"In the fanciest restaurants, order what sounds least appetizing."

Frugal economist Tyler Cowen, revealing one of his six rules for dining out.

“The logic is simple,” he explains. “At a fancy restaurant, the menu is well thought-out. The kitchen’s time and attention are scarce. An item won’t be on the menu unless there is a good reason for its presence. If it sounds bad, it probably tastes especially good. […] And consider that a few items may be on the menu specifically because they are generally in demand, not because the chef cooks them with special brilliance.”

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I guess this is (one reason) why I don’t eat at fancy restaurants.  Why would I order something that doesn’t sound appetizing?  ”If it sounds bad, it probably tastes especially good.”  I don’t follow this logic at all.  I understand the roast chicken theory, but I think I’m too picky an eater to order something that doesn’t appeal at least somewhat.  It can be “unknown” without being icky-sounding.

I, however, am a fan of restaurants in strip malls and Vietnamese food.  So the author and I can agree on that.

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My I-don’t-like-any-of-these-candidates-why-do-I-have-to-vote-for-these-jerks comfort food.  Burger topped with bacon, sauteed mushrooms, and fried mozzarella on a bun toasted with homemade aioli.  Nom nom.

My I-don’t-like-any-of-these-candidates-why-do-I-have-to-vote-for-these-jerks comfort food.  Burger topped with bacon, sauteed mushrooms, and fried mozzarella on a bun toasted with homemade aioli.  Nom nom.

tiromu:

rudewords:

@tiromu THINKING OF YOU

this is the most delicious thing i have ever seen

tiromu:

rudewords:

@tiromu THINKING OF YOU

this is the most delicious thing i have ever seen

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High levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a one third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease, suggests a study published online in the British Medical Journal.

As if I needed more of a reason.

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sldh00r:

acakefactory:

Daim Cake

sldh00r:

acakefactory:

Daim Cake

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nolafoodporn:

Praline Creme Brulee at 2011 French Quarter Festival from Flour Power Confectionary
I love peas. (photo by ex.libris)

I love peas. (photo by ex.libris)

sldh00r:

kanishabaybay:

Lefse! <3

Mmmmmm…. lefse. Just add butter and sugar….. WANT.

Tykklefse, please, with the cinnamon!

sldh00r:

kanishabaybay:

Lefse! <3

Mmmmmm…. lefse. Just add butter and sugar….. WANT.

Tykklefse, please, with the cinnamon!

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snagglepuss78:

kripicoco:

never crave them in Holland…but here we are,craving!

strangely, this is how i eat my fries, with mayo or thousand island dressing, sometimes ranch, or malted vinegar…yeah, good stuff

I&#8217;ve been known to do that!  I didn&#8217;t realize it was a Flemish thing, though.  Also: vanilla ice cream.  I never eat fries with ketchup.

snagglepuss78:

kripicoco:

never crave them in Holland…but here we are,craving!

strangely, this is how i eat my fries, with mayo or thousand island dressing, sometimes ranch, or malted vinegar…yeah, good stuff

I’ve been known to do that!  I didn’t realize it was a Flemish thing, though.  Also: vanilla ice cream.  I never eat fries with ketchup.

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blissed:

This is a chicken and waffles cupcake. 

Oh I would try that.  Particularly as it looks like a honey-glazed chicken?

blissed:

This is a chicken and waffles cupcake. 

Oh I would try that.  Particularly as it looks like a honey-glazed chicken?

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