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Old 06-23-2016, 10:28 PM   #61
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Half portions, why don't more restaurants offer half portions?
It's no real hardship to prepare a half plate of anything!
I've seen a few restaurants that do that, and I think it's a great idea. For Dad's Day last weekend, my daughter took me to a place called "Lake & Irving." Most of the entrees they serve are also available in what they called "small plate" portions. Because they offered that option, we both ordered smaller entrees and ended up splitting another appetizer item. As a result, we got to try a few different things.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:37 PM   #62
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Annoying Food Trends – IMO

DH and I just split an entreé. I don't care if they give us two plates or not. If we don't get two forks, I will hunt another fork down.

This also means we split a salad and veg. Dessert too if it's included.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:37 PM   #63
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I've seen a few restaurants that do that, and I think it's a great idea. For Dad's Day last weekend, my daughter took me to a place called "Lake & Irving." Most of the entrees they serve are also available in what they called "small plate" portions. Because they offered that option, we both ordered smaller entrees and ended up splitting another appetizer item. As a result, we got to try a few different things.
Exactly Steve!
In Hawaii, you can go to many places and order multiple "family style" smaller sized dishes and we all share at the table... rarely was there anything left on the table to get a to-go box for.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:41 PM   #64
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Many times when I go out on business dinners, the others prefer a steak house. Being a vegetarian, you'd think my options were limited, but many offer a sampler of all the sides ( sautéed spinach, roasted potatoes, grilled asparagus, crazy big onion rings, marinated mushrooms, truffle mac and cheese .....) These were some of the best dinners out Ive ever had. I love a sample of many things.
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:36 AM   #65
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I never peal potatoes. I think the skin is the best part! My favorite part of a baked potato is the skin.
Me too. But not when the potato is boiled.
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:18 AM   #66
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I've seen a few restaurants that do that, and I think it's a great idea. For Dad's Day last weekend, my daughter took me to a place called "Lake & Irving." Most of the entrees they serve are also available in what they called "small plate" portions. Because they offered that option, we both ordered smaller entrees and ended up splitting another appetizer item. As a result, we got to try a few different things.
Oh my gosh Steve, what a great menu!
Kalua Pig, Furikake Chicken and shoyu what was that again?
and the prices are very nice!
Maybe we live in the wrongest part of the country!
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:24 AM   #67
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As for potato skins, at my house when I was growing up (and really up until today), my Mom and sister and I all fought over baked potato skins after eating the innards.
"Aw you don't want that ugly skin, now do ya? Give it here."
Loads of butter, salt and pepper, maybe some freshly snipped chives and EAT!
Hmmm, makes me think that maybe I need to do some bakers.
The skins of pretty much any veg has ALL of the nutrients!
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:25 AM   #68
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I always peel my large potatoes, although when I have twice baked potatoes, occasionally I'll take the scooped out potato skins and deep fat fry those and then fill them with hamburger, bacon, and cheese with a little sour cream on top. That's kind of messy, so I don't do that often.

The only time I don't peel potatoes is when I get small potatoes and make salt potatoes. Because the potatoes are so small, I just dip them in butter and eat them whole.
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:47 PM   #69
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As for potato skins, at my house when I was growing up (and really up until today), my Mom and sister and I all fought over baked potato skins after eating the innards.
"Aw you don't want that ugly skin, now do ya? Give it here."
Loads of butter, salt and pepper, maybe some freshly snipped chives and EAT!
Hmmm, makes me think that maybe I need to do some bakers.
The skins of pretty much any veg has ALL of the nutrients!
I don't order baked potatoes when in a restaurant. More than likely they have been wrapped in foil. That makes them steamed, not baked. I want a real crispy skin that was lightly rubbed with oil, a few holes poked in it and baked as is.

Yeah, pile those baked skins on my plate please. I will sometime order baked tater skins as an appetizer.
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:52 PM   #70
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The only annoying food trend that I can name is the fried egg put atop anything and everything

Not sure if they do that anymore, but it comes from old French tradition. I take it chefs here want to be all fancy. I don't mind on burger, but not anything else please.


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