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"Is the chicken alfredo good?"

Postby narcoleptish » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:38 am

Do you ask your waitperson if the dish you're thinking of ordering is good?

I have friends who ask this constantly. I would say that once a year or less we get someone who actually lowers their voice and steers them away from something, but for the most part they get the usual "everything's good" type response. I think it's a stupid question.

They're also fond of "what do you recommend?"

Personally I don't ask any questions, but I can see maybe asking this at someplace like Forequarter that experiments and may have a unique special. More often than not we're at someplace more akin to Ha Long Bay and my friends usually get a list of what gets ordered the most by middle-aged white guys. Why bother?

Other common inquiries from our group:

Is the soup made here or from a can?
Is the soup hot?
Do you make your own corned beef?
Do you make the ____ here or is it from Sysco?
Do you make the desserts?

And my favorite, "can the cook make a cheeseburger medium-rare?" This particular friend has sent back more burgers than he has eaten because "nobody in this city can cook a burger to medium-rare!"

It's a fucking hamburger, just shut up and eat it.

I love my friends but I'd pull my hair out.... if I was the kind of person who pulled out perfectly good hair.
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Re: "Is the chicken alfredo good?"

Postby bdog » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:54 am

Just another reason I want you on my island.

Get the Gretzky and a Bud Light. Because they're always good.
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Re: "Is the chicken alfredo good?"

Postby bdog » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:59 am

Ah shit, as long as we're on the subject...

I have a buddy who can never just order something. He always follows up with "Can I just get...". He's gotta customize every goddamn thing he orders, whether it's a steak or a hot dog on the golf course.

Grrrrr.
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Re: "Is the chicken alfredo good?"

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:03 am

At least he didn't ask: "Is the chicken alfredo well?"
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Re: "Is the chicken alfredo good?"

Postby jjoyce » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:29 am

My favorite restaurant question: Where are the bathrooms in here?
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Re: "Is the chicken alfredo good?"

Postby TheBookPolice » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:04 pm

Here, this thread needs this.
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