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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.

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

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by e.d. 20 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

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by ironmom 20 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

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by Jim H. 20 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???

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by JoHn 20 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

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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...

Chowhound restaurant pet peeves

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by Bill Jr 21 years ago

Ok, all you experienced restaurant diners. You've been around the block. Given your long experience, what are your pet restaurant peeves? We've all got 'em, no matter how or where you dine. There...

Tomato Pet Peeve

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by Joan Winston 21 years ago

I can't understand why restaurants insist on refrigerating tomatoes. The first time I went to Naples I had a caprese salad which brought tears to my eyes. The room temperature tomatoes were burst...

pet peeve - old/undated olive oil

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by jen kalb 21 years ago

following up on Allans post re Peters, I applaud their stocking dated oils! I get really annoyed with (1) the lack of vintage/"best before" date labelling for most olive oil here, especially expens...

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