Recently my friend and I visited a fairly new restaurant based on the recommendation of another friend. She stated that the mussels were the best ever. So we ordered wine, very good by the glass and affordable, and the mussels. We also ordered oysters on the half shell. The waitress said the two choices of […]


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What Fork To Use?

July 11, 2007

in Non-Stories

Hey Dev, My partner and I have a disagreement and a bet riding on the outcome. He says etiquette dictates that the fork closest to the plate is the one to use first; I think it’s the one farthest out. What say you? – Jack Dear Jack, You win the bet.  Even in Hell, etiquette […]

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My wife and I were long looking forward to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at a fancy Italian restaurant in Tampa. We were promptly seated at a candlelit table that had been reserved for us. As we reviewed the menus, a tuxedo-clad waiter came to our table and asked if we were ready to order. […]


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My wife, Karen, and I were vacationing in Camden, Maine where we ate at a nearby seafood restaurant. The place was packed, but we were able to get a table. Karen ordered a big bowl of mussels steamed with butter and wine. When the waitress delivered the mussels to our table, we could smell a […]


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My wife, mother-in-law, and father-in-law ate at one of those Japanese restaurants where the chef prepares food on a grill in front of you. The chef was showing off his juggling skills in front of us and others who were sitting at the table. He’d toss large wooden salt and pepper shakers into the air, […]


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