Upcoming weekday dinner in Berkeley w/ friends I haven't seen for a while who aren't into food.
I led off, emailing possible places to meet: China Village, Bowl'd, Cesar's. And then added, "or someplace else."
One replied, that she loved Cha Am; and let's go there.
I said OK, wanting to be agreeable and un-controlling. But to say I'm not looking forward is to speak in understatement.
I'm asking for one of two kinds of help.
One, maybe I'm selling the place short; and I can have an OK meal there. I'd be grateful to hear that.
Two, maybe I'm right that it's likely to be terrible--and someone can suggest a hook that lets me say, let's re-think this and go someplace else--without sounding like I'm lording it over as a food snob.