Sam's Coney Island was my parents favorite place to go out to eat when they were spending summers at the farm after retirement. It kind of surprised me, I knew my mother loved dinners, but my father thought of them as the places he went for cheap thrills as a teenager. In old age he mellowed. I went to Sam's for dinner on my recent trip, in part to connect with that happy time in my parents later years.
Something immediately struck me and that was the prices. The DC area is expensive, a quick lunch at the Deli in the building my office is in can easily cost $20. I know where you can get a really great cheeseburger for $30, fries are extra. Hence this weeks Sunday five.
1: Do you consider it to be expensive to eat out where you live?
2: Is price important in deciding where to eat?
3: How often do you eat out?
4: What percentage do you tip (if at all?)
5: Is there a place your parents went to, that you would like to revisit?
1: Do you consider it to be expensive to eat out where you live? Yes, it really is.
2: Is price important in deciding where to eat? We tend to do what we want to do and not be guided by price.
3: How often do you eat out? Probably three times a week, I go out to lunch when I am in the office, and we order takeaway or delivery about once a week (we have room service where we live.)
4: What percentage do you tip (if at all?) 20% has become my norm, when dinner was $10.59, more like 50%,
5: Is there a place your parents went to, that you would like to revisit? The troll restaurant in Titusville Florida (that is not it's name, but it is literally under the bridge,) most of the others in Michigan from my childhood are gone.
Please share your answers in the comments.