Etiquette Tuesday: Happy Everyone??

[ 0 ] May 18, 2010 |

Planning a dinner party? Making the reservations for dinner?? Be mindful of the menu and your other guests. This Etiquette Tuesday is dedicated to knowing what to serve and where to go when you have either picky eaters, allergens or vegetarians. It might be a bad idea to serve steak and hot dogs at a cookout where most of your guests will be vegans. Try a menu filled with veggies and pasta salads. On the other hand, it might be a bad idea to serve tofu to a room full of carnivores.

Restaurants to avoid when you’re dealing with a mostly vegetarian crowd are, of course, restaurants ending in “steak house”, “BBQ” and the like. Restaurants to avoid when your out with staunch meat eaters are those that are titled “Raw” or “Veggie Supreme”. This etiquette tip is short and sweet. Just be mindful of who is on the guestlist. There is nothing like showing up to a dinner party as a vegetarian and all you can eat are the rolls. For a meat eater, you may have more flexibility because meat eaters typically love veggies and tasty carbohydrates alongside their slabs of meat. Choose a place or a menu where everyone can have at least three items on their plates. This makes for a nice and happy (filling) dinner no matter what your diet preference.

Category: Food.Fun.Stuff.

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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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