Forget Internet posts and business emails—if you want to find something full of errors, just open a menu.
A few weeks ago, I ate at this delicious Mexican restaurant while staying in Florida. The entire menu should have just been written in crayon. While their guacamole was out of this world, their menu was for sure from another planet as well. I almost ordered one of their “famos” “Califonia” burritos, but went with a chimichanga instead.
Our local sno-cone stand posts updated menus on their window. They now sell “braclets” and “chezcake” sno-cones. If it weren’t for the most delicious wedding cake sno-cone in Oklahoma, I would find a new sno-cone stand.
For the love of all things pure and holy, will someone please teach these “authentic” Italian restaurants how to spell the word fettuccine? It is not that difficult.
And don’t even get me started on these fancy restaurants that capitalize every stinking word (which is usually riddled with inconsistencies). For example, “Spaghetti With Meatballs: A Delicious Angel Hair pasta with Tomato marinara Sauce and real Meat Balls.”
I think the only thing to do here is take a red pen with you each time you eat out. Simply correct the menu’s mistakes with the red pen and promptly hand it back to the manager. Maybe in exchange for editing their menus, the manager will cover the bill.
It’s worth a shot, anyway.
What are some of the most annoying menu blunders you’ve come across?