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    It's funny you'd post this, it's something I'd never consider. I cannot recall the last time I went out to eat and had proper spaghetti. I always make it at home and I'm very picky about how I go about it, it's always a hit with people. The last mass family gathering we had I made up a huge batch (and and without mushrooms) and it went over great. One thing of note, I go heavy on the Italian sausage...it make the meal hearty.

    ...oh and one last thing, what's all this shit about reheating garlic bread? No freaking way...you eat it fresh or it goes in the trash.


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    Would never go back to eating this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Wasabi View Post
    Have you heard of Society of the Spectacle? I'm sure that you can find it in China as it is in line with party philosophy.

    The observation it posits is that people value things at the price you tell them it is worth (and they value each other based on perceived material worth). If I tell people in America that Damien Hirst's sculpture is worth $200 million, they will likely think it looks amazing. Ai Weiwei's work is gimmicky, but because it's so expensive, people speak about his work with an air of reverence.

    For $5, you can go to Chipotle and menu-hack for 2 sides of chicken and be better off, from a financial and health standpoint, than going to Mortons (just a common example; I don't go to mortons) and ordering their food. The main reason to go to expensive places is curiosity and being married forces value compromises.
    I agree...diminishing returns really comes into play with expensive foods. I've spent more than a few hundred on a meal for two a few times, and was never blown away by it. We haven't done that in well over a decade now.

    Some of the best meals I have had were at more down to earth places where dinner for two with no booze won't set you back much more than $45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokehouse View Post
    I agree...diminishing returns really comes into play with expensive foods. I've spent more than a few hundred on a meal for two a few times, and was never blown away by it. We haven't done that in well over a decade now.

    Some of the best meals I have had were at more down to earth places where dinner for two with no booze won't set you back much more than $45.
    Booze is a racket in restaurants.

    Tipping on booze should be 10%, but bundling it into the main check, people blindly tip 22% usually when they think they are just going 20%. Seriously. Many restaurants arrange the "tipping advice" at the bottom such that it includes local taxes in the subtotal. Your tip should only be on the non-tax subtotal. In more appropriate is to factor alcohol separate. I have been calculating this since I was a kid, so for me it's second nature, but to friends it looks like rainman stuff.
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    On a side note:

    I always wondered at work why the parmesan cheese tasted so shitty, almost like what I would imagine sawdust to taste like.

    That's because cheap parmesan cheese does have sawdust in it.

    Now I only buy blocks and grate it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneSage View Post
    I don't think you've been to enough 100 dollar per person restaurants to make that call.
    And you have?

    On point tho, the best shit around is well hidden and cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terry.330 View Post
    And you have?

    On point tho, the best shit around is well hidden and cheap.
    Dirty filthy run down places where English is their second (third?) language and no one looks like you. Just look for that and you'll find great food or end up in hospital.



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    Quote Originally Posted by terry.330 View Post
    You bet you're bippy. I pity the fool that puts a pot pie in the microwave.
    I agree that pot pies are better in the oven, but they actually cook pretty good in a microwave these days too, the crust browns and everything--it's magic!
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