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Is the giant peppermill ridiculous?

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I love it when the server comes anxiously with peppermill in hand eager to "serve" and you haven't even tasted the dish!

YES! This is probably my biggest restaurant pet peeve. Drives me bonkers.

So right, its so dated, dated, dated. Put the things way.

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Apparently it isn't just you, but I'm with BrentKulman, I like fresh ground pepper on my salad and I don't necessarily need a pepper mill on my table. Besides, as Toliver said, it is an anti theft thing. I can't count how many salt and pepper shakers left the restaurant each week when worked in one.

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I love it when the server comes anxiously with peppermill in hand eager to "serve" and you haven't even tasted the dish!

YES! This is probably my biggest restaurant pet peeve. Drives me bonkers.

So right, its so dated, dated, dated. Put the things way.

Jmahl

Then tell people to stop asking for it! When an occasional guest comes in

and IMMEDIATELY asks for *The Pepper Experience* when the salad course arrives

all my guessing is resolved and I know immediately the sum of their past culinary misfortune.

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I forget who it was, but I remember some comedian a few years ago calling the pepper-grinder guy "the peppier," pronounced "zee peppeeyay," of course. :cool:

I remember this skit -- "the peppier even moves from restaurant to restaurant"

I'm pretty sure it wasn't SNL. Almost Live, perhaps? Kids in the Hall? Couldn't find it with a quick Google.


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It was Kids in the Hall, with Dave Foley as the Peppier. Ah, wasted youth...

I, personally, hate the giant peppermill. There's the aesthetics angle, and then there's the assumption that I want pepper, and the other assumption that the dish in question is not properly seasoned.

Yeesh. Time to put the giant peppermills out to pasture, or better yet, collect them all and set up some kind of modern-art-giant-peppermill-forest installation.


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A waiter brought one to our table once. I responded by saying "Why, did the chef screw up when seasoning the dish?" He just walked away...

Dan


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Jesus. Thats just hilarious.

I know TFL offers a few different salts with one of their dishes. I think the youngest one is 25 million years old.

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I really don't know why everyone seems so negative about this. After a few drinks, the idea of a giant peppermill seems perfectly logical!

Here is a prime example from Mister Parker Restaurant in Palm Springs.

This reminds me of an old joke with the punchline, "Sir, I sold the small 'shoulder massager' for $10; I sold the large 'shoulder massager' for $20; and I sold your thermos full of coffee for $100."


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retro in a bad way, and I hardly ever say that


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