I know this is a silly topic, but as CH'ers we all love to get a great recommendation from friends or from the boards, but I was wondering if anyone has this friend(s). Does anyone have that person who they wait for them to bash a place and then run out and eat there because you know it's going to be great? I have know people who if they praise a place, I steer clear and when they bash it, I go in knowing it's going to be great and it always is. ?
I just love when people tell me how good a (insert ethnic cuisine here - typically italian) restaurant is and when I ask them what they had they tell me " a house salad, fried calamari and a steak." Or they say there was nothing on the menu, then you go and the menu is five pages long. Or they say the food was perfectly seasons, which means it wasn't seasoned. Or it was overseasoned, which means it tastes the way it is supposed to, not the way they make it at home.
It used to drive me crazy, but now I use it as a guide. Anyone else? Any funny stories