Dining out etiquette

I did a print interview for the WBUR “Public Radio Kitchen” blog, which appeared during Boston’s Restaurant Week (and which I just now found online). In it, I brought up the concept of “dining local,” given that local eating has become so fashionable. At times, I feel that Mr. Improbable and I are awfully boring, returning over and over to our favorite neighborhood haunts. But the sense of a local place, of a relationship between the diner and the, er, diner (I didn’t say we went to fancy haunts), gives the experience a home-like quality. When you’re in a place where they know your name, or at least your face, all food is comfort food.

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One Response to Dining out etiquette

  1. veronica says:

    one of my bartenders told me a while back that she felt bad for not knowing my name, but she did know that when I walked in I wanted a Corona and a bar menu. I go to a place that doesn’t necessarily cater to a crowd that would remember the Reagan administration, so it’s not the ideal place for me to meet a guy…but at the end of the day it’s close to home and feels like Cheers.
    “Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see your troubles are all the same…”

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