Friday, October 21, 2011

Dinner Out - OY!

The hubby and I went to Novi Andiamo's for dinner last night. This is a rather upscale restaurant, for those of you unfamiliar with the small Michigan chain.

We had a $20 certificate for the restaurant and we both got the October Prezzo-Fisser Menu special; an appetizer, entree and dessert for one pretty darn good price.

As we sat there, I noticed a couple things to make a germaphobe shudder. The first thing happened to the table of four people sitting next to us. Their waiter brought out their entrees on a large tray he was carrying. Three of the entrees were under metal domes to keep warm. The fourth entree was exposed to the air and was directly under the waiter's nose and mouth, just about an inch or two above the food!

I cringed thinking of the guy breathing all over this one entree! YUCK! What if he coughed, or a tiny bubble of snot came out of his nose as he breathed or something?! Ugh! Seriously, the uncovered food was just RIGHT UNDER his face - he could have practically stuck out his tongue for a taste! Of all the entrees to be left uncovered, did it have to be the ONE just under the guy's mouth?! Sheesh!

The next thing I found disturbing was the guy filling up the water glasses for all of us. He kept carrying the metal water pitcher around by the lip where the liquid comes out. Dude, there is a HANDLE on the pitcher for a REASON! USE IT!

As much as I love to eat out, things like this are such a turn-off. It's scary to put your health in the germy hands and practices of some people in the restaurant industry.


  1. Okay--now I am going to be looking at things like this when I go out to eat! Ick!

  2. It's become a real habit for me, watching wait staff like a hawk to see if they're spreading germs!

  3. That's what you see in the dining room, what's going on in the kitchen that you don't see???

  4. That's even more scary to think about, ksj! Ugh!