I was sitting here this morning listening to Regis and Kelly and Regis was telling everyone he went to a new restaurant the night before and he didn’t know anything about it. It was a fairly new restaurant and he didn’t know if they specialized in anything or if any one thing they served was better than anything else and he wanted to ask his server for help but he’d heard you weren’t supposed to do that. That the servers would suggest you order one of the most expensive things on the menu or they might lead you to what “they” like best or what they have a “surplus” of and might want to get rid of.
Kelly had stated that she’ll narrow it down to two things and then ask them and she ordered like that.
Am I that much under a rock that I’ve never done that? I’ve often asked if something was “garlicky” or “spicy” or how it was cooked but I’ve never once asked someone else to order for me. I’ve also often asked if they have a house salad or if the soup de jour was good but normally if you go to a place where they’re famous for ribs, prime rib or seafood, aren’t you normally either going there for that? Unless you’re a tourist or something. New to the area but normally the places I frequent, I know what they have that’s really good or a lot of times I’ll ask about the special they have for that day. Normally when you go out to eat they give you the specials of the day when you order your drink when they first seat you.
Have you ever asked your server what was the best thing in the restaurant and went ahead and ordered that? What were the circumstances? I can say that I’ve never done that.