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Old 06-10-2020, 03:45 PM
 
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Why go out, and spend money, if you are going too eat at home. I can see having a drink.....but a meal?
My original point was about the possibility of having to wait longer than expected. So it might not be a good idea to go out when you are already getting hungry.

Personally I love going out just for hanging out. The food issues don't need to ruin a good time.
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Old 06-10-2020, 04:08 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Bought food sucks. Plain and simple, what I make at home is so far above what can be bought
Unless you grow, harvest, rear, slaughter, or haul it out of the water yourself, all the stuff you eat or drink at home you bought from someone else! It just got prepared differently.
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Old 06-10-2020, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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It depends on the restaurant. If it's a sushi place, then a nibble before going is good since sushi is pretty expensive if eating very much of it. Also, if it's a high end really fancy restaurant where they serve food that's more decorative than food, then it's good not to go there hungry.
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Old 06-10-2020, 05:49 PM
 
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My original point was about the possibility of having to wait longer than expected. So it might not be a good idea to go out when you are already getting hungry.

Personally I love going out just for hanging out. The food issues don't need to ruin a good time.

If I have not eaten all day and there is a chance of a wait, I will eat something before dinner.
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Old 06-10-2020, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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Aside from not wanting to eat late, people have different levels of appetite. Some folks get really cranky if they can't eat right away when they are hungry. Makes a lot of sense to take care of oneself if you think it might be an issue.
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Old 06-10-2020, 06:56 PM
 
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Yes i have a few times

If there’s a remote chance we may have to wait to get in ...
or service might be extremely slow or it a place I may not care for the food

Years ago the women went to a bridal shower
And 3 of us guys ( married ) went fishing

The ladies really wanted to go to this new place
So of course we agreed to meet them there
Well on the way one of the guys said this new
Restaurant was a vegetarian restaurant
We were making good time so I suggested we get a bucket
Of fried chicken at kfc
We filled up on the chicken - then met our wives at the
Restaurant- none of us volunteered we had fried chicken
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Old 06-10-2020, 07:17 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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Yes i have a few times

If there’s a remote chance we may have to wait to get in ...
or service might be extremely slow or it a place I may not care for the food

Years ago the women went to a bridal shower
And 3 of us guys ( married ) went fishing

The ladies really wanted to go to this new place
So of course we agreed to meet them there
Well on the way one of the guys said this new
Restaurant was a vegetarian restaurant
We were making good time so I suggested we get a bucket
Of fried chicken at kfc
We filled up on the chicken - then met our wives at the
Restaurant- none of us volunteered we had fried chicken
That is hilarious! That sounds like something my husband would do.
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Old 06-10-2020, 09:02 PM
 
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Does anyone else like to drink something, or eat a small snack, *before* they go out to a restaurant with others?

I have done this in the past occasionally. I would drink something because I don't want to be the guy who is complaining about not getting a refill. Or, I would eat something (like a slice of bread) so I wouldn't be starving or eating up all the appetizers. I don't want to be either of those people if I'm in the presence of my friends or family.
That’s very conscientious! If only more were like you...
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Old 06-11-2020, 11:46 AM
 
Location: equator
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Yes i have a few times

If there’s a remote chance we may have to wait to get in ...
or service might be extremely slow or it a place I may not care for the food

Years ago the women went to a bridal shower
And 3 of us guys ( married ) went fishing

The ladies really wanted to go to this new place
So of course we agreed to meet them there
Well on the way one of the guys said this new
Restaurant was a vegetarian restaurant
We were making good time so I suggested we get a bucket
Of fried chicken at kfc
We filled up on the chicken - then met our wives at the
Restaurant- none of us volunteered we had fried chicken
Agree, hilarious. You got the best of both worlds! Yes, sometimes I'd have a drink first to relax me for a social occasion. But not to cheap out, I'd still buy a drink there. Our friends liked to go to a 2 for 1 happy hour and the drinks were so watered down, it was ridiculous.

Never for food though. I get full instantly so have the opposite problem. But I know what you mean.
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Old 06-11-2020, 03:16 PM
 
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Why go out, and spend money, if you are going too eat at home. I can see having a drink.....but a meal?
If you are watching the budget, you might pre-eat so you can order only something small and cheap at the restaurant. If you have dietary restrictions (vegetarian, gluten-free, whatever) and you suspect the restaurant may not have much you can eat so you don't want to sit there hungry, you might pre-eat. Etc.
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