Different Styles of Indian Food and Restaurants

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India is the second largest producer of food after China, and is a multi-cuisine country. It is a land of diverse culinary arts with their exclusive features and specialties. North, west, south, east and central parts of India, all have their own exclusive culinary specialties. Indian food presents a range of flavors and specialties as […]

Do you Risk Complaining about your Food – No

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Having worked in the food service industry for most of my working life I believe if there is something wrong with the meal you ordered, you should send back the substandard meal. If something is not up to its advertised standard then you should give the food servers and kitchen staff the opportunity to rectify […]

Dining out on Atkins

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Eating out on the Atkins diet is really quite simple. Unlike other diets, in which you need to count points or figure out portion sizes, Atkins allows you to eat unlimited quantities of items that are “free” on the diet plan. The first time you dine out may be a little intimidating, but once you […]

A Guide to Ordering Sushi

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Sushi has gone mainstream. According to the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, there are over 20,000 restaurants serving sushi outside Japan, over 10,000 of them in North America. Sushi restaurants offering a sophisticated variety of sushi can even be found in the American heartland, once the exclusive domain of potatoes and steaks. Many […]

Tips for Wine Glass Pairings

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Before a fine wine passes the lips and intrigues the palate, the seduction begins with the pour. Anticipation stirs with the pop of the cork and the sound of the splash in the glass. The eyes succumb to the color that provides a clue to the grapes used and the vintage. The alluring swirl hints […]

Tips for Selecting the right Wine Glasses for different Types of Wine

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When selecting the right wine glasses for different types of wine, it’s important to understand why wine glasses differ. The purpose of a wine glass is not just to contain the wine. It is also meant to display the color and texture of the wine in a pleasing way, to help you keep the wine […]

Great Restaurants in El Paso Part 1

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El Paso, Texas – the Sun City – is known for its food, and, obviously, it’s a city known for its Mexican food.  If you’re planning on visiting El Paso or moving to the city, here are some of the places you should try, in no particular order: Carlos & Mickey’s is a Mexican restaurant […]

The best way to Complain to the Kitchen

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Before we get started, it should be made clear that, in most restaurants, it is impossible to complain to the kitchen. Your only option is to get a complaint to the kitchen. Kitchen staff is typically not trained to deal with customers. Therefore, managers prefer not to have them interact with customers, especially regarding a […]

Should Cell Phones be Banned in Restaurants – Yes

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Should cellular phones be banned in restaurants? Perhaps this is an individual preference, yet the question still raises a matter of manners. What is the protocol for politeness, when it comes to cellular phone usage in a restaurant? Cell phones in fast food restaurants Fast food restaurants are specifically designed for efficient eating. These eateries […]

Are you asking for Trouble if you Send your Food Back in a Restaurant – No

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Had there been an “it depends” choice for voting, it would likely have been the winner of this round. Sending food back to the kitchen in a restaurant probably isn’t going to be a major issue if one decides to put aggravation aside and exercise a bit of common courtesy. Unless the meal is being […]