"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-01-2012, 12:28 PM   #71
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Zhizara's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 12,537
When I lived in Connecticut, your double-double was called light & sweet.
__________________

__________________

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Zhizara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 12:54 PM   #72
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,034
Most places in Boston have a separate line for coffee to go. So you just say, "Small, large, extra large, Regular please." That is with cream and sugar. Small light w/sugar; Small black, no sugar, no cream. You always give the size first and then state; Regular, light or black. I always get Large light (extra cream) with extra sugar.

If you are ordering in a restaurant, just ask for coffee. They bring the cream and sugar separate. And in Boston, there are no free refills. Although some places will put a carafe of coffee on the table. Very few though.
__________________

__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 01:25 PM   #73
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,363
The robots that work at Dunkin Donuts don't listen to your order. When you order a regular coffee, they put in cream and a ton of sugar. I watch them routinely spoon three or four spoonfuls into a cup. That's much too sweet for me so I ask for regular with JUST ONE SUGAR PLEASE. They still spoon in three or four. I got tired of asking them to do it over so now I order coffee with cream only and add sugar after I pay.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 01:40 PM   #74
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,034
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
The robots that work at Dunkin Donuts don't listen to your order. When you order a regular coffee, they put in cream and a ton of sugar. I watch them routinely spoon three or four spoonfuls into a cup. That's much too sweet for me so I ask for regular with JUST ONE SUGAR PLEASE. They still spoon in three or four. I got tired of asking them to do it over so now I order coffee with cream only and add sugar after I pay.
I hear ya! There is a "take out only" Dunkie in the financial district. They have the cups lined up for regular. Cream and sugar are already in them. Ask for a black, and they don't know what to do. Even if you wanted to, you can't add your own sugar. It is a takeout window on the street. There is no inside to go in. Yet the do a land office business in the freezing winter weather. Sorry, I don't want to be standing out on the sidewalk freezing while I order coffee.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 01:51 PM   #75
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
My minor beef is the Starbucks ordering system...Tall? Grande? and what's the last one? Humongous? LOL! Glad I don't work there. Small, medium and large are all my little brain can process.

We joke about the mini Tim's cup. We call it an espresso shot.

My coffee is easy to order...black. Don't mess with it. As they say in Blazing Saddles, "Hot, brown and plenty of it!"
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 03:21 PM   #76
Sous Chef
 
Ken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 725
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alix View Post
. As they say in Blazing Saddles, "Hot, brown and plenty of it!"
That's actually City Slickers.
__________________
"Mmmmmm. Floor pie."
Ken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 03:43 PM   #77
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken View Post
That's actually City Slickers.


What you lurk forever and the only time you post is to correct me???

Just for that dinner is NOT going to be ready when you get home.
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 09:42 PM   #78
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alix View Post


What you lurk forever and the only time you post is to correct me???

Just for that dinner is NOT going to be ready when you get home.


My coffee order, when I order one is: 16 oz, quad shot Brevè, don't steam it, no flavor.

I rarely order coffee anymore, most places only serve brown water or burnt brown water. I'd rather go home and get a good cup of coffee.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 01:53 AM   #79
Cook
 
NZDoug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: French Bay NZ
Posts: 82
This thread is "SWEET AS" as we say in Kiwiland.
A two four in Toronto is a "tray" in NZ.
Burp !
__________________
Like, why not, eh?
NZDoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 02:00 AM   #80
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,732
24 beers (of the same vintage ) is a "case" here.
__________________

__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.