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Left Lasagna Out All Night. Can I eat it?

by rgifford 10 years ago

Ugh. I left a yummy lasagna, made with ground beef, out all night. I put it in the refrigerator as soon as I saw it this morning, but... Help. Thanks. Robin

Is Grocery Store Etiquette Dead?

by kelvin_of_ranard 7 months ago

When the butcher asked “who’s next?”, I turned to the man standing next to me and asked him. When the young woman obliviously blocks the aisle with her shopping cart and case of cheap beer, I sa...

How much do I tip on catering delivery?

by Isolda 7 years ago

We're having food delivered and set up, but not served, for a party this weekend. What percentage of the total bill should I tip?

Perfume/cologne in restaurants?

by ElsieB 11 years ago

There used to be separate sections for smoking and non smoking tables in restaurants - a thing of the past now. But what about the people who like their 'scent' to cover a 3 yard radius? We were ...

Smelling your food before you take a bite

by NavyMom89 6 years ago

I don't know why, but It creeps me out if someone smells their food on their fork before putting it in their mouth. Is this normal behavior? I'm talking about someone doing it before every bite of ...

Restricting cell phone use at restaurants...

by gutreactions 1 year ago

I have noticed more and more restaurants posting signs restricting the use of cell phones in the dining room. Obsessive picture taking...non-stop texting, etc. How do you feel about this issue? Wou...

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

by rtv 5 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 ...

Why am I so thirsty?

by Smorgasbord 11 years ago

I've searched the site but haven't found the answer to this perhaps obvious/ridiculous query. Why is it that you can eat a meal at a restaurant that tastes great and not overly seasoned, but the n...

OK, Let's Try This

by DoctorChow 9 months ago

Here's an example of an expression you'll only hear about food served in San Diego when in San Diego itself (maybe): "Buck a shuck" (A Happy-Hour phrase used at places like Ironside) True? No...

Parents of Adult Children: When should kids start picking up the check?

by hlawrence 5 years ago

Hello all! I recently interviewed two well-known etiquette experts for a blog article on the topic of "at what age should I start offering to pick up the check while dining out with parents?" Th...

Do you travel internationally and, if you do, do you eat street food?

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by c oliver 10 years ago

I got to thinking about this because we're leaving for three weeks in Rio soon and we always have a blast hanging out with locals and eating street food. If you have the means and the opportunit...

Tips in Toronto restaurants: 15% before tax? 10% after tax? or, 15% after tax? (moved from Ontario)

by chutchut 8 years ago

When a couple of my friends met this weekend, we found that we each tip differently at the restaurant. Would you know which number is the universal rule in Toronto restaurants? Many thanks!

Two restaurants under one roof. Could it work?

by LuluTheMagnificent 11 years ago

I was driving home the other day and I noticed a bunch of restaurants closed at 4pm. Now, that got me to thinking, in these hard economic times if two restaurants could share the same spot. Restaur...

Music Recommendations

by Jeremy303 10 months 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 5 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 12 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...

It Robot . . .

by PSRaT 12 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 12 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 9 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 12 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