"If you're vegetarian, or concerned about that sort of thing, Buffalo Wild Wings deep-fries everything in beef tallow. So, anything fried (including nachos) are technically not vegetarian. Yes, this includes any of the potato products.
What is actually vegetarian:
Soft Pretzels, Garden Salad, Side Salad, Flatbreads (without chicken), Black Bean Burger, Desserts, and Veggie Boats.
And that's it."
"So you know you like the Cheesy Gordita Crunch. You also like the Dorito Taco. But did you know that for just 30 cents you can replace your plain Gordita Crunch shell with a Dorito shell?
Also, if you order anything at Taco Bell and ask for it without something (like no guacamole), they have to make it fresh. Another bonus with that is that they usually only have the big tortillas, so the food they make is WAY more than the food you would otherwise get. So custom-order, people!"
"10+ year veteran of upscale restaurants and in my experience, in nicer restaurants, ask for the chef to cook what they want, and if you do not like a protein or whatever, just specify. I always hook these people up and go out of my way to make amazing food, and conversely, I have always gotten amazing food for cheap this way. For instance, I would go to a sushi bar occasionally and tell the chef I had $40 and didn't like Escolar. I would get the fill for me and my date and it would have cost $200+ easily otherwise. Trust the chefs."
"I was told by a restaurant cook to avoid eating out on a Monday, because a lot of places use all the leftovers from the weekend to create Monday's 'Specials.' I was also told to never order the 'special,' because it's usually something they are trying to get rid of as quickly as they can.
Usually if there is a 'special,' it means the kitchen has a surplus of that particular item and they are trying to sell it before it goes bad/spoils. It's not that the item would taste bad, it's just the restaurant trying to decrease waste and increase profits...like any good business aims to do! At the restaurants my chef friend was at, the 'special' item was not even offered at a decreased price. They just liked to say 'special' to give the illusion that you are getting a deal of some sort.
Unless, of course, the special is something that isn't on the regular menu, meaning they had to order the ingredients specifically for the specials. A lot of places will use the special menu to try out different meals before deciding whether to put them into the regular menu."
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