Jason Kottke, Brooklyn’s resident professional Blogger, brings up an interesting few ideas on how to order food at a restaurant from authors in his post How to order food in a restaurant.
Although none of the methods mentioned reflects the way I order food at restaurants. I ask my waiter or waitress which their favorite dish is and, ignoring any warnings from patrons in my party, order it.
If the question arises _how would you like that cooked?_ I always reply, _as the chef recommends_ unless the waiter or waitress look surprised and frightened at my response… then I go my old standby FDA(Food and Drug Association) medium.
I never ask for substitutions and never ask for anything on the side.
_This method hasn’t failed me yet._