I’ve been meaning to recount this story for a few weeks, but am just now getting around to it.
On President’s Day, two friends and I went to eat at Uno Chicago Grill (my idea so that I could get the lunch special: a cup of New England clam chowder and an individual bbq chicken pizza. Mmm). They have a fairly sizable beer list, containing most of the standard brews. I ordered a Sam Adams, and one of my friends ordered a Stella. The waiter apologized, saying that their Stella keg was tapped. As my friend looked over the menu to find a suitable substitute, the waiter said, with complete sincerity:
“May I suggest the Coors Lite?”
Seriously, we almost died. Had we never heard of such an exotic beer before? Does he really think that Coors Lite and Stella are equivalent? Is it necessary for a waiter at a place like Uno’s to even try recommending beer?
Needless to say, the suggestion went unused.
Monday, March 05, 2007