Living in the Chicago suburbs has it's down parts - such as a dramatic reduction in the number of interesting restaurants available.
There are some great ones in the nearby super-burbs, but the truely local restaurants vary in quality dramatically.
We recently tried a local chinese restaurant. I was quite impressed by the sophistication of it's menu. I've only found jellfish in downtown Chinese restaurants.
Unfortunately the food was quite poor - lacking flavour and even interesting texture. A true disappointment. Ms. Makingourway came home feeling quite ill.
During our meal, Ms. Makingourway sampled her entree and found it displeasing. I told the waiter, who asked if he could replace it. My wife ordered an appetiser in it's place. Later, upon receiving the check, I noticed the waiter had charged us for the more expensive entree and gave us the extra appetizer (40% cost of the entree) for free.
I was a bit perturbed - shouldn't the entree have been removed from the bill? We hadn't eaten it at all (except one small disappointing bite)! I decided a battle wasn't meritted in light of Ms. Makinourway's declining condition. But I do have after thoughts.
What would you do? Would you demand the disappointing dish be removed from the bill?