A gal sitting about four feet away from me is pissed off at restaurants. She frequently dines out with a pack of friends. They are continually frustrated by restaurants that refuse to split the bill for them. Case one: Her party of 11 at Trece. “We were told they would not split the check because they don’t have the software,” she says. “And to install the software it would cost $45,000.” Huh? Seriously? “It also happened to me at Charlie Palmer on New Year’s Eve,” she says. “They would do it four and four but not four transactions of two.”
In both cases they asked the waiter ahead of time. Why this ticks off my friend is that she doesn’t drink so when the bill gets divided by the table, she ends up paying more than her fair share.
Anybody else out there have this problem? Sounds like it’s a pain in the sass for both sides. Let’s discuss.43 Comments »
Congratulations to Rachel Rogers! When she clicked “follow” on SideDish’s Twitter page, she became our 2,500th follower. Here is a little about Rachael: She lives in Waco and her profile says she is a junior in college.
Why do we already love her? She says, “According to a fortune cookie, I will become an accomplished writer.” Rachel, write something for SideDish. The rest of you get busy. @DSideDish. Opportunities abound.
I’m sure if you’re a beer freak you read the news about the “five bottles of dark, foamy beer” found while divers were salvaging champagne from a19th century shipwreck near Finland’s Aland Islands. The beer is being studied and there are plans to brew the beer. I think we should have a contest to name the beer. Read the story and submit a name below. GO.31 Comments »
I’m sure most of you have been hunkered down and eating at home, but we’d love to hear from those of you who have braved the weather to dine out If so, tell us the “wheres” and “whats” of you dining experiences. Here’s what you reported last week.16 Comments »
This note comes from a group of Sports Illustrated writers staying at the Sheraton in downtown Dallas.
Nancy, can you suggest a place within walking distance of the Sheraton Downtown, for a get-together of about 12 people? Looking for something with a bit of a vibe but not too fancy or formal. Also, what would be your two can’t-miss restaurants for someone who’ll be in the area for three or four days?
Hit it, snow bunnies.17 Comments »
If your birdbath is frozen, please de-ice it and fill with fresh water. Repeat as it freezes. Your backyard birds will thank you.6 Comments »
Holy cow, my inbox if jammed with urgent e-mails about canceled events. I’m not going to sit here all day and list them all, but here are a few related to dining events. If you have an food event you must cancel, send it my way.
Or maybe I will just sit here all day. Anybody else staying home? If you have a topic to discuss, send it to me and we can chew the fat so to speak. I have lots of it to chew.
Robert Kacher wine tasting at Sigel’s Greenville Avenue store has been canceled due to the inclement weather. Rescheduled for Thursday, February 10th
GO TEXAN event with Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is cancelled due to the weather. Below is the news release on how to GO TEXAN at your Super Bowl party. Continue reading "Super Bowl and Food Events Canceled Today"4 Comments »