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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

I was invited to a horrible wine bar last night, which has the layout and noisy crowd of a place that serves hard alcohol, but all of the bartenders are made to dress up and act like sommeliers. So you're leaning over a bar, which has no menu, being grilled by some 20something who wants to know what kind of "notes" you enjoy in order to best choose a wine for you. "What??" "NOTES! I ASKED WHAT KIND OF NOTES DO YOU LIKE?"
After asking if they had a Sancerre, he yells something incomprehensible and gives me a glass of some other white. I point out that isn't what I asked for, and he responds that their only Sancerres start at $35 a glass and that this is "essentially the same". I don't know whether I looked poor or smart, but likely insult aside, I did opt for the cheaper wine (which was from Chablis, incidentally confused.gif). It was awful, and nothing like any Sancerre I've experienced. After pouring the glass, the bartender proceeded to swish it and smell it before sliding it over to me. I asked why he was smelling my wine and he responded "WHAT?" "My WINE, why are you sniffing MY WINE?" "To check the notes and for quality!" "I think the person drinking the wine usually does that." "WHAT?" "Nevermind."
Forgot to tell you guys I moved to LA for a really great job I was offered.
post #2492 of 2860
I didn't think I'd have opportunity to post in this thread but I wanted to know why the fascination with sliders. Mrs. T has developed a new thing for sliders and makes them at every opportunity - that is, when I'm not around to veto her choice. Am I missing something here?
post #2493 of 2860
i'm not sure what a slider is exactly - i thought it was a tiny burger, but my son ordered one and it was just a slightly smallish-sized regular burger. in fact, if you had been served this 25 years ago you'd think it was a normal-sized burger.

* dohhh - forgot confused.gif!
post #2494 of 2860
Sliders only make sense to me as part of some sort of tasting or assortment - to try different stuff (e.g. different bbq meats) without eating a ton of each. Eating four of the same overcooked mini-hamburger is just stupid
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"Peddler's Creamery" has to be one of the creepier business names
post #2496 of 2860
It's cut off in the bottom, dude.

Home Made With The Power of a Bicycle
And The Power of Manhood.

Local and Exotic.
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

i'm not sure what a slider is exactly - i thought it was a tiny burger, but my son ordered one and it was just a slightly smallish-sized regular burger. in fact, if you had been served this 25 years ago you'd think it was a normal-sized burger.
* dohhh - forgot confused.gif!

A true slider is a thin beef patty, cooked on a griddle under a bed of onions. It's a term that has an actual meaning which has been ignored recently in favor of just using it to describe any small hamburger.
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Originally Posted by alexg View Post

A true slider is a thin beef patty, cooked on a griddle under a bed of onions. It's a term that has an actual meaning which has been ignored recently in favor of just using it to describe any small hamburger.

How insightful.
post #2499 of 2860
So I hate myself that I have found one use for Country Crock--I think it tastes better than butter in grits. shog[1].gifredface.gif
post #2500 of 2860
main course arrives within two minutes of entree

"We usually serve things as they're ready."

Then didn't even ask if I desired coffee.
post #2501 of 2860
^ Yeah, Denny's sucks.
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Denny's would have fewer hipsters
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Denny's would have fewer hipsters

Doubt it. Eating there is so ironic.
post #2504 of 2860
Met up some friends a bar I never frequent myself. Terrible bar food (my po boy consisted of doughy, stale bread with unidentifiable over-fried stuff). Even worse service. Server went out of his way to avoid talking to us or making eye contact. I was literally unable to order a second beer. All this after a half hour wait for a table.
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^There is a quite popular café here where you have to be lucky to get served. When you sit down on the outside places, you can watch the waiters walk past you for like ten times in fifteen minutes until they realize that you're a new customer. Then, after you've ordered something and drank it, you can sit there for two more hours without being asked whether you want to order something more. I bet you could just bring your own drinks and food and they wouldn't notice.
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