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#1751 ktmoomau

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:24 PM

Wow that took it to a whole new level of weirdness.  Do you think they told the server that?  I wonder what type of dish it is, dessert, or like spaghetti?  I don't want to know, oh but I do, oh no no no I don't.  In my professional line of work I come across a lot of weird stuff, that one, nope can't say I have ever heard that one.


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:29 PM

Are there any other inquiring minds out there who want to a little more about this?  And are slightly frightened of finding out?

 

It was the "intimately" that did it for me.  It's not that odd for people to order an extra dish to take home.  They know they won't have time to make lunch/dinner the next day or something, or they're going to be up all night working.   That's not what this seemed to be. The wording was interesting.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:53 PM

It was the "intimately" that did it for me.  It's not that odd for people to order an extra dish to take home.  They know they won't have time to make lunch/dinner the next day or something, or they're going to be up all night working.   That's not what this seemed to be. The wording was interesting.

 

I haven’t read this yet, but I often over-order, knowing what I’ll be having for lunch the next day (or, depending on how much I have to drink, what I’ll be having at 1 AM). ;)


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:18 PM

I've been googling but I can't find a restaurant that offers a raw cucumber covered in whipped cream as an entree. 


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:58 PM

I've been googling but I can't find a restaurant that offers a raw cucumber covered in whipped cream as an entree. 

 

try it with yogurt instead. ;)


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:19 PM

nevermind, the techies at wapo just suck



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:22 PM

Maybe I'm just in a junior-high frame of mind, but I'm not sure which made me snigger more in this morning's chat: the person who was excited that their "top" was taking them to dinner at Rasika, or Tom announcing, "My computer went down on me twice!" Or maybe editing a deadly dull manuscript just makes me more susceptible to innuendo.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

Did you see the nastygram someone sent into his chat yesterday, March 26?

 

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Time for someone new
Isnt the Wp giving early outs? If so why dont you take one so subscribers and readers can enjoy someone new. Someone who isnt so prissy and pretentious and has a clue about food. Its time for you to start checking out assisted living communities.
 
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Tom Sietsema :

Have a nice day!

– March 26, 2014 11:18 AM
 
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

I saw that too and wondered why he even bothered posting it. 

 

And talk about a pointless complaint.  I would have liked to see examples of how he is prissy, prententious and has no clue about food.   Instead he basically said "you're old and you suck".



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:39 PM

I saw that too and wondered why he even bothered posting it. 

 

And talk about a pointless complaint.  I would have liked to see examples of how he is prissy, prententious and has no clue about food.   Instead he basically said "you're old and you suck".

 

I think he posts this stuff to show people what kind of crap he has to put up with generally.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:28 PM

I think he posts this stuff to show people what kind of crap he has to put up with generally.

 

You are probably right. Compare the comments section of the NYT (thoughtful, insightful) for any story to that of the WaPo (hillbilly cage match).


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 01:04 PM

You are probably right. Compare the comments section of the NYT (thoughtful, insightful) for any story to that of the WaPo (hillbilly cage match).

 

You're insulting hillbillies with that comparison. Most of the ones I know also know not to get into the WaPo comments section (or, at least, most of them - the weather gang and Carolyn Hax comments seem pretty okay.)


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:45 AM

Tom, please find another word to describe fish than "silken," especially when referring to the black cod at Rasika. I think that word always accompanies that dish.



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Posted 06 May 2015 - 10:07 AM

He just posted this, and I almost died.   :)

 

Hello Tom. I am a reasonably attractive female (so I am told) who dines alone in The District fairly often because of my schedule. I went to what I would consider my favorite restaurant one night last week and the food was tremendous as usual, but a new waiter just about spoiled my evening. Have you ever encountered a situation where your server was so intrusive he/she tried to be the focus of the meal instead of the food? Thankfully, his actual service was top notch, but I was constantly battered with jokes and attempts at humor. Maybe he was just trying to pick me up, but one time, after a silly play on words he even gave me a rimjob - like that would make me get the joke and laugh for once! Should the restaurant know about this kind of behavior? I am sure I will return because it's a great place, but I will definitely make sure I am not seated in "Servando's" section. Love your chats!

 
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RimSHOT, honey. When someone tells a joke and pretends to hit a drum, it's called a rimshot.

But I digress.

Did you try the old airplane trick and bury yourself in a book or on your smart phone to send a message you didn't want to interact beyond a sentence or two?


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 03:29 PM

I definitely think she should report the attempted rimjob to management!

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 03:33 PM

A rimjob would make ME laugh.



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Posted 06 May 2015 - 03:45 PM

Maybe she should peruse urban dictionary while eating would provide two benefits, but apparently she gets some pretty good benefits while dining already.  


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 04:29 PM

What do you tip for that?



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Posted 06 May 2015 - 04:40 PM

I dislike brown-nosing waiters, but that really takes it too far.

What do you tip for that?


Um, I think she's the one who got the tip.
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Posted 20 May 2015 - 12:46 PM

I loved this response from Tom this week when someone was complaining about his spring dinning guide.  It was part of a thread in which a couple different posters asked questions about the guide and the star system.  I guess he reached a breaking point.

Q: Rating System

At the prices the places in your dining guide charge, I'm not interested in a restaurant that is simply "good." And Volt is a bit far afield for someone who lives in the city and has no car.

A: Tom Sietsema

Then read another critic.

— May 20, 2015 11:55 EDT


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Posted 20 May 2015 - 06:59 PM

I loved this response from Tom this week when someone was complaining about his spring dinning guide.  It was part of a thread in which a couple different posters asked questions about the guide and the star system.  I guess he reached a breaking point.

Q: Rating System

At the prices the places in your dining guide charge, I'm not interested in a restaurant that is simply "good." And Volt is a bit far afield for someone who lives in the city and has no car.

A: Tom Sietsema

Then read another critic.

— May 20, 2015 11:55 EDT

 

 

Which was an incorrect answer. The correct answer would have been "Then you should read donrockwell.com".


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