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Old 04-05-2006, 07:36 PM   #1
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If only I knew then what I know now (dining tip)

Short version: I'm taking a real estate class at a local college so that when I sell my house later this year, I won't have to give a % of it to some realtor (who's about useless in my area since my county has an online for sale directory that everybody uses to search for houses). Turns out the schools culinary academy is on the next floor from my classroom.

Anyhow, class lets out last night and I decide to go up there and see what they're doing out of curiosity...turns out they serve the public like an actual restaurant. Last night's dinner was a cherry glazed rack of lamb, a seafood risotto, grilled hearts of palm and creme brulee...total cost?

FIVE BUCKS.

So I'm out that way this afternoon for something else, decide to see what they do for lunch...Penne with meat sauce, antipasto, salad, and cherry trifle. For two dollars and seventy five cents.

Ugh, if only I knew then what I know now :P

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Old 04-05-2006, 08:06 PM   #2
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so you found yourself a nice hangout...and it's college so it's OK! EAT!
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Old 04-05-2006, 08:08 PM   #3
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There is a college in our area that does that, but I've never been there. I read about it in the paper and the meals sound delicious.
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I'm jealous!
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Old 04-05-2006, 09:06 PM   #5
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eat and look at cute young college dudes! lol
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If I knew then what I know now I would have worked my butt off and invested every penny in MicroSoft I would be set for life now
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:48 PM   #7
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I think most culinary schools have a restaurant for serving the public. It's a great place to get gourmet food for very cheap! I'm sure you'll be visiting there often now that you know about it.
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That's very cheap, cheaper than any culinary school that I've heard of. Lucky location so you can take advantage of it.

At WCI, our prices were considerably cheaper (also taking into account that we served a lot of prix fix meals) than normal restaurants, but not as cheap as that. We would have a 4 course set menu for say, $26 whereas you would pay that much just for a comparable entree at most other places.
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