Welcome back food enthusiasts! By now, you have all followed along as we discussed the difficult and dangerous journey to finding the Best Boston Restaurant. Up to this point we have discussed several factors including: a restaurant’s name, the host, the decor, musical environment, the drink menu, appetizers, and salads. It seems a bit superfluous to discuss so many topics in such detail but as you follow along in this week’s edition you will see that our efforts are not in vain. After last week’s topic of salads and what makes them delicious and healthy, we are now ready to move onto our next topic of entrees.
Ordering an entree is a big deal. You will be sitting there for 15-20 minutes waiting for something that you hope was worth the trip, the wait, and the money you are spending on it. If you hadn’t looked at it in that way before, you should probably start doing that soon. This one decision will impact you for several hours after the meal. You know what I’m talking about; that conversation you have on your way back to your car about how the meal was and how spectacular the food was and what a great time you had. If you choose the wrong entree, that conversation can quickly go from a positive one to a negative one.
One recommendation I have is to always ask the server what they would eat if they were in your seat. Most servers, especially those working at an establishment that could be considered the Best Boston Restaurant, are briefed before every meal about what the specials are and what they need to sell before it goes bad. Normally, the servers are working for tips, so thy want you to have as delightful an experience as possible so that you give them a nice compensation for their hard work. If you do ask them for their opinion, don’t just do it for fun. Take what they say into consideration and look over all of your options.
The second, and perhaps most important thing to remember is to tell them if you have any allergies or medical conditions that can be aggravated because of food. This is a very serious matter and cannot be overlooked.
Now that we have covered the basics, you are ready to order your entree. When ordering steak, stick to medium rare so you don’t lose any of those valuable flavors that the natural juices have to offer. The best sides to order are always mashed potatoes and spinach. Most importantly, when you get your food, take a bite and savor it. If for some reason something is not right, tell your server right away. They understand that you are there spending your hard earned money and what everything to be perfect. And lastly, enjoy it!
So there you have it folks; ordering entrees can be a doorway into trying new foods that you may not have tried before. If you do stumble across the Best Boston Restaurant, feel free to be adventurous and try the chef’s special or even your servers favorite recommendation. As always fellow adventurers, keep your eye out for that little restaurant that ordinary people overlook, it could be the source of an unforgettable meal!
Tune in next week when we talk about the sinful pleasures that dessert can bring.