I am always in awe of servers’ memories when they offer to share the daily specials with my table and they are able to rattle off a lengthy list with in-depth descriptions of ingredients, preparations, and prices. Inevitably, though, my dining companion and I will have a conversation after the server steps away that goes [...]
Here’s one from the feel-good files: The New York Times “Freakonomics” folks called readers’ attention to a restaurant in Phoenix that is allowing diners to pay what they think is fair for lunch. Geordie’s Restaurant and Lounge in The Wrigley Mansion isn’t pricing its lunch entrees, instead letting patrons decide what they’re worth. Being a [...]
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This week, Grub Street calls out restaurants for trying to manipulate what diners order via carefully designed and well-written menus. Um, I should really hope they’re doing that. Give me a menu that sells me on how scrumptious an entrée is or a server who swears by a certain dish any day. Are you worried [...]