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Date.... ordering seafood?

Order what you normally would.

2 days ago
Janet from Richmond in General Topics

Shady business practice?

I have had $2 in my wallet for months. I don't pay for parking and only use valet if out for the night with my husband (who does carry cash). Cash only restaurants aren't typical around here.

Mar 07, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food

Chipotle

They are good. It is what I generally get if I am not getting a bowl.

Mar 07, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Chains

Chipotle

The Chipotle I frequent here in Richmond, VA has fresh corn tortillas.

Mar 06, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Chains

Shady business practice?

I don't carry cash. If I have $10 with me, that is a lot.

As a merchant we don't offer discount for cash. It doesn't set well with me.

And my response was in regard to your comment about the woman using her debit card (I don't get the appeal of debit cards at all, but that is another post for another day) at Dunkin' Donuts.

Mar 06, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food

Shady business practice?

I put everything possible on my credit card. Love that cash back.

Mar 05, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food

Dutch & Co. or Heritage for Solo Diner [Richmond]?

Dutch cannot hold a candle to Heritage. We had one of the worst meals ever (at any price point) at Dutch in December and the menu is terrible as well.

Aside from the propaganda machine in the media that promotes certain chefs and restaurateurs as their "darlings", I don't get the accolades for Dutch.

Feb 20, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic

Top Chef: where are they now (ongoing)

I am here!! I am excited about this. The building he is going into is owned by a friend from high school. I will report back when he opens!

Feb 19, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Food Media & News
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Paying with credit card: Should I tip in cash?

We put everything possible on our credit cards. Love that $$$$ back.

Feb 12, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food
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Paying with credit card: Should I tip in cash?

I will see your devil's advocate and raise you. We get cash pack and pay off our balances every month. Between my husband and me, we get $2000+/year cash back and pay no interest.

Feb 11, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food
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Paying with credit card: Should I tip in cash?

I have no issue with servers waiting until their pay period for their $$$ or paying taxes on their income. That is what the majority of people have to do regardless of their occupation.

Feb 11, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food
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Paying with credit card: Should I tip in cash?

I put everything on the credit card. I carry virtually no cash.

Feb 11, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food
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What is your style of entertaining?

Informal...usually centered around a sporting even on TV. Generally something like ribs, mac & cheese, green beans...group friendly food where people make their plates in the kitchen and sit wherever their heart desires.

Feb 10, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food

Top Chef NOLA - Ep. #17/Finale Part 2 - 02/05/14 (Spoilers)

We got a whole house generator in 2010 and it is wonderful.

Feb 08, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Food Media & News

Dutch & Co. or Heritage for Solo Diner [Richmond]?

The menu is constantly changing, but have had wonderful short ribs and gnocchi. Let the bartender guide you with cocktails...they have true bartenders, not just people mixing drinks.

Feb 07, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic

Dutch & Co. or Heritage for Solo Diner [Richmond]?

Heritage, hands down. Not even close.

Dutch and Co is terribly overrated and has one of the strangest menus I've seen in a very long time and it's not well executed.

Heritage rocks.

Feb 07, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic

Top Chef NOLA - Ep. #17/Finale Part 2 - 02/05/14 (Spoilers)

I am surprised she chose swordfish. Swordfish is such an unappealing fish to me (and I love virtually all seafood) and it looked drab and heavy with all those greens. When I saw that dish, I felt like she lost the competition.

Feb 07, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Food Media & News
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Preferred method of making restaurant reservations?

Open Table
Phone
Restaurant Website

Feb 06, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food

Eating Out Virginia

For Brunch: Millie's Diner
For Greek: Stella's
Comfort food: Comfort
Nice dinner: Acacia
Italian: Edo's Squid
Indian: Anoaka and Lehja

Feb 06, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Mid-Atlantic

Charleston Gift Certificate Conundrum

We had dinner at FIG and it was one of the best meals I've had at any price point in a long time. My husband felt the same way about Macintosh.

Jan 28, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Southeast
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Jersey Mike's -- Yays, Nays, and Best Subs

Yes...by miles

Jan 27, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Chains

Etiquette for your birthday

I understand where you are coming from. Go out for your birthday and enjoy. I think your MIL is well intended and over-sensitive.

Jan 27, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food

Tips and expensive restaurants

Stingy isn't even the right adjective....this goes beyond the pale.

Jan 06, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food
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Dinner contract includes 22% gratuity

I think dickering on 2% (on a thousand dollar tab, we're talking $20) is petty. Either accept or decline.

Jan 06, 2014
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food
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Tips: What determines your tip %?

I start at 20% and go from there. I round up to the nearest "5" or "0" typically. I rarely tip less than 20%...the server needs to be rude in order for that to happen. For a meal (as opposed to a cocktail) I rarely tip less than $5.

Dec 18, 2013
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food
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Anybody serve Turkey for both Thanksgiving AND Christmas?

You are my hero!

Dec 15, 2013
Janet from Richmond in Home Cooking

Anybody serve Turkey for both Thanksgiving AND Christmas?

That's because pork tastes good and turkey tastes like turkey.

Dec 13, 2013
Janet from Richmond in Home Cooking
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Anybody serve Turkey for both Thanksgiving AND Christmas?

Chicken has a different taste and texture from turkey.

Not funny at all.

Dec 13, 2013
Janet from Richmond in Home Cooking
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Anybody serve Turkey for both Thanksgiving AND Christmas?

I did!

Dec 12, 2013
Janet from Richmond in Home Cooking

Do you moderate your drinking around your family?

Nope....I ramp it up.

Dec 12, 2013
Janet from Richmond in Not About Food
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