my biggest pet peeve for the past few months is the "one drink menu" per table habit of nearly every establishment in town. it's always been annoying, but lately it's driving me crazy. Case in point: table of five at Stoddard's-- which has an extensive beer and cocktail selection --getting a single drink menu, then getting approached by server asking about our progress on drink choices. . . while the first person to get his hands on the menu is about halfway through it. This sorta thing happens everywhere, nearly all the time. last night at coppa bar ("just getting drinks" the three of us even said!). last weekend at green street. brunch at deep ellum yesterday. please, this policy is killing me. Drink orders come first. if you're a restaurant or bar that prides itself on wine, beer, and/or cocktails, everyone should get a drink menu to peruse. No more huddling or frantically passing around the menu, no more last-minute pressured drink orders, and most importantly, less time wasted before a great drink meets your hand.