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Serving 101Posted Friday, April 3, 2009, at 3:02 PM
I get so frustrated when I go to a restaurant and my salad comes 30 seconds before the main course, or better yet, with my main course.
Serving 101: Salad BEFORE meal!
I would expect drinks to come first, followed by appetizer, soup, salad (of course if applicable). Then, after everyone has finished their salad, bring out the entree.
We were just eating lunch at a local restaurant today when our appetizer, salads and entrees all came out at the same time.
To make matters worse, the appetizer was still frozen.
It gets better.
When we sat down our waitress told us it might be up to 30 minutes before we got our meals because the restaurant had a "big party." That "big party" happened to be about the only other party in the whole restaurant I could see. It seemed as if we were inconveniencing the waitress and like she wanted us to go somewhere else to eat.
I bit my tongue, smiled, and told the server she should be happy the restaurant was "busy" ... more tips, right?
What are your dining out pet peeves?
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Sadie Fowler is lifestyles editor for the Times-Gazette.