What I love in a restaurant:
**Ethnic restaurants as authentic as street food. **Hole-in-the-walls with dependable food and owners that get to know you. **If casual seafood: paper towels on the tables and wood floors with shell discards. **Free samples of wine. **Clean and elegant bathrooms. **Exotic, unctuous offerings like innards (a wimpy companion will have to stomach it). **Small portion offerings with reasonable prices so I can try several things. **Food I've never had--unless it's dog, rat, cat, or human. **Tacky indulgence: all-you-can-eat steamed crab (straight up, no butter). **If it's casual, electrical outlets with internet enabled outside of peak hours. **Abundant lemon wedges for my FRESH BREWED tea. **Would love--but never get--passion fruit. **Both olive oil and butter on the table for bread. **Every kind of sweetener on the table from raw sugar and stevia to saccharine and Splenda, something for all tastes.
How about you? What do you love?