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Cash Only?

PaulF | Jun 26, 200608:40 PM     39

Does anyone else sometimes not eat some place they feel like eating because the place is cash only?

I'm not talking about a just-a-couple-of-bucks taco stand or slice of pizza joint, I'm talking about dinner for four = 50 dollars or more type places.

Johnnie's Pastrami is one place on the west side of LA we like to go sometimes (the chili dog is good, fwiw) and it's cash only. And a couple of pastramis, a shrimp sand, some fries and o-rings, a chili dog, some soft drinks, a couple of beers and coffee and pie add up. And I've got the dough, I just don't carry cash that much and if I do use my cash I end up having to run to the bank or ATM to fill the wallet.

Gilbert's El Indio in Santa Monica is the same thing. Four combo plates or burritos, a pitcher of margaritas, some beers, soft drinks and dessert ... it doesn't break the bank, but again, there goes my cash on hand.

I guess there must be reasons, but it's 2006 ... I use my debit card for a latte sometimes. Who wants to carry cash these days?

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