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Wormy smell on dishes

by Besse563 6 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 13 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 1 year 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 14 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...

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

by stah00 11 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 12 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 ...

What would YOU do??

by PotatoHouse 6 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 7 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 12 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...

This is my third visit here for dinner.

by Gastronomos 7 years ago

This is my third visit here for dinner. We usually have breakfast here. Seven of us entered a packed place for dinner, the line practically out the door, and the parking lot jammed with cars, got ...

Rude guests bringing wine - should I have served it?

by kali_MM 12 years ago

I'm still brooding about this one, and am wondering if I reacted badly... what are your thoughts? Some friends/accquaintances here (we generally walked our dogs together), decided to move back t...

Ice cubes made from stone - do these work?

by Sasha 15 years ago

I was looking in a Japanese magazine that featured cups and such made from stone. They were selling small ice-cubed shape stones. A dozen for $30. The picture in the ad featured a cocktail with the...

Reading the menu with your cellphone flashlight

by KatyMcl 2 years ago

Here's what I want to know: Anyone feel the need to use their cellphone flashlight to read restaurant menus these days? Is it embarrassing or awkward?

Dinner with friends - should they show up empty handed?

by Tidbits 10 years ago

My SO and I like to cook and we really look forward to having friends over for an informal dinner on Fridays. We make a pasta dish, or roast a chicken, or grill steak. Our friends would show up wit...

Is it appropriate to give a gift to a bartender for Christmas?

by rose18 2 years ago

So, here's the thing. My partner and I have been frequenting the same bar for nearly a year or more now and there is one particular bartender who helps us out when he's not busy [he'll get us drink...