Comment of the Day: The (Chinese) Butler Did It

Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch.

Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way.

In return, we offer them a virtual White Russian.

The minute we saw Mai Pham's post on why she doesn't expect good service in Asian restaurants, we knew the commenters would be stir-fried into a frenzy...ahem. Most were in general agreement with Mai in her assertions while others devolved the conversation into the "kids these days are so lazy with their funny hair and complicated shoes" argument.

Commenter Vonrichthofen had this interesting tidbit to add:

Dong Ting, formerly Downtown, comes to mind, as does that restaurant in the Galleria...Uncle Tai's. And my family has always considered Chinese butlers to be the finest in regards to balancing efficiency, courtesy, and competence.

And here we thought Mr. Belvedere was the gold standard for butlers.


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