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When you have dinner at a new restaurant, do you order something that you are familiar with or try something different?

Dawgismygawd 6 Mar 27

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Different every time. I had the goat at a nice Mexican restaurant in San Antonio last year. It was really good. I travel constantly so I'm always trying something new.

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Something familiar - food allergies. Not the way I want to go out. lol

Otherwise I'd try new things.

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Usually order the familiar - typically seafood.

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Several years ago I was attending a study session in DC and we tried a different ethnic restaurant every night. I loved it. I tried things I will never have the the opportunity to try again. You only live once and my employer was footing the bill.

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I usually order what I would not normally make at home.
I have an "adventurous palate", but I draw the line at offal. 🙂

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If it's a restaurant I've never been to, I usually try something safe that I know I like, that way I get a feel of how the quality of their food is. If it ends up working out, then the next time I go there I tend to try new things I've never had.

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I was a chef for almost 16 years so always something new

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Good question. I have two modes of ordering. The first is ordering what I call "restaurant food" - that is, food I am unlikely to make at home. I can make a damn good spaghetti bolognaise at home, so why order it when I am out? As opposed to blue swimmer crab, which I can't do at home. The second is the classic test - a meal I've ordered in so many restuarants that I know my benchmarks. My best example of that is massamum beef curry in Thai restaurants. That and larb. It is by those that I know if the Thai is any good. (Sidebar comment - the second best Thai I've ever had was in Bangkok. The best? In Copenhagen. Crazy, I know, but there it is.)

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Depends either or, usually I don’t order fish at a place I don’t know it’s standard

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I don't try new things really at all

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We are vegetarian. But we always ask the staff what they are most proud of. We tend to try what they think they do well. We usually aren't disappointed.

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Depends. If something is on the menu with inteeresting ingredients or an interesting combination of ingredients, I would be tempted to try it.

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If it is new restaurant, everything is new or a fresh spin on what you have had before.

That being said, sometimes I will order something I know, or will mix it up if I am bored.

JK666 Level 7 Mar 27, 2018
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Not usually .. I generally stick with what I know I like ... I'm not very adventurous when it comes to food

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I avoid eating at restaurants since they tend to add chemicals like MSG, to the food, make you tip the waiter instead of paying him a living wage, and I have no idea what's really organic or not.

Whole Foods used to have an organic food bar where you paid by the ounce.

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I look to see what is in it for something new and if it sounds good I will order it.

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Usually, I will study their menu on line first, as a professional chef it is tough for me to try new places, dishes....first cause there isn't much I haven't made ot eaten, second if it is bad, I'll usually just eat it, if it is really bad, I send it back.

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I usually try something that I like to cook and if they do it better I will go back to try somethig different.

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new restaurant-new food. will go to known restaurants for familiar favorites

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Because i a lagally blind, and dot' want to have todeal with the meny, I usually order the same things.

However, I do like to try new places and try new things, especially if I am out of town.

I especially liek to try the local or different craft beers wherever I am at.

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I ask for a recommendation in each menu category. Sometimes I take the recommendation.

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Depends. I usually research new restaurant adventures. Unless it's a diner or something cheap like that, then I almost always get a hamburger and fries. It's one of the few places I will induldge myself and order fries.

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In between. I'm not all that adventurous, but if I like the ingredients, individually, I'll try something new.

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I always order whatever I feel like eating

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These days because of stomach problems I try to stick to tp I know what won't bother my stomach. Noemally tho, adventurous

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