Date: Wed, 17 Jan 1996 12:20:35 EST From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer Subject: Re: Denny's question reformulated To me, "family restaurant" suggests not a fast-food place like MacDonald's, but a place serving what I think of as vaguely old-fashioned American food (they should do a good meatloaf, for example, and have pie for dessert) and to which you wouldn't go on a date because there'd be too much noise. (You might go there with a spouse, but not to court.) And "family style" means you're sharing your food, instead of each ordering different things. This can be a way of ordering in a Chinese restaurant, or it can apply to some restaurants in the Pennsylvania Dutch country, where you tell them how many people you have in your group, and they show you seats, and food starts appearing--the bill is per person, regardless of whether you personally ate the ham, or took thirds on the fried chicken, or decided you wanted lemonade. Vicki Rosenzweig vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] | rosenzweig[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] New York, NY