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    Do you still enjoy eating at restaurants

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    I just came from a fake "japanese" restaurant. I can still taste the gasoline (oil I guess) in the back of my throat. Personally I think most of the food in restaurants is gross. But also I think it's a disconnection and disrespect to nature: lots of food gets thrown away, people have no clue what the food truly is, there is no appreciation to the food or where it came from etc.

    Do any of you still voluntary eat at a restaurant? I certainly don't
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    Yes, I love eating at restaurants, as does my wife. That said, we do not do it often, and if we do we make sure to go somewhere with quality food and decent chefs/cooks.

    It sounds like you are eating in the wrong restaurants.


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    But also I think it's a disconnection and disrespect to nature: lots of food gets thrown away, people have no clue what the food truly is, there is no appreciation to the food or where it came from etc.
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    I personally find that between the "damn , my food tastes infinitely better" , "damn, my food is of higher quality" and " damn they use poison" it is very hard for me to eat out.

    i usually only eat at home.

    but there is one sushi place local that i eat at once a quarter
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    Like Canio, I enjoy it, but it's not a thing I do often.

    I figure, before PB, I probably ordered a nice pizza once a week, and with tax, delivery, and tip, it ran about $25/wk. I'd rather use all that money to eat out once a month and go to somewhere that has pride in its product.

    Even if it's not higher end, eateries that state things like, "we still fry in lard," can catch my eye for a try.
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    Yes. But having said that, we go unusually seldom. We did last night, though, for Valentine's Day - hubby found a place near here that actually cooks their own food from scratch, and that seems to be a definitive marker of decent food.

    If they take raw, fresh, single ingredients and make dinner with that, then you are more than halfway to a nice supper. (The other half being using good quality ingredients) My folks are/were in the food service industry and according to them, the overwhelming majority of restaurant food, hospital food, and nursing home food here comes delivered already ready-to-eat, or damn close to it - just reheat or chill, depending. If you shop at Sam's Club, Gordon Food Service, Schwann's home delivery service, and the like, you will know what I mean.

    But those cook-from-scratch places do exist - they are just harder to find. Sorry that is that way in Holland, too.
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    My OH and I don't go out too often as it's too expensive, but we went out the other week and had some lovely salmon, and asked for extra green vegetables instead of the potatoes that originally came with it. Very nice

    We don't have that many nice places round here to eat, unless you drive out for a good 20 minutes, and I much prefer cooking fresh at home so I know what's in the food!
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    Yes. I eat at buffets and assault the fruit table. When you consider the price per and the fact it's all you can eat, it's a pretty good deal. Plus it's seedless fruit.
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    I would rather eat at home because I can cook better than most restaurants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crabbcakes View Post
    Yes. But having said that, we go unusually seldom. We did last night, though, for Valentine's Day - hubby found a place near here that actually cooks their own food from scratch, and that seems to be a definitive marker of decent food.

    If they take raw, fresh, single ingredients and make dinner with that, then you are more than halfway to a nice supper. (The other half being using good quality ingredients) My folks are/were in the food service industry and according to them, the overwhelming majority of restaurant food, hospital food, and nursing home food here comes delivered already ready-to-eat, or damn close to it - just reheat or chill, depending. If you shop at Sam's Club, Gordon Food Service, Schwann's home delivery service, and the like, you will know what I mean.

    But those cook-from-scratch places do exist - they are just harder to find. Sorry that is that way in Holland, too.
    Yes you're actually right. Unfortunately I'm not really in control of where we go. Also whenever I see the bill (€20 per person) I think, damn give that money to me instead of this meager crappy food and I could've bought 2 days of delicious healthy food
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    It's pretty rare that I eat at restaurants now, but I do enjoy it. I think I enjoy the atmosphere and mood of going out to eat at a restaurant more than actually eating the food. Honestly if I could hand the waiter a box of food I had cooked myself and then have them serve it to me I would I know the food at most restaurants isn't the best quality, so I make it a very rare treat. I've been to a restaurant maybe 4 times in the past year, and all were for special occasions like a fundraiser, birthday party etc.

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