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The Fabulous First-of-Its-Kind Restaurant Dialogue Quiz 

Wednesday, Mar 3 1999
Every San Francisco restaurant has a unique character, and there are certain types of conversations often heard in one restauarant that would never be heard in another.

The snippets of conversation below were actually overheard and scrupulously recorded by our intrepid staff. Match each snippet with the restaurant it comes from:

Overheard Dialogue

1) Host (in British accent) to prospective patron: "Sorry, max capacity!"

2) Waiter to patron: "That is an excellent wine. It comes in two flavors: cabernet and chardonnay."

3) Busser to patron, upon being told that it was not necessary to refill a water glass: "Please, I need to."

4) Waiter to patron: "Cabernet sauvignon is not a good wine."

5) Waiter to patron: "The salmon comes with an infusion of cumin, which is the red spice."

6) Waiter to table of diners: "Is everything copacetic here?"

7) Patron to waiter: "Do you have anything good that's not on the menu?"

8) Patron to neighboring patron: "Ooh, what are you eating? Is that fillet de something?"

9) Waiter to patron, after being told that a bowl of soup was tepid: "Well, that's the way we serve it, but I'll see if the microwave is working."

10) Waiter to patron, when asked for a recommendation: "Really, I don't recommend any of it."

11) Chef to patron, when asked the ingredients of the barbecue sauce: "Rum."

12) Waiter to table of 12, as he passed out a complimentary round of Jaegermeister shots: "Here's a little pick-me-up for you all."

13) Waiter to patron, when asked what kind of dressing was on the salad: "Oh, you'll have to ask the chef. But today's his day off."

14) Host (in French accent) to table: "I love my work. This restaurant is my stage. At 5:30,the curtains open and there I am!"

15) Waiter to patron: inquiring for the third time about the entrees: "Is everything still OK?"

A) Albona
B) Backflip
C) Backflip
D) Blowfish
E) Bruno's
F) Bubble Lounge
G) Chapeau
H) Clementine
I) Jardiniere
J) Murray's
K) Murray's
L) Oodles
M) Plouf
N) Sacrifice
O) T.G.I. Fridays


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