Food & Drink Stories

My wife and I were on a Caribbean cruise and decided to eat at one of the specialty restaurants on the ship. They charge an extra fee per person for these meals. The Italian restaurant we chose was wonderful in terms of service (attentive and informative), taste (everything was great), and ambience (quiet, view). The […]

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We have been regulars at a local New Mexican restaurant since it opened over 12 years ago. Last winter my husband and I ordered the seasonal posole soup. The waitress brought the bowls of soup out, only his was menudo, made with tripe. They looked and smelled differently, and when we pointed this out to our […]

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I’m a server who’s been working in Chinese restaurants for years, even though I’m not Chinese. I had a group of four customers who’re older who used to come in at least once a week — and commence immediately telling me and anyone who’d listen that every single thing they got was “ice cold.” Except […]

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A year ago we had an incident at the Lexington, SC “S’s” location where an older female employee made a scene when I asked if I could have more cheese on my cheese sandwich. Cheese had been treated like a “condiment,” you could barely see any. She got in my face and was loud, explaining […]

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On Saturday the 13th of March, my wife and I went into O’C’s located in Avon, Indiana. We were greeted cordially and seated promptly. After sitting in the booth for a while, we noticed ants crawling on us and the table. We also noticed ants crawling along the window sill. We informed the waiter who […]

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The Blob

February 21, 2010

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My friend once told me of a strange incident that happened to her while eating at a local fast food restaurant with her girlfriends. Her friend ordered a simple grilled chicken burger and asked that the mayonnaise be left out. Her burger was given to her and they all sat down to eat. However when […]

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Curried Rat

February 5, 2010

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I went to a Thai restaurant and ordered Panang Curry with white rice and chicken. What I was served was not chicken. It was slimy, gray, and very chewy. I’m pretty sure I was served rat. I ate one bite and spit it up. I was too embarrassed to tell the waitress what I thought, […]

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A long time ago when I was still in college, my family decided to take me out for pizza on my birthday. We decided to try the new location for a favorite pizza chain of ours. It was all adults and there were about 8 of us, so we ordered 3 large pizzas. We got […]

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My hairy ordeal happened in a local establishment that I used to frequent quite often. This day I decided to order a grilled cheese. They make a fabulous grilled cheese using three different cheeses and sour dough bread. It’s awesome. Well it was. I had just taken a couple of bites when I noticed something […]

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A few years ago, I took a friend to a well-known Hunan-style Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. The restaurant is very small, with only a dozen or so tables and a counter where you can also eat. Behind the counter is the “kitchen” where the cooks wok up the orders. Hunan food is very hot […]

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I was dining at a restaurant on Cape Cod. One of the items on the menu was a 10 oz steak. There was a couple at the next table, and when their dinner was brought to the table, the man complained to the waiter that his steak was too small. The waiter assured the man that […]

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Last Valentines Day, my boyfriend and I went to a fancy steak house in Charleston, South Carolina. I am a native of the city and I personally knew the chef for a long time. We entered the restaurant and were immediately seated in the Bar area. This is probably one of the busiest nights of […]

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