Etiquette Tuesday: (Don’t) Take a Bite Just Yet

[ 0 ] November 17, 2009 |

This Etiquette Tuesday’s tip is wait until ALL (*@ your table, that is…) are served before you begin eating. This rule is archaic and when you see someone break it, you almost feel like you’re looking at a dinosaur across the table. They must be from ancient history. It just makes sense. If you start your meal before everyone else, won’t you finish before everyone else? Doesn’t this sort of defeat the purpose of going out to eat or sitting around a dinner table with other people?? We know your stomach is growling as your easy, simple pasta comes out and your significant others aged steak is still be prepared in the back…but just wait. Just tell the waitstaff to keep yours warmed in the back until the other persons food is ready (*which you should not have to do because the waitstaff should be on their A-game and know to keep all the food until ALL of the food is ready to come out at the same time…). We know the aroma is killing you as the waiters make their way around the table of ten, but be patient…it’ll make the whole dining experience better when you’re not twiddling your thumbs because you finished your food so far in advance of everyone else… 

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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