Do you have "Entree Envy"?
i was listening to a commercial on the radio, and they mentioned something called entree envy.
entree envy is when you are dining out with someone, or a group, you always end up wanting what other's have ordered when the plates are brought to your table.
even if you have closely scrutinized the menu, asked the waiter dozens of questions, and have ordered your favourite-of-all-time dish, you still wish you'd ordered someone else's meal.
i thought this was a pretty funny concept, having experienced it many times. it was a running joke between my wife and i, see-sawing back and forth who had entree envy each time we ate out. for the longest time, i had the better meal, but more recently, dw has gotten the better deal.
i've thought about why this happens, but there seems to be no hard and fast logic to go by. it must be more of a psycological thing.
i usually try to order something based on what i think the restaurant would be able to do well; what i think would be fresh, or why they have certain specials (are they trying to get rid of a major ingredient because they have to, or is it really a special offering from the chef?). dw usually just orders what she likes, what looks tasty, without all of my heine-retentive analysis.
for the most part, we break even with the envy.
so, do you or have you known someone who suffers from entree envy?
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