When it comes to language, the word “best” is often subjective.
What makes something the “best” when compared to everything else around it? Is your dad deserving of that “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug when compared to someone else’s father? While likely, there is a slim chance that somewhere in the world is a different parent who actually IS the World’s Best Dad.
But some bars and restaurants have figured out a way to make it happen, and make a ton of money doing it. Whether they happen to be in the right place at the right time, or whether they’re a destination unto themselves, these TOP RESTAURANTS IN THE COUNTRY have proven that where there’s a will, there’s a way to make some dough in the food business.
College students are notoriously cheap. They’re already living in expensive (for them) housing, likely with three or more roommates, and they’re doing everything they can to minimize their living costs. Pizza, while tasty, isn’t good for you health-wise.
Eating out at a restaurant — even at a fast food restaurant — can be frustrating at times.
Ever have this conversation at work or with your friends/family?
“So, you want to go out for lunch?”
“Okay, then where do you want to go?”
Look – you’re the one who said “let’s go out”, so why not try to have an idea or two in your head about some place to head out to? Why do you always leave the suggesting up to one person who may not have wanted to decide themselves anyway?
Ordering dessert at a restaurant is sometimes a fool’s errand.
$6 for a scoop of ice cream that you can buy by the carton at the supermarket for $4? A “molten lava cake”? They’re not that hard to make if the contestants on FOOD NETWORK’S WORST COOKS IN AMERICA can make one.
So it’s no wonder that restaurant desserts have some of the highest markup of almost anything on the menu. And no wonder why many restaurants think nothing of serving up a giant slice of chocolate cake for free on your birthday.
People often don’t complain about a dirty restaurant.
“I’ll bet that our kitchen at home is dirtier than a restaurant kitchen is, so why worry about it?” is a oft-cited statement. And while that may be true, you’re at least aware of what is or isn’t dirty and take steps to recitify that before you dine.
If you didn’t care about this cleanliness perception, then why do you bother to clean your house before guests arrive? Why polish the silver or wipe down the haze from the glassware?
Exactly – you really are concerned about whether your home kitchen is clean, you just don’t want to admit it.
If there’s one thing that you should make note of, it’s the FOOD SAFETY INSPECTION notices that are posted in your local restaurants.
There are only two reasons why an Inspection Score is not posted: the manager forgot to do so, or the score is embarrassing to the owner/manager.
The former is seldom likely to happen, as not having the score posted itself is a violation to be noted on the next review. The latter is more the case. Some locations do everything they can to hide a low score from being visible to the inquiring public, from placing it far away behind a counter – visible, but not readable; to placing it behind other paperwork on the wall – also visible, but obscured.
We do know of one fast-food chain location that was so proud of their “100 out of 100” score that they made a 2′ x 3′ poster of the inspection and placed it at the front door. No hiding from that.
People love to eat. When you hear about where people went on a vacation, the first question after “where did you go?” is “what did you eat while you were there?”
There’s a reason that Las Vegas has become a foodie destination for both chefs looking to make a name for themselves as well as gastro-fans who love to tweet out pictures of their dinner to their followers.
Nobody likes to go to a bar or nightclub that’s empty. Chances are, it’s empty for a reason.
And it’s likely to close soon.
There’s a reason that most nightclubs and bars operate on a cash-only basis – they may not be around long enough to warrant opening a credit card processing account with their bank. If they even have a bank at all.