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.

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

by gutreactions 22 days 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...


BiscuitBoy commented 14 days ago

Cooking Literacy

by Candy 2 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 20 days ago

Customer comment cards: do you fill them out?

by gutreactions 5 months ago

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


GH1618 commented 1 month ago

What happened to the Navigation Bar?

by masha 2 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 1 month ago

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

by gutreactions 2 months ago

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


ferret commented 2 months ago

Fake Crab Meat

by BARBARAMUR 2 months ago

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


GH1618 commented 2 months ago

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

by ipsedixit 5 years ago

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


chinjew commented 3 months ago

Thanksgiving Etiquette (rant alert)

by ssahls 5 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...


CaliforniaJoseph commented 3 months ago


by Jambalaya 3 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...


pine time commented 3 months ago

Pet Peeves - The Elixir of LIfe

by sophocles 9 months ago

There hasn't been a post with pet peeves in title for maybe 9 years, so here goes. All the pet peeves on my mind invo...


therealdoctorlew commented 4 months ago

Cutting mango

by crn 9 months ago

I know how to cut a mango....but how can you tell what position the pit is in?


Querencia commented 4 months ago


by Jambalaya 5 months ago

What's with Clementines the last couple of years? When these first came out they were very easy to peel, small, very...


BeeRich commented 4 months ago

I hate peach fuzz

by ebchower 8 months ago

I can't remember the last time I ate a regular peach. I can't stand the fuzz and have always bought nectarines or ca...


BeeRich commented 5 months ago

Potholder Problem

by Deborah R. 1 year ago

This is going to sound trivial, but it really isn't. I can't seem to find truly heat-proof potholders anymore. I used...


Libranflight commented 5 months ago

Any Acceptable Rinse Agent for Dishwashers?

by Hungry4Good 5 months ago

Does anybody else hate dishwasher rinse agents besides me? My new dishwasher "requires" it because, as is the trend,...


archstreet commented 5 months ago

When a Dipper is a Dip

by breadchick 5 months ago

Scene: family member pulls a crispy cheese topped dip from the oven and sets it to rest for a bit before serving. It ...


breadchick commented 5 months ago

3 Annoying Trends in Hipster Eateries

by skidmarkjones 1 year ago

Went to "Go get em tiger" today for brunch. The latest in trend-desperate hipster brunch spots in LF/Silverlake. Th...


holyveal commented 5 months ago

Accoutrements? No, they are accompaniments!

by janetms383 2 years ago

Gee, I am so sick and tired of hearing self-proclaimed food experts using the term "accoutrements" to describe the av...


holyveal commented 6 months ago

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

by K2000 10 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...


holyveal commented 6 months ago

Fried eggs?

by Motosport 1 year ago

I just had breakfast at the local diner. I ordered 2 fried eggs, bacon and home fries. When the order came out the ...


Motosport commented 6 months ago