Food, the one thing we can’t live without. I thought about adding a food Blog to my site but for now I think we will just have an occasional discussion instead. As a former owner of a business in a small town I can honestly say no matter how broke people were, booze and food they could find money for. Yes that was more important than the rent, don’t get me started.

I use to go out for lunch at least once a week. We always tried to go someplace different every time. My friend was a former cook and both of us had been servers. When I go out to eat I like a little atmosphere. I think lunch is a good way to sample restaurants since you should get nearly the same meal you would at dinner but without all of the added expense. We are more fair than most in our reviews because of our knowledge. I wish I could say there is a perfect place to eat; but if so I have yet to find it.

A good meal to me is made up of a lot of things. I want good fresh food, presented nicely (garnished or a variety of color) on a clean unchipped plate, served Hot or Cold  whatever it should be. I want pleasant wait staff that will at least make eye contact if you need something and are not covered in last weeks leftovers. I don’t think that is asking too much.

Pet peeves, salads with rotten lettuce, dirty dishes, no coffee refills, wait staff that drops off your food and comes back only to tell you they will bring your check not even asking if you want dessert, or you can’t get a check to pay in the first place. Carpets with more crumbs than a cake, tables that wobble and spill your drinks. Notice I did not even discuss the prices.

Accountability, a word that seems to be a thing of the past. We have a place nearby that just opened a few months ago. All of us were excited to see the menu, it looked great. The very first time we ordered ( all take out) our order was over an hour late and the chicken was like rubber. The flavors were wonderful so we decided to give them another chance. Next we had a salad that looked like the boxes were dropped. The stuff that was supposed to be decorating the top of the salads was all on the bottom of the pile of lettuce. The smells of this place come in through our doors and windows from there char-broiler and make us hungry. One more chance…. we got soup and found hair in it. Okay I am finished. People are still giving them mostly rave reviews. We have decided that takeout orders should be banned, they obviously can not multi task. I would not hold that against them but it needs to be recognized before I will give it another chance.







About Atouristlife

I have moved a lot in my lifetime. I also love cars, so loving travel is logical. My first attempt at being my own travel agent came after an exasperating experience in 2001. I had booked a Disney Vacation Package it was to be our first far away vacation as a family and my children’s first visit to Disney World. Through our travel agent I made the arrangements which included a direct flight, transportation, and our hotel with trip insurance. We were scheduled to fly out in November 2001 but then September 11th happened and that changed everything. First there were a lot of air restrictions besides being afraid to travel. I made some calls to see what would happen and found out the flights would be changed. The regulations no longer allowed for any direct flights due to concerns of hijacking and carrying too much fuel. I called the travel agent to cancel and was told the insurance did not cover that type of cancellation. I was furious. What was the point of paying for the Insurance? I was told we could possibly call the airlines for a credit and drive, which was not an option. After weeks of worrying we made the trip. The flight originally was 4hrs but now took 21 hrs but we had a great time. From then on I am the only one in charge of my travel arrangements. Insurance is still a very smart purchase as long as you are educated on what it covers and choose the best option for you. One size does not fit all, I am here to help you make the best informed decisions to benefit your lifestyle and budget , contact me today. Check out my Disney Quick Tips and many other adventures.

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