Overwhelming menus

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2011/05/11 15:02:04 (permalink)

Overwhelming menus

I counted 51 possible breakfast items and adding lunch, dinner, and dessert should put the final total well over 100 and maybe even 150 or higher.
 
And I'm supposed to decide on 1 thing for dinner tonight?
 
http://www.greenforestfam.yrestaurant.com/menu.asp
 
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post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2011/05/11 15:23:07
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    MiamiDon
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/11 15:20:52 (permalink)
    No.
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/11 15:27:33 (permalink)
    Brad, may I suggest the close your eyes and point method?
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/11 15:49:37 (permalink)
        Or the Chitown method. 
       
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/11 15:52:53 (permalink)
    Hey Brad, i feel the same way when I receive an inch thick menu at a Greek style diner.
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/11 16:04:50 (permalink)
    AHI MPLS

        Or the Chitown method. 
       
    This method is only recommended IF you have both ChiTownDiner AND Cousin Johnny with you! 

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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/11 16:08:28 (permalink)
    What a logistical headache! I would hate to be the cook trying to remember all that stuff or the person responsible for keeping all the items in stock!
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/11 16:18:51 (permalink)
    Imagine what it would take to work this menu:
    http://www.shopsins.com/
    View the menu as a PDF and prepare to go cross-eyed.
     
    Buddy
     
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/11 16:23:43 (permalink)
    The prices, alone, have me cross-eyed!
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/12 00:42:25 (permalink)
    You want to eat in Manhattan, you pay the price.  Ain't sayin' it's right; just the way it is.
    I do agree with you though, Shopsin's isn't bashful about their prices.  And we don't know anything about their portion sizes.  One Shopsin sized serving could be enough to feed two people.
     
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/12 08:18:13 (permalink)
    I greatly prefer the overwhelming menu because I'm usually presented with an underwhelming one.
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/12 08:36:46 (permalink)
    Anybody ever noticed the menu at the Cheese Cake Factory?  They list over 200 different foods available.
    http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/menu/welcome/Welcome
     
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/12 08:45:44 (permalink)
    Paul, when I saw this thread, The Cheesecake Factory was the first place I thought of.  Still, with all of those choices, I have yet to find an entree that I liked.
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/12 12:06:54 (permalink)
    I agree, BB.On the two occasions I was there, I felt kinda rushed to order as everyone else had been there before, and the entrees I chose didnt do anything for me.
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/12 12:14:41 (permalink)
    buffetbuster

    Paul, when I saw this thread, The Cheesecake Factory was the first place I thought of.  Still, with all of those choices, I have yet to find an entree that I liked.

     
    BB, note that I did not say it was great, it was just the huge menu that overwhelmed me.  I will say that I always got a good cocktail there and most of the time, I ate at the bar.
     
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/12 12:38:56 (permalink)
    IMO, a Chef Restaurant should not have any more than 12 to 16 entrees on the menu. It's still a good idea to "Eat steak at a steak house" Eat "Seafood at a seafood house" and so on. I don't know who they are kidding with a 200 Item menu, I would rather concentrate on 12 to 16 Entrees and do all of them perfect. I always tell the Chef, in a Chef run kitchen, give me the meal you most enjoy making and are most proud of.........Hasn't failed yet.........pnwc 
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/12 12:49:24 (permalink)
    Oh, I'm with you on that Paul.  The amount of different entrees (and everything else) available is staggering.  It could take a 1/2 hour just to read the menu.
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/12 13:00:40 (permalink)
    BuddyRoadhouse

    Imagine what it would take to work this menu:
    http://www.shopsins.com/
    View the menu as a PDF and prepare to go cross-eyed.

    Buddy


    Geez I hope they don't get all worn out from those long hours.
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/12 13:27:28 (permalink)
    buffetbuster

    Paul, when I saw this thread, The Cheesecake Factory was the first place I thought of.  Still, with all of those choices, I have yet to find an entree that I liked.

    " /> buffetbuster dining at a chain restaurant? Multiple times? Did I read that right?
    post edited by JRPfeff - 2011/05/12 13:37:16
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/12 14:10:40 (permalink)
    BuddyRoadhouse

    You want to eat in Manhattan, you pay the price.  Ain't sayin' it's right; just the way it is.
    I do agree with you though, Shopsin's isn't bashful about their prices.  And we don't know anything about their portion sizes.  One Shopsin sized serving could be enough to feed two people.

    Buddy

      I realize that  but these prices  are  above normal,  with the attitude and the rules.  I notice that each person MUST order n entree.
    post edited by Greymo - 2011/05/12 14:11:41
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/12 14:14:40 (permalink)
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    BuddyRoadhouse

    Imagine what it would take to work this menu:
    http://www.shopsins.com/
    View the menu as a PDF and prepare to go cross-eyed.

    Buddy


    Geez I hope they don't get all worn out from those long hours.

    I'm guessing they spend a lot of time in their "off hours" doing prep work so when someone orders some obscure item on that extensive menu it can be prepared in a reasonable amount of time.
     
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/12 14:25:33 (permalink)
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    buffetbuster

    Paul, when I saw this thread, The Cheesecake Factory was the first place I thought of.  Still, with all of those choices, I have yet to find an entree that I liked.

    " /> buffetbuster dining at a chain restaurant? Multiple times? Did I read that right?
    Don't throw away those wwbbd bracelets just yet.  When the 14 year old wants to go to Cheesecake Factory for her birthday, you go to the Cheesecake Factory.  And do your best to smile through a 90 minute wait! 

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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/12 14:37:56 (permalink)
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    buffetbuster

    Paul, when I saw this thread, The Cheesecake Factory was the first place I thought of.  Still, with all of those choices, I have yet to find an entree that I liked.

    " /> buffetbuster dining at a chain restaurant? Multiple times? Did I read that right?
    Don't throw away those wwbbd bracelets just yet.  When the 14 year old wants to go to Cheesecake Factory for her birthday, you go to the Cheesecake Factory.  And do your best to smile through a 90 minute wait! 

     
    I totally agree with that.  WJ was really questioning me because I took Mamaw Smith to Cheddar's.  He could not believe that I took her to a chain restaurant but that is where she wanted to go for her 89th birthday.  If she had suggested or insisted McDonalds, I would have taken her there.  I guess most of you would do the same.
     
    Paul E. Smith
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    Re:Overwhelming menus 2011/05/12 14:53:57 (permalink)
    Uh huh .... that's almost a believable explanation Cliff.
     
    There is a five-step program for that (NTTAWWT).  Of course the first step to overcoming any addiction (even Cheesecake Factory fetishism) is to admit to the problem. This is nothing to be ashamed of Cliff.  We are here to help.
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