Category Archives: Dining Etiquette

Splitting the Check Without Ruining the Evening

The process of splitting the check can ruin the most pleasant dinner. 

Dining out with friends can quickly turn disagreeable, when the check is presented. And, depending on how everyone handles this all too frequent occurrence, relationships and stomachs can turn sour. Q: If I only order a salad and soft drink, why am I expected...
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Having Lunch With a CEO

Having Lunch With a CEO

The CEO invites you to lunch--and he chooses... 

Are you prepared to dine with your CEO? It's an opportunity to demonstrate your dining skills, and also your communication and social skills. This is not the time to toss back a few brewskis or share...
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Table Manners Tips for Grown-Ups

Table Manners Tips for Grown-Ups

How not to gross out or annoy your dining companions.  Because so many people eat on-the-go or at different times, there aren't as many opportunities to learn or reasons to use table manners. And, if you are used to eating alone, it is easy to fall into habits like...
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10 Social Skills for Dinner Guests

10 Social Skills for dinner guests. 

I understand that sometimes you accept certain dinner invitations out of obligation. Or, agree to go to please your love partner. No matter what the reason is, there is no excuse for being a boor. Even when the host is your good friend or family member, and even if they've...
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National Hot Dog Day

It's National Hot Dog Day!

Are there rules of etiquette on how to eat a hot dog? If I had my way, no! Well, not many. Hot dogs, were a common lunch treat in our household. My mom would chopped up a couple of hot dogs, sizzle them, then add eggs; hot dog scramble. We also...
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National Hamburger Day

It is National Hamburger Day! 6 Tips on Handling the Hamburger.

If you're a vegetarian, then I guess you are not interested in a day celebrating beef! According to the "History" website, the hamburger is the world's most popular food; over 40 billion burgers served annually. Origin: It is said that Hamburg, Germany was where the...
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8 Dinner Date Etiquette Tips

dating etiquette8 Dinner Date Etiquette Tips for Him and for Her.  

  Call it manners or consideration if you prefer; but using etiquette on a dinner date will help increase your chances of getting a second date. A date generally conveys having good time--revealing our best...
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How To Deal With Picky Eaters

Teasing and insisting a picky eater "try something new" is rude!

Instead of being labeled a "picky eater," I prefer the term discerning; someone who knows what she likes and doesn't like. For example, I do not like avocados. What I often hear is: "How do you not like avocados!" Simple, I've tried them prepared...
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