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On Servers Forgetting Orders

Well, for me it's happened more times than I can count-- truly. And I don't have any food allergies or restrictions of any kind, so I can only imagine what SeitansMinion's dining out experiences are like. I would never tell anyone how to do their job, but a suggestion or a plea can't do any harm, can it?
And beevod, do people really forget what they order that often? I guess I'm too much of a foodie to forget!

Feb 26, 2010
Dessert Oasis in Features

On Servers Forgetting Orders

This one of my biggest pet peeves. I eat out 2-3 times per week, and I can't express how often servers don't write down the order, then come back to "double-check” it or later screw it up in some way. While enjoying an evening out with friends, there are a certain number of times I expect servers to stop by, such as when they are taking orders, asking if the food is alright, etc., but I really dislike when they interrupt my table again because they didn't write the order down. Servers should be as unobtrusive as possible, and customers, in turn, shouldn’t bother them. But I can’t help that I have to flag them down for the water, extra hot sauce, side of bacon, or whatever they’ve inevitably forgotten. This seriously happens so often, that when I don't see the waiter with a writing pad, I just shake my head, knowing that I'll see him/her again in a few minutes. Waiters: you're totally awesome and we love for all the crazy hard work that you do, but please write orders down. I beg you!

Feb 24, 2010
Dessert Oasis in Features

Triple Malt Chocolate Cake

I made this recipe w/ Horlick's malted milk powder. And I used 1/2 the butter, and an extra 1/2 cup powdered sugar for the frosting. It was so easy to make, and it was perfectly superb. I made it for my boyfriend's birthday party, and everyone raved about it. I'll be making it again for my Dad's birthday. Thanks so much, Chowhound, for a magnificent and interesting cake recipe!

May 14, 2009
Dessert Oasis in Recipes

Best West African?

"Time Out New York" just did a one-pager on Ghana: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/articl...
Also, if you don't want to go up to the Bronx, there's a delicious restaurant that has foods from the Ivory Coast and Guinea (not countries you mentioned, but definitely West African). It's called Akwaba: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/3/20678/r...

Mar 16, 2009
Dessert Oasis in Manhattan

Submarine Sandwich

City Subs (http://www.chow.com/places/22411) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. This shop is apparently owned by a former sushi chef who makes his subs with the same care as one would use for sushi. He uses the freshest, most flavorful ingredients and is very thoughtful about keeping things that should remain cold (lettuce, tomatoes, etc.) away from things that should remain warm and toasty (bread, cheese, pastrami, etc.) until the last minute. Everything is remarkably clean, too. Best subs ever!

Mar 16, 2009
Dessert Oasis in Manhattan

Pain au chocolat

I'm always very happy with the giant stripe of chocolate found in the pains au chocolate at Tisserie in Union Square: www.tisserie.com
It's a Venezuelan bakery. Just ask them to heat one up for you, and grab some coffee while you're at it-- mmmmmm...

Whoops... I was just looking around at some other posts, and apparently Tisserie has closed and/or is moving to SOHO! I heard La Petit Belge is good-- not sure about the pains au chocolat, though. Sorry!

Mar 16, 2009
Dessert Oasis in Manhattan

Dessert spot and/or bakery in Woodside, near Sripraphai

I'm going with a large group to Sripraphai next week, and I've been scouring the Board for a place to go afterwards for dessert, be it a bakery, cafe, etc. Ideally, it'd be a place no more than about a 15min walk away. Any ideas would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Mar 03, 2009
Dessert Oasis in Outer Boroughs

Best place to watch the U.S. Open Tennis in Manhattan or Brooklyn

Oh, how wonderful! I haven't had my Shake Shack fix yet this summer, so this'll be perfect. Thanks so much!

Aug 26, 2008
Dessert Oasis in Manhattan

Best place to watch the U.S. Open Tennis in Manhattan or Brooklyn

I don't have cable (gasp!), and I've got an out-of-town visitor coming who's really into the U.S. Open. Do you know of any bars in Manhattan or Brooklyn that show the Open? I understand it's on USA. Thanks!

Aug 25, 2008
Dessert Oasis in Manhattan