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"10 Things We Rarely Order In A Restaurant"


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"10 Things We Rarely Order In A Restaurant"

Lauryn | Apr 1, 2003 11:19 AM

This from the current Washingtonian magazine. I won't type it word-for-word, but will put in a short summary next to each. Was wondering everybody's thoughts?

"10 Things We Rarely Order in Restaurants
(from the Wash. mag food reviewers)

1. Blackened Anything (an idea whose time has come & gone)

2. Salad (30 cents' worth of lettuce & goopy sweet dressings, marked up astronomically)

3. Fruit sauces (on chocolate desserts & meat dishes)

4. Marinara sauce (usually canned or bottled)

5. Tomatoes in winter (self-explanatory)

6. Well-done meat (many kitchens label the poorest, most gristly cuts of meat "Save for well-done")

7. Brunch (invitations to excess, also food sits out for hours)

8. Omelets (best way to make them is very quickly or very slowly - most places can't do either)

9. Anything you don't know the price of (SPECIALS)

10. Bottled water" (routinely marked up 3-4 times, some waiters bring a large bottle when only 1 person wants it)

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