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I'm not alone (or the first!) to say that tipping makes it hard to hire chefs!

by ChefMikeinBurlington 15 days ago

I may be the one pushing the agenda today, but this is an concern that's been around for years, and the problem is ge...

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zackly commented 11 days ago

Restricting cell phone use at restaurants...

by gutreactions 1 month ago

I have noticed more and more restaurants posting signs restricting the use of cell phones in the dining room. Obsessi...

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collardman commented 20 days ago

Is waitstaff shortage wide-spread, long-term trend?

by MidwesternerTT 27 days ago

We are part of the growing group of retired baby-boomers, and at last have both the luxury of time and financial reso...

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LadyofTexas commented 27 days ago

This just BAKES MY BEANS!

by Sparkina 30 days ago

As someone who's been happily vegetarian since 1988, and someone who likes to experiment with new foods and ingredien...

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Sparkina commented 29 days ago

Tiny brown ants (very long)

by mushroomaffairs 1 month ago

I've owned my home for about 10 years now and have never had bugs in the house except stinkbugs and spiders, but neve...

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mike0989 commented 1 month ago

It's MASCARPONE!

by soniabegonia 9 years ago

I've heard so many people say marscapone (R on the first syllable, pone as 1 syllable) - countless times on the Food ...

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BigG commented 2 months ago

Carded in our Mid 50s!

by LittleDowell 7 years ago

My husband and I (both in our mid-50s) went to a brand-new chain restaurant that just opened in Downingtown and order...

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acgold7 commented 3 months ago

Yet another reason to leave hospitality!!

by ChefMikeinBurlington 4 months ago

It seems that every day there are more and more reasons to leave the hospitality industry. I give you exhibit "A", th...

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acgold7 commented 3 months ago

Fake Crab Meat

by BARBARAMUR 8 months ago

Whoever invented fake or imitation crab meat obviously does not have a clue how crab meat taste. They should be mad...

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benbenberi commented 4 months ago

General Discussion Be the first to comment

...and here's another reason to get rid of tipping!!

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by ChefMikeinBurlington 4 months ago

It's almost as bad in Canada too, except of our higher minimum wages

Pickled Eggs!

by emily49 1 year ago

i don't get why there is a such thing because everybody i know thinks they are disgusting and same with people on You...

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nofunlatte commented 4 months ago

Trader Joes... Please, just ring up my groceries.

by K2000 11 years ago

There's a new Trader Joes by my house (Queens) and I've been there 3 times now. I like their food just fine, but at t...

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Miss415 commented 5 months ago

A patron walks in and puts his walking cane on the bar...

by gutreactions 6 months ago

I noticed he was having trouble walking when he came in, a knee problem he later divulged. So, he takes a place at th...

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BiscuitBoy commented 6 months ago

Cooking Literacy

by Candy 7 months ago

This belongs on Table Talk: I am sure everyone has things that are like fingernails on a black board to them. One of ...

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Texanbychoice commented 6 months ago

Customer comment cards: do you fill them out?

by gutreactions 10 months ago

They sometimes arrive with your check asking about your restaurant experience. Do you fill them out honestly, both go...

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GH1618 commented 7 months ago

What happened to the Navigation Bar?

by masha 7 months ago

CH seems to have once again adopted some "new & improved" changes to the navigation bar that runs across of the top o...

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masha commented 7 months ago

Our waiter places his palms flat on our table and says: 'Can I get you a cocktail?'

by gutreactions 7 months ago

His way of cozying up to us, I guess. Happened recently at a popular local restaurant. In the future, please keep you...

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ferret commented 7 months ago

Does anyone else find this combo more than a little repulsive? Mayo + White Rice

by ipsedixit 6 years ago

Co-worker was eating this at lunch. Squirt bottle of Hellman's and a big bowl of what looked like converted whit...

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chinjew commented 9 months ago

Thanksgiving Etiquette (rant alert)

by ssahls 11 months ago

1. RSVP. Teach your kids to RSVP 2. Don't come as a guest for 20 years and never offer to host. 3. Don't bring your...

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CaliforniaJoseph commented 9 months ago

Pomegranates

by Jambalaya 9 months ago

What's with the season on these things? Does anyone out there know why they seem to end almost exactly on Jan. 1. I...

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pine time commented 9 months ago