Food & Drink Stories

My husband and I, along with another couple, dined at a 5 star Italian restaurant to celebrate a birthday. We had been to this restaurant one other time and very much enjoyed our experience. We like to order plenty of appetizers to share while waiting for our dinner and all was very good.

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Recently, I had a girls’ night out with my mother, my sister, and my two grandmothers. We went shopping, saw a movie, and then went out to dinner at a local chain restaurant (full-service, mid-priced, not just some fast food joint). This restaurant is one of my family’s favorite places to go.

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Me and an old boyfriend went out to eat one night at a chain family style restaurant. I ordered myself chicken fingers with honey dill sauce and Caesar salad. The server never mentioned any issues with my order and proceeded to bring out our drinks. Honey dill sauce is a chicken finger dip made from […]

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This is Australia. The Land of Milk and Honey. And angry Greek restaurant owners.

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While working at a Greek restaurant we always gave a complimentary cup of Avgolemono soup, a classic lemony chicken orzo soup, free before the meal comes. Our restaurant is on the east coast, and one night we got an especially uppity group who came in and ordered gyro platters, insisting that the correct pronunciation was […]

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A while back, two buddies and I went to a well-known chain restaurant to celebrate a birthday. The place was packed; however, we were seated in no time.

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My husband and I went to a well-known chain restaurant in Pennsylvania for dinner 5 years or so ago. They were having a special and they had a dessert that was only available for a certain time and it sounded divine.

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My father and I were on our way back from Florida. We had stopped for breakfast at a small diner by Jensen Beach. The waiter was nice and the drinks were fine. The only mildly disturbing thing we had heard thus far was someone breaking what sounded like a glass in the kitchen, but we […]

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My husband, mother, mother-in-law, father-in-law, two daughters and I were going out to dinner for my husband’s birthday. We decided to head to a favorite higher-end local restaurant that recently changed owners. Everyone was very excited.

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First you have to understand that I like bloody, rare burgers. When dining out, if I want a burger I will always ask the server if the place does rare and if not I will order something else. I am also not usually shy about sending something back if it is not cooked right.

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Let me set the scenario… I work at a world-renowned health spa. I’ve been in the food and beverage industry for 20 years. I’ve opened many a bottle of wine and Champagne throughout my career. Since it’s a health spa I work at, not as many people order alcohol as in other restaurants, so it’s […]

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I’d been backpacking for two weeks all up and down the East Coast of Australia. I spent the entire day on a boat going out to the Great Barrier Reef, snorkeling, and then coming back to this little island near the mainland. It was a day in the sun all day long, a lot of […]

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