thing—Netflixing, cooking, and generally socializing less. My GF has become a Master Chef with her slow cooker, a...

It Robot . . .

by PSRaT 3 months ago

they have arrived....Giant.... the employees have an unprintable opinion of this thing. apparently when first fired up it kept marching out the door - it had been programmed with the floor plan o...

Stinky Food Downstairs: What can i do?

by sixelagogo 11 years ago

A couple recently moved into an apartment downstairs from me and the foul cooking smells that now seep through my door are driving me insane. They're fillipino and cooking, what i assume to be, fis...

Carrying the aroma/stench of a restaurant home with you

by DeborahL 8 years ago

Maybe it's just me--or maybe it's that a growing number of places seem to have open kitchens?--but more and more often I walk out of a restaurant and find that my clothes/jacket/hair/etc smell of s...

Notre Dame

by TrishUntrapped 3 months ago

To our friends in Paris, Americans have been glued to their TV sets today watching the tragic fire at Notre Dame. We share your pain and loss. Trish

Chinese Takeout in the Movies and on Television

by Chinon00 13 years ago

Have you ever noticed that when Chinese takeout is being consumed in a movie or on a television program that the characters: 1) invariably are using chopsticks to eat it with (and not the "giveawa...

Size of pressure cooker?

by dlrok 3 months ago

How to find out a size of pressure cooker 6, 8 or 10 quarts?

Is "doubling the tax" a good way to calculate tip in Manhattan?

by stah00 9 years ago

I'm terrible at math, and would rather not whip out my cellphone to calculate a tip at a fine dining establishment. Can someone give me guidelines of calculating an appropriate tip based on th...

Why Do Restaurants Seat Like This?

by Axalady 10 years ago

Last night my DH and I went out to dinner. It was about 6P and the restaurant was empty, only five tables seated. They sat us between two tables that already had diners seated at them. About 5 ...

Restaurant/waitress adds to credit card bill. what to do?

by rtv 4 years ago

We went out for dinner at a restaurant that we have been going to for many many years. this particular time we had a waitress that was WAY short of acceptable. We left 0 tip. and before everyone ...

I'm cooking lowfat for my elderly dog, post-pancreatitis and thought I'd share

c oliver
by c oliver 5 years ago

My 15 y.o. dog (a Puli) had lost about 20% of her body weight from one annual exam to another. I wanted to get some of that weight on her so started adding different things to her food. Basically...

Do you have family/friends who don't appreciate good home cooking?

by HighHeels 7 years ago

I am just gonna take a second to vent. I love to cook. I enjoy trying hard things that some people would steer clear of. And I love learning from others, like here. But I have family who just do...

What would YOU do??

by PotatoHouse 5 years ago

I pulled this meme from Facebook and although it is directed towards the ladies, men can answer the question also.

Control freak in my kitchen

by emglow101 6 years ago

I don't know if any of you are. I can't stand when other people want to cook in my kitchen. Using my knifes,and pans.I cringe. Being polite I ask them to sit and relax. Anyone else have this proble...

group dinners why does restaurant charge more for less?

by goldparamount 10 years ago

I am planning a dinner for 18 up in the California wine country. The date is for a Saturday night in early spring, so I am planning 8-9 weeks ahead. I am looking only at restaurants that have an a...