It is a big job, but someone has to do it, and it might as well be me. I really enjoy it when a friend says to me, “have you tried that certain restaurant?” I respond that I have not had the pleasure, then they go on to tell me what they had to eat when they were there, and how delicious it was. I am not a food critic or anything like that, but I do like to try new things, and food is one of them.
Within a very short time, you will find me at that restaurant, trying the very thing that my friend recommended, and most of the time, I have to agree with them. Everyone’s taste buds are different, so not all establishments would be on my favorite list, but when I find one that does a fantastic job, I have to tell everyone.
Not only do I enjoy being fed good fare, but I also like it when the waitress/waiter accommodates your every wish with a lovely smile. They always get a good tip, and I know that is one if the reasons they are so pleasant, but I have had some who do not get a tip, but I will explain why they don’t. It doesn’t help them if you will not explain this to them. Hopefully they will improve when waiting on the next person.
When I go on vacation, especially the ones that I drive, I will go in the little shops and ask the clerk where their favorite place is to eat, and not too expensive. They will tell you that they just had lunch there or were just going. You are shown the very best places, one where all the locals dine. I have yet to be disappointed by using this method when traveling. People are always so happy to help you, and you will be amazed by the out-of-the-way places you will find doing it this way.
Most of these places will not be advertised in the paper, or do they have to send fliers out to the different homes, as everyone in that neighborhood will already know about them. Their advertising is done by word-of-mouth, and that is the best and also the cheapest way, by far. As long as their food is good, they will always have a huge clientele waiting to get in the door, and these places will not take reservations. You just have to turn up, and most likely have to wait in line.
My grandmother used to tell me, that if she was in a restaurant, she would always check out the washroom and if it was not clean, she would not stay there. I have done the same thing, and have left a few places too. I think they could take the time to clean up everywhere, and if the washroom is not too well kept, then what does their kitchen look like!
I hope you will take some of these tips on shopping for your own favorite place to eat, and “bon appetit”. Then again if food is a bit of a problem for you then go here for some helpful info.