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.

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Pet Peeve: Steaks - Medium Rare, Medium...

by JS 17 years ago

I frequently enjoy a good bone-in rib-eye (aka cownboy steak) and have tried many high-end steak restaurants (Mortons, Palm, Lugers, etc). No matter which restaurant I go to, the servers INSIST u...

Restaurant Pet Peeves

by Jo 18 years ago

My top three are: 1. Specials that are significantly more expensive than the most expensive entree. Don't restauranteurs know that we will find out eventually? 2. Patrons that make and receive c...

Jerry's Sandwiches Peeve, long and slightly ranty...

by chrislrob 17 years ago

So after the raves on this board and others, I signed up for the Jerry's Sandwiches e-mail of their specials. One of the specials today was Hickory-Smoked, Rum & Brown Sugar Marinated, Salmon. I...

milwaukee pet peeve

by christine 18 years ago

We lived in New York for 8 years. There, people on the street do not make eye contact but waiters always do. Here it is the opposite. Strangers greet you, but waiters in many "fine" restaurants...

Menu Pet Peeves- moved to Not About Food Board

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 17 years ago

Please keep this board specific to food in Pennsylvania and use the Not About Food Board for general restaurant discussions. Thanks! Link: [BROKEN LINK REMOVED]

Pet Peeve about meat "Doneness"

by David De Silva 18 years ago

One of my pet peeves about restaurants is that it seems like I can never get my meat cooked the way I want it. For example, I love rack of lamb, usually order it when out, but rarely, if ever, get ...

Pet Peeve: Broken Ribs on Romaine Lettuce

by survivorhound 18 years ago

Those damn twisty-ties that compress the romaine heads for ease of shipping tend to break the ribs which then get discolored and unappetizing: a travesty in your opinion, or is it just me?

Another Pet Peeve: Wobbly Tables

by Buen Provecho 18 years ago

Does this irk anyone else, or is it just me? It seems like bad form to be jamming wadded napkins under the leg of a table or chair and yet, I'd almost prefer that to having a shipboard-type experi...

Pet peeve--corned beef

by Alan H 18 years ago

Just curious, why do so many people call it "corn" beef, not "corned" beef??

Pet packaging peeves

by lucia 18 years ago

I am stumped as to why supermarkets intentionally package their food so that it will go bad faster, sometimes right on the shelves. I'm talking about packaging potatoes in clear plastic, so they go...

Pet Peeves

by Vital Information 19 years ago

Dave H. asked me what I have against fresh strawberrys in February, since they are not coming from the still frozen tundra of our soil. Well, I am waging a small and totally ineffective campgaign ...

Biggest Pet Peeve of the all - Wet salad

by Vital Information 19 years ago

Please, Jim, in the next go around, how about pins that say, I'd like my salad shaken not wet please. How many times have you been served a salad so wet that the dressing mearly whispers seven se...

yet another peeve

by howler 19 years ago

for god's sake, if i see another food article in benighted blighty talking about 'starters' and 'mains' ... massively pedestrian words, 'starters' and 'mains', solid and stodgy. images of people...

Revisiting: pet peeve ... no prices for specials

by gourmandise 19 years ago

I have been very busy, and haven't been following the board very closely for about a month or so... but I did see that first message, posted by Jim H, before I got so tied up, and was surprised...

The waiter has Peeves?

by Chris 19 years ago

So, just for humor, I thought I'd add my own particular set of pet peeves as someone who stands behind the order pad. 1.Grown men who ask for "The Little Boys Room" This creeps me out. Makes me ...

Can the chef make this without . . . ? pet peeve

by e.d. 19 years ago

One other thing I find annoying. Sometimes when I'm dining with people, they will make a special request to the chef--can he/she make this without some listed ingredient like the anchovies or chees...

Pet peeves of the solo diner

by ironmom 19 years ago

I dine alone often, and now that my daughter's going to college, even more often. I like to be treated like any other patron, but many restaurants fail to greet single diners with the same respect ...

Pet Peeve...no prices for specials

by Jim H. 19 years ago

Just returned from a great dinner at Lutecia in Sebastapol...really good and reasonable...almost wonder if we should keep it quiet, but what the hell, its Sebastapol. Pet peeve. We were guests an...

Pet Peeve: Green Onions = Chives???

by JoHn 19 years ago

Here's a little intresting thing that happened to me at a not-to-be-named chain steakhouse with and Australian theme. I went to the place for dinner with a few friends and had a baked potato with...

Salt House Restaurant (London) - beware of bad Sunday service- my pet peeve

by magnolia 20 years ago

I've been to Salt House on Abbey Road a few times and have really liked it! It's a pretty, friendly gastro pub; the food and wine list are good and decently priced, and the atmosphere is really cas...

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