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Pet Peeves

Go on, tell us what you hate. Confess your food-related pet peeves here and meet some Chowhounds who feel the same way. Commiseration is the name of the game.

...and people wonder why there is a growing chef shortage...

by ChefMikeinBurlington 12 days ago

Yep!! Back on the soapbox, I read the whole article, every word...and not once does she mention "tip-out" or "kitchen...


treb commented 2 days ago

Tip Etiquette: As prices rise, should my tip amount always rise?

by gutreactions 9 days ago

It might be a naïve question of tipping etiquette, but let's face it: prices have been rising across the culinary spe...


hotoynoodle commented 5 days ago

Turning down food at work because it's crap fast food, but everyone assumes it's because you're dieting

by MarleneDietrich 25 days ago

At work they sometimes cater really gross processed fast food. I don't eat it because I would enjoy my own cooking br...


ricepad commented 6 days ago

Is it considered an invitation to dinner?

by Jelp 24 days ago

When you knock on a families door and the person greeting you asks, we are having dinner would you like to come in? I...

Karl S

Karl S commented 14 days ago

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

by gutreactions 8 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...


scificionado commented 28 days ago

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

by ChefMikeinBurlington 2 months 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...


zackly commented 2 months ago

Restricting cell phone use at restaurants...

by gutreactions 3 months ago

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


collardman commented 2 months ago

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

by MidwesternerTT 3 months ago

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


LadyofTexas commented 3 months ago


by Sparkina 3 months ago

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


Sparkina commented 3 months ago

Tiny brown ants (very long)

by mushroomaffairs 3 months 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...


mike0989 commented 3 months ago


by soniabegonia 10 years ago

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


BigG commented 4 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...


acgold7 commented 5 months ago

Yet another reason to leave hospitality!!

by ChefMikeinBurlington 5 months ago

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


acgold7 commented 5 months ago

Fake Crab Meat

by BARBARAMUR 10 months ago

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


benbenberi commented 6 months ago

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

by ChefMikeinBurlington 6 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...


nofunlatte commented 6 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...


Miss415 commented 7 months ago

Cooking Literacy

by Candy 9 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 ...


Texanbychoice commented 8 months ago

Customer comment cards: do you fill them out?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

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


GH1618 commented 9 months ago

What happened to the Navigation Bar?

by masha 9 months ago

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


masha commented 9 months ago