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Old 05-13-2010, 07:16 PM   #101
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...And for the record, I am all for left-overs of oversized meals! It's great to not have to worry about making lunch the next day...

This last statement is a complete contradictory to what you've said before. But at the same time is a very good responce to the original post that started this thread.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:57 PM   #102
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Just because it has not been verbalized does not mean people do not agree.
I think GB hit the nail on the head Charlie........
No big deal in the big picture. And I for one agree with you, although I didn't say it till now. I think many people were nodding "yes", at the time.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:26 PM   #103
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That's fine, I just don't think he did anything worth being mad at him.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:50 AM   #104
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:21 PM   #105
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This last statement is a complete contradictory to what you've said before. But at the same time is a very good responce to the original post that started this thread.
It's actually not a contradiction to anything I've said... :p
I'm all for leftovers from dinner to make NEW meals with the next day... It's a great way to save $$ for a lunch the next day. Not that I go out looking for restaurants that serve large meals. But if I eat at one, and I get a larger-than-life serving, I will happily take it home in a doggybag.

But what I'm not all for is massive portions in a restaurant right in front of me on my plate...(Even though I will happily take left overs, I'd much rather not.) I can get leftovers from meals at home too, that's not quite my point though. My point was that it's bad how restaurants have such large quantities in the first place.

I'd love to see a restaurant have those "sized meals" that some of the other posters have mentioned, although that whole issue with tipping on the meal price -vs- services does come up, and I don't have a solution to that one...
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What about the restaurants that have mega-undersized portions? Where you're paying $40+ for a cut of steak that you can get from your local butcher (and devine quality!!) for less than $10... Hmmm..
There's got to be a good balance out there somewhere...
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:53 PM   #107
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I have found that those restaurants that serve "mega-undersized portions" do not charge less...on the contrary $$$$$...french cuisine comes to mind.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:28 PM   #108
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What about the restaurants that have mega-undersized portions? Where you're paying $40+ for a cut of steak that you can get from your local butcher (and devine quality!!) for less than $10
Restaurants generally get a grade of meat you can not get in most stores.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:49 PM   #109
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I have found that those restaurants that serve "mega-undersized portions" do not charge less...on the contrary $$$$$...french cuisine comes to mind.
I wish they did... *sigh* I love French food... Such small and cute portions, presented so nicely... I love going out for that sort of thing.. But yes, the $$ is a huge issue with that...
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:34 PM   #110
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This reminds me of a time many years ago when we took my parents to a fancy French restaurant back in Long Island, NY. Food was wonderful, but portions were typically small & rather "frou-frou". After we'd finished & were getting back into the car, my dad - always the joker in the pack - couldn't help but ask "So, where are we going for dinner?" Lol!
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