Eating utensils

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brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
2012/09/18 10:09:17
I looked all through here and could not find anything on this subject but I know that many of you roadfooders are in the culinary business so I will ask for your opinions. Recently my wife and I went to Port Aransas for our anniversary and went to dinner at a very nice moeratle priced resaurant. I ordered the prime rib. It was a lovely peice of meat but the knife that came with it was a serrated blade. In my opinion serrated blades do not cut, they tear, so I got out my trusty Buck 110 anc commenced to enjoy my dinner. My wife however took umbrige and said that was a no-class thing to do. I'm not looking to give her an I told you so moment but just want some professional input. Serrated knives have their places, like some of the chicken fried steak I've ordered. Hell, some of them need a Saw-All. Thanks for your opinions.
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/18 10:51:29
My experience with serrated knives is if they are very sharp they can cut without tearing.  My question would be, if the restaurant knew you used your own pocket knife, could they get in trouble with their Health Department if the HD found out?
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/18 11:27:20
Good question, something I never thought about. Thank you for that.
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/18 11:50:47
The health dept. would not care since the knife was being used by the consumer.
bartl
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/18 11:53:06
I am personally against eating utensils. And those serrated knives can slice up your tongue. I suggest you try eating the meat instead of the utensils.
 
Bart
felix4067
Filet Mignon
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/18 11:54:36
Every steak knife I have ever owned had a serrated blade, so I've never thought a thing about using it on whatever meat I happen to be serving. I've never had one tear the meat instead of cutting it, but then I do keep them very sharp. Raw meats definitely I use a smooth blade (usually one of my ceramic knives), but once they're cooked I think nothing of using serrated on my plate.
 
As to using your own knife...it is somewhat less than classy to whip out a pocket knife in a restaurant, although if you didn't make a production out of it so the people around you weren't aware I suppose it wouldn't be too bad. I would be more worried about getting sick from something on the blade (I know the various things I use my pocket knife for, and I wouldn't eat something it touched on a bet). And 6star makes a good point about the restaurant getting in trouble...maybe not because you used your knife, but if you got sick because of it and it came back on them.
RC51Mike
Cheeseburger
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/18 13:04:55
brisketboy  My wife however took umbrige and said that was a no-class thing to do.

 
I think your wife was correct.  In a "moderately" priced restaurant  I wouldn't expect anything other than a serrated knife.  To avoid embarrassing my wife I wouldn't have cared if the prime rib got a bit torn from it.
 
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/18 14:04:41
Happy Anniversary!

I hope you got Mrs. Brisketboy a nice present...after all that.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/18 15:57:09
Having had dinner at Lawry's the other night I can tell you what kind of knife they set their tables with for use on prime rib...
 
The same type of knife that comes in your household silverware set.  Nothing with a fancy blade, not serrated or smooth.
 
But that was for prime rib that melts in your mouth.
 

post edited by mar52 - 2012/09/18 16:00:43
SUZYQICU
Junior Burger
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/18 21:11:15
Hope that's not blood swimming around the prime rib!    Waiting for Friday......Steak night...med rare please.
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/19 09:33:09
Thank you all for your input and I will take this to heart and yes I will concede victory to my charming and effervecant spouse. And  CCinNJ, after 35 years I've run out of nice stuff to buy her. Last "nice" thing I got her was a BMW convertable and all I got was that LOOK. But I note she's still driving the car.
easydoesit
Cheeseburger
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/19 13:22:50
mar52

Having had dinner at Lawry's the other night I can tell you what kind of knife they set their tables with for use on prime rib...

The same type of knife that comes in your household silverware set.  Nothing with a fancy blade, not serrated or smooth.

But that was for prime rib that melts in your mouth.



 
That is a delightful looking meal, and I can easily see that that the rib is surrounded by au jus, not bloody juice.  I mean THAT piece of meat is delightful looking, I have seen many others not so attractive.  I could even eat that, or at least begin it by eating the outer part.  Please let me, and my wife, have two minutes with a frying pan for the rest of it.  And I don't intend to apologize for it, it's the way I like it, don't bother me with other opinions, hope you enjoy yours too.
 
But until this picture, I did not know, and am assuming, that the Lawry's restaurant you are eating at is connected to the Lawry's Seasoned Salt, which I always have in the cupboard, and is huge around here when grilling burgers.  It seems like you see the Lawry's shaker next to the pepper almost every time.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/19 13:36:13
I believe the BMW earns you a few free passes.
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/19 14:46:46
Forget the knives.  After 35 years with MH I think I would deserve a BMW convertible!!  AND a motorhome to tow the car around the country!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/19 15:07:36
After 35 years with me someone would finally find out that you've been keeping a corpse and off you'd go to prison -- where BMWs are almost as scarce as motorhomes.
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/19 17:32:19
Michael Hoffman

After 35 years with me someone would finally find out that you've been keeping a corpse and off you'd go to prison -- where BMWs are almost as scarce as motorhomes.

After 35 years with you, a person would be skipping around in a circle, fingers in ears , going LA LA LA LA LA LA LA, all day long!

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/19 19:48:32
I'll have you know ... .
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Eating utensils 2012/09/20 12:20:17
Lawrys seasoned salt is a result of the restaurant.......patrons loved it so much that they kept asking to buy it from the restaurant...thus they mass market it.