$32 - The Winner Is...
Are you even eligible to win? You don't even live here. Is there a SOBA in Baker City?
Congratulations Whitey, you were $0.99 off and now are entitled to a half full punch card to SOBA. This meal was $32 even, as a special menu item at Zydeco.
I'll post the full review of the meal soon but for now I'll just say that this steak was delicious. I didn't know the price of this meal until the bill arrived and I was actually in shock when I saw the bill. I just wasn't expecting it to be in the 30's. I doubt I would have ordered the steak as I can grill a mean steak myself. So I question if I would have thought highly of this steak if I knew how much it was costing me.
I still wish I knew the price of specials, not just at Zydeco but at any place that offers specials. What's the protocol for asking for the price of a special menu item when the server verbally announces them vs a printed off sheet added to the menu? If I ask what the cost is, will the server think I'm cheap and in turn assume a light tip and in turn provide less than adequate service?
Not that I personally care but what about the people around me. I may not dress as nice as they do or drive a fancy car but my money is just as good as theirs and I worked hard for it. But when I question the price on a special menu item, do they sigh or make me feel uncomfortable in anyway? I am just trying to bring up the idea that some people might not be comfortable asking what an item costs and doesn't seem to be something people do. At least I don't, or haven't yet.
I think the next time I'm at a restaurant and the wait person informs me of the specials, I'm going to see what the reaction is when I ask what the price is.
Man, I've been watching Deadliest Catch while writing this and just realized I've written way too much on the subject. Thank you all that participated in the first ever "How much was my dinner" contest. Next contest will be to help me come up with a better name for contests. Oh and maybe Jake will share his skills in prize collecting so I can offer something more enticing next time.
Hope you have a great day!