>go to restaurant for dinner. >order pasta which you can easily make as good at home

>go to restaurant for dinner
>order pasta which you can easily make as good at home
>order steak which you can easily make as good at home

>go to deli/sandwich shop on lunch break
>buy a sandwich you could have easily made at home for 1/5th the price

Why do people do this? In my mind its so obvious that if you're paying someone to cook you food, you should get something you can't easily make at home. Why the FRICK would you order carbonara or shrimp scampi or a New York strip if you aren't a toddler that can't cook?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    can't help you. maybe try starting a useful or interesting discussion?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks for the bump, c**t

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i didn't bump it. learn how 4ch works before posting :). anyhow, i continue to encourage you to try to be interesting or useful.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Wow you are supremely moronic, didnt realize this thread would attract a literal downie

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you can put sage in the options field to avoid bumping a thread. good luck with the website, my fellow redditor!!

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              have a nice day and take your prostitute mother with you

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                hahahahahaha

                OK, what's something at a restaurant that you cannot make easily as good at home?

                Sushi. You know it takes over ten years to master just the rice? And another ten to slice the fish?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                lmao OP massively btfo and outed as moron
                this thread has already peaked

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes people want a food and don't feel like making either 1 single portion, or multiple portions to eat multiple times. Some people also have enough income they can afford to eat at a restaurant simply because they choose to even if is not as cost effective as cooking their own food

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    pasta which you can easily make as good at home
    Agree, Italian food/pasta is really easy to make yourself.
    steak which you can easily make as good at home
    Agree, reverse sear at home + good steak will get you comparable results for < 1/3 the price

    >>buy a sandwich you could have easily made at home for 1/5th the price
    Dunno, I haven't been able to crack the deli sandwich code yet (I also haven't tried).

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Dunno, I haven't been able to crack the deli sandwich code yet (I also haven't tried).
      It's the vinegar

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because food unites my community and the family-owned shop has been around for 50+ years, supporting every charitable cause that will ask
    it's probably some sort of mafia money laundering joint but they make good food and carry ingredients that i don't care to stock for myself

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i assume every restaurant that's been around for decades is connected to organized crime in some way

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OK, what's something at a restaurant that you cannot make easily as good at home?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fois gras

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I guess you mean can't find the ingredients easily (if you're not in France) because actually making foie gras is quite easy.

        OK, what's something at a restaurant that you cannot make easily as good at home?

        In general, deep frying stuff is a pain in the ass at home

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Banh mi

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Woodfire oven pizza, jet-burner wok chinese food, american style bbq that uses a smoker, any sort of cuisine in general that uses a lot of non staple ingredients for the part of the world you live in etc

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Grilled chess sandwhich

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >grilled chess
        instructions unclear

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Indian food (so many spices)
      Fried food
      [imo] French fine dining is way too much effort to do at home

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Indian food is stupid easy to make at home, just look up "base stock". There's a couple spices they use that are hard to get like asafoetida and fenugreek but they don't make a huge difference if you've got the stock down right. The only Indian thing that's impossible to do at home is real naan or anything cooked in a tandoor.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      9 out of 10 times I eat out it's the chinese dim sum place.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when I'm at a restaurant or a deli/sandwich shop I'm not at home so it is impossible for me to make it at home

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At my last restaurant job we had a kid in his mid-20's who'd never worked in kitchens before. He was smart and hard-working, but one day as he was leaving he said it was some special occasion with his girlfriend and he was going to make a dish we had on the menu at home. After he walked out the chef and I just kind of looked at each other like, "I don't think he realizes what he's getting himself into."

    Sure enough, he came in a couple days later and we asked how it went, and he said exactly what we were expecting, which is that the dish was a lot more work to make at home than it is to break up into steps in a restaurant and then quickly assemble on the line. That's what a lot of people don't understand about restaurant food. It's usually not all prepared at once, but is rather made up of a number of different tasks that makes it quick and easy to throw together when you're ready to eat, but doesn't really translate to only making 2 or 3 portions.

    Also, when I go out to eat I order what I feel like. Often times that means something new or different, but it can also mean something I've had a million times before and have no problem cooking. There are lots of different reasons people go out to eat.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This but unironically. I only buy Chinese food and pizza because I don't want to make either of those at home.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >buy a sandwich you could have easily made at home for 1/5th the price
    No I fricking cannot. The Italian store by me, god bless them, sells full-size subs for 11.50 after tax. What goes into the sub:
    >fresh bread loaf
    >prosciutto
    >mortadella
    >salami
    >fresh mozzarella (or provolone but I do the $1 upcharge for fresh)
    >shredded lettuce
    >sliced tomatoes
    >sliced onion
    >hot peppers
    >sweet peppers
    >oil, vinegar, and spices
    1. Even IF I bought everything in sufficient quantities to make multiple sandwiches, let's say 6, my cost savings for the raw ingredients (against, let's say, the $70 to buy 6 outright instead) would not be significant enough for me to care
    2. I'd have to be in the mood to eat an Italian sub every day for a week; I'm not
    3. The individual prep on the veggies each time along with all the condiments and utensil dirtying is a pain in the ass
    I'll gladly pay an extra $2 for the on-demand convenience of an store bought sub.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The individual prep on the veggies each time along with all the condiments and utensil dirtying is a pain in the ass
      This is true, but I always have all these veggies on hand anyway. My favorite sandwich meat is also the cheapest cooked ham you can buy or chicken breast so the extra cost doesn't apply.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do people do this?
    because as much as I like to cook, sometimes I just want the food. also I have money. lots of money.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not everyone likes to or has time to cook, ignoring the skill of the person.

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