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"The chef suggests you help him unload last week's salmon."
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"Which of tonight's specials is the most sanctimonious?"
'Miss, there's a fly ball in my soup.'
"I'm lactose intolerant, this guy is gluten intolerant, and the guy on the end is just intolerant."
"You can rejoin your party if you think you can refrain from slurping your soup! Got that?"
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'I'll have the food scare of the day.'
"And this one is listed in the National Register of Historic Places."
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'What have you got?'
"I'll have the 'All you can eat from the menu, the kitchen, and the dumpster' special."
"I guess it's really not the right neighborhood for a sidewalk café."
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'It's not our wine list. It's a list of gastroenterologists.'
Ed's Restaurant - Closed. Get Over It
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'I hate making decisions - just bring me a bottle of each.'
"Pretentious little place, isn't it?"
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'The town where they make Parmesan cheese is very well to do. In fact, I hear it's a grated community.'
'Which of your even-numbered wines do you recommend?'
'I take it sir is ready to order?'
'And this is Mario Batali. Of course, he's not the Mario Batali.'
'Is there any way I can short lunch?'
'Excellent cork, go ahead and pour.'
'Must be your first day--the smiley face goes on the check.'
"Let me guess, separate checks?"
"Welcome to The Cable Cafe. Your waiter will be with you between now and 5:00PM."
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"Interesting nickname - 'Tiny.' How do you come by it?"
"We call this Casual/Retro dining. You get up and make your own PB&J back in the kitchen."
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