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#631 Sneakeater

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 05:51 PM

Conversely, last night I went to a Vietnamese restaurant with a vegan date.  I wasn't interested in what she was ordering, and she wouldn't eat what I was ordering. 

 

So we didn't share. 

 

And each ended up ordering way too much.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 08:37 PM

My last vegan date was at Buddha Bodai, whose gluten bogus meats/shellfish, with juicy shrooms and springy noodles, made for fine Cantonese-American sharing. 

 

Her love of Tibetan culture via its local flavor of Buddhism ignores how little veg there is in that mountainous cuisine. So I never dreamed of suggesting a NYC Tibetan or Nepalese restaurant. Sheep and yaks are too big to not share.



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 08:40 PM

Conversely, last night I went to a Vietnamese restaurant with a vegan date.  I wasn't interested in what she was ordering, and she wouldn't eat what I was ordering. 

 

So we didn't share. 

 

And each ended up ordering way too much.

 

how does that work without fish sauce? 


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 08:57 PM

lemongrass hold the chicken


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 09:01 PM

lemongrass hold the chicken


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 09:06 PM

 

Conversely, last night I went to a Vietnamese restaurant with a vegan date.  I wasn't interested in what she was ordering, and she wouldn't eat what I was ordering. 

 

So we didn't share. 

 

And each ended up ordering way too much.

 

how does that work without fish sauce? 

 

 

This is Brooklyn.

 

And I didn't ask.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 09:32 PM

we eat out in mid-sized groups a fair bit: groups of 4-8. when in restaurants whose food makes sense to share we do large group orders and share (with multiple orders based on guidance from servers). when not, we don't. this doesn't seem like such a complicated issue.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:00 PM

It’s complicated by the growing expectation of sharing where it’s not appropriate to do so. It’s not confined to New York, although it would be nice to think it isn’t universal.

Chicago acquaintance in an obvious fine dining context, “Let’s get some apps for the table.”

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:17 PM

Right.  It's complicated when you go to a place like Frenchette (or, God forbid, Le Coucou) (no, that hasn't happened to me yet) with a group of four or six and everyone wants to share, and they all look at you like some kind of eccentric grouch when you say that they can but you won't.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:24 PM

Right.  It's complicated when you go to a place like Frenchette (or, God forbid, Le Coucou) (no, that hasn't happened to me yet) with a group of four or six and everyone wants to share, and they all look at you like some kind of eccentric grouch when you say that they can but you won't.

 

i will say that at places like that in the twin cities (spoon and stable, for example) where we order individual starters/mains/desserts we do often take small bites/tastes from each other's plates. barbaric, i know.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:25 PM

That's different.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:26 PM

I'm talking about insisting on ordering everything for the table.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:30 PM

Right.  It's complicated when you go to a place like Frenchette (or, God forbid, Le Coucou) (no, that hasn't happened to me yet) with a group of four or six and everyone wants to share, and they all look at you like some kind of eccentric grouch when you say that they can but you won't.

 


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