Friday, January 23, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY for January 22, 2009

Happy Friday, everyone!

After reading this entry, you might think I've gotten my Friday mixed up with Wednesday, since there's definitely some innuendo in these Foodie Friday pictures. No, it's not time for another edition of Hump Day Grammar yet! ;)

This one comes from THE BROOKLYN BOY. (I don't know who All You Can Eat is, but whoever's not doing him apparently doesn't get any food.)


And this one comes from EMILY, who spotted this outside a restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland. (Does this restaurant employ hookers to wait the tables there?)


Thanks to EMILY and THE BROOKLYN BOY for these amusing Foodie Friday pictures!

18 comments:

Stephanie said...

The first sign reminds me of my biggest spoken customer service pet peeve: "Can I help who's next?" Please... it's either "Who's next?" or "Can I help the next person?" I've never corrected anyone who says it, but I always want to.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

You'e exactly right, Stephanie! I, too, have been annoyed upon hearing the "Can I help who's next?" phrase. It's a shame...the person who's saying it is trying to be so polite, but doesn't realize how irksome their crappy grammar is!

Darryl said...

I've been to that restaurant in Ocean City - hookers would be an improvement over the wait staff I've experienced there.

food's good and atmosphere is great though.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

...aaaand the atmosphere would be even better if the wait staff were indeed hookers, right? ;)

Brian said...

I think the bigger travesty of the all you can eat restaurant is that it costs $5.05 for a soda.
It must be a restaurant/movie theater.



This Maryland restaurant has really raised the bar.
It used to be all you had to do was slip somebody a twenty to get a good table.
I wonder what you have to do to get a refill on your coffee.

Uh... Were is this place exactly? I mean, I think, at the very least, someone should do a Yelp review.

I'm going to be in Maryland anyway after I ask for a few days off, reserve a hotel room and book a flight.

Persnickety Ticker said...

But did anyone notice that sushi and sushimi were "a la CRATE"?

EVula said...

"All You Can Eat"? I had a girlfriend with that nickname!

*cricket*

*cricket*

What?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Brian: If that's the case, then I'm really curious abou what sorts of movies they show there...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Persnickety: What a generous restaurant! They must give you a whole CRATE of sushi! (Good catch, by the way...I actually hadn't noticed!)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ EVula: I nearly fell out of my chair giggling at your comment (which is not easy to do, considering my chair has sides/arms)! :)

ChicagoLady said...

Darn, PT beat me to the "a la crate" comment!

My aunt's pet peeve is using the term "wait on" instead of "wait for". Example: "I'm waiting on my friend" should be "I'm waiting for my friend".

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Ooh, that's an annoying one! I can totally see how someone could get peeved by that phrasing.

ChicagoLady said...

I totally love your blog! I have an award for you over on my blog.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Ooh, thanks, ChicagoLady! :)

The Brooklyn Boy said...

Ha! I was wondering when this would go up. For the record, it's New Ashiya on 1st Ave. in Manhattan's East Village.

Also, didn't notice "a la crate," which is hilarious, though the sushi is quite plentiful.

Oh, and the "All-you-can-drink" part is sake, beer and wine.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hiya, TBB! Yeah, I liked the "a la crate" part too, even though I didn't notice it at first, either! I'm glad that this restaurant's sushi is at least as plentiful as the amount of grammar errors there. ;)

I like their "all you can drink" idea. That's about the only kind of sushi place I could ever go to...the kind that gets me buzzed enough that eating sushi, which I have always been rather irrationally terrified of doing, suddenly becomes a GREAT idea...

The Brooklyn Boy said...

The fun part is that they actually encourage sake-bombing.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Ha! That's freakin' awesome!