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Discussion in 'The Harvest: Recipes, Canning, Preserving' started by Nyboy, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Apr 16, 2018
    canesisters

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    I can't imagine... I'm not sure that I would pay that for dinner and a show - and it better be a GOOD dinner..
    Of course, little'ol Dinwiddie has a vastly different 'cost of living' than NY, but WOW..
    Around here, if a restaurant gets a reputation for small portions and high prices, it won't be around for very long.
     
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    flowerbug

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    i'm pretty sure a large part of that is cultural...

    european cuisine for upper classes would be based upon the fact that people don't have to work quite so hard as those in less settled places (or the peasant/serf classes).

    i couldn't survive on light eating all summer, during the winter i need to eat pretty light unless there's a lot of snow to shovel.
     
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    baymule

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    You should have brought her to MY house! We serve lamb, pork, grass fed beef, fresh chicken, a variety of vegetables and you durn sure wouldn't have left hungry. AND y'all could have stayed for breakfast! LOL LOL LOL
     
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    ninnymary

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    The part I mind is the going home hungry. But I bet that bill had a pricey bottle of wine. ;) Even a couple of glasses of house wine will rack up your bill. When we're on a budget, I'll skip the glass of wine and I tell my husband he can have only 1. :p

    Mary
     
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    Nyboy

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    Mary what I never saw before, when the waiter opened the next table wine he mentioned it was $500 a bottle.
     
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    Ridgerunner

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    I can kind of tell the difference in a $5 bottle of wine and a $10 bottle. I can usually tell a difference in a $15 bottle. But once it gets above that any increase in quality is just not worth it, if even noticeable.

    I understand the difference in liquor store pricing and restaurant pricing. They have to make a profit and alcohol is usually a good moneymaker. The pricing I'm talking about above is liquor store pricing. If I have an adult beverage in a restaurant it is almost certainly going to be a beer. And not an exotic beer at that.
     
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    ninnymary

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    We went wine tasting a couple weeks ago to several high end wineries. I couldn't believe wine tasting fee was $75 and thats per person! We had been invited by the wineries so ours were comped. The wine I liked was $225 a bottle. Needless to say we came home with nothing.

    Mary
     
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    When I read your first post, NyBoy, my thoughts were that this might involve night driving and I'd better already know the route.

    I am learning why breakfast "out" is popular with olde people. #1 it's cheap. #2 it's during daylight hours

    ;) Steve
     
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    ninnymary

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    That's partly why we go out to breakfast. We just like to start our Saturday or Sunday that way. Even though it's a cheap easy meal to prepare at home, I like the fact that I don't have to clean up. My husband and I are seldom going out to dinner now. We are starting to do lunch instead. Lunch is cheaper than dinner and I'm not hankering to get into my jammies that time of day! :p

    Mary
     
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    Nyboy

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    Brunch it even has its own cocktails
     

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