Non-Story Archives

Non-story dining related posts from earlier years on our site.

Hey Dev, This happened a few years ago but it still bothers me to think about it. My wife and I attended a family wedding out of town. After a long afternoon, 11 relatives wanted to go out to dinner. We called a restaurant near our motel (chain, not pricey, not fast food.) They told […]

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Hey Dev, I am going to propose to my girlfriend soon and I would like to do it while we are at a romantic restaurant we are thinking of going to on her 21st. However I am quite unsure about how to do it. I don’t just want to open the box over the table […]

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Hell’s Bells

September 4, 2009

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Hey Dev, I am allergic to several foods and one night I ordered my usual at my former fav Mexican restaurant. I asked for no bell peppers and I always tell them that it will make me very sick (hospital sick) if they are in the dish. This time they forgot and left the peppers […]

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Hey Dev, We just returned from a wonderful dinner out with our two sons and their girlfriends. My husband made reservations earlier in the day. Our entire party arrived early and checked in. We waited in the bar for approximately 5 minutes, which was fine. It was a cool evening and the hostess took us […]

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We’ve all been in the situation where everyone else is ready to order but we just can’t make up our mind on what to select from the menu. So we tell the server to take everyone else’s order first. The pressure mounts as almost everybody has placed their order and we still haven’t made a […]

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Hey Dev, Hi there. This always happens to us: we go to a restaurant, I ask for a booth, which I prefer, and even if the entiiiiiiiiiiiire restaurant is virtually empty, they invariably stick us in the booth right next to other people. Why is this done???? I like to have a buffer zone between […]

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GUMbo Soup

March 16, 2009

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Hey Dev, My sister and I were dining for lunch at my former fav restaurant. All was ok until my soup came out. Well long story short there was a wad of blue gum in my soup. I had to spend the rest of my day at urgent care getting tests done on diseases I […]

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Traveling in Eastern Asia affords one the opportunity to try many wonderful cuisines which would be difficult to find in Western countries, especially in their authentic forms. Meal description translations on menus don’t always come out as intended, however, and the outcome can humorously portray the food in an unappealing way. One such example is […]

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Got Milk?

December 3, 2008

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A restaurant owner in Switzerland hoped to use human breast milk for some of the dishes he wanted to offer on a special menu. However, his dream was sucked down the drain by authorities after he advertised for mothers willing to sell their breast milk. You can read more about it here: Breast milk menu […]

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The Olympic games in Beijing, China, have helped to introduce to the world some of the country’s cuisine including, by Western standards, unusual foods such as what’s described in the Daily Mail article, Scorpion kebab, anyone? It’s fast food Beijing style…. For another example, see the video below which depicts reporters from the Chicago Tribune […]

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Can you imagine a restaurant boasting that it serves food that is harmful, and whose owner advises diners not to eat at his restaurant every day or “it’ll kill you?” That’s the unique marketing angle of Heart Attack Grill located in Tempe, Arizona. The menu includes the massive Quadruple Bypass Burger (2 pounds of beef, […]

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A worker who calls himself “Mr. Unstable” was filmed bathing nude in the sink of a Burger King restaurant. Mr. Unstable’s bubble was soon burst when he soon became “Mr. Unemployed“, as did other staff who were present. See the video that made big waves:

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