Do you ever frequent a place with awful service?
aside from where you got your degrees? A joke to myself... I crack myself up ;]
I found the World's Best Uber Yummy Mexican restaurant in a strip mall by a convenience store larger than Stonehenge. Why their food is so utterly delightful, I have no idea. This is in Walkertown, NC... the merest blip on the map.
Dad loves Mexican food and often works in border towns, so presumably he knows good Mexican food. He's hooked, too, and occassionally thinks of bogus errands at my house at lunchtime, knowing that I always try to wrangle him into taking me out for lunch.
But the service! Ugh. They are friendly enough but you sit in very tall wooden booths, and they have not learned the fine art of walking by often to see if anyone is even still there.
I thought the second time Dad went with me it would be it when his pork took forever to come. However, it was one of the best pork dishes in the history of the universe, so we've since been back together ;]
This is an amazing phenomena with my father, I do have to say. I'm not complaining, because my schedule is slow, anyway, and I don't really mind. And it's just worth it!
Do any of you make tradeoffs like this for somewhere you love? There doesn't seem to be any good reason for the poor service, but I swear I'd go back if I had to give the chef a massage to eat there, lol.