Fine Dining vs. Fast Food

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In the mood for a quick bite or a night out. Well, what are the choices? McDonald?s is quick, cheap and convenient. They will have you enjoying your food just as fast as you can pay the cashier. On the other hand, though it is not fine dining but that could be your second choice. You could go to one of the finer restaurants such as The Washington Inn. Here, service is everything, speed is not. A relaxing evening is all that awaits you. So would you rather have a diet coke or a nice glass of say, White Zinfandel. The choice is yours.

Eating out at a fine dining restaurant is not just a decision, but rather an experience all in itself. Fine dining is just that, Fine, and they expect you to look as nice as the atmosphere you plan to inhabit for the evening. The Washington Inn is a very romantic, quite and formal environment.

Appropriate wear for such a place would be more along the lines of casual to the more up and up. A suit and tie is acceptable but not necessary. If you are looking to be a bit more comfortable then a nice shirt and khakis will work, but anything less and you will not be permitted to the restaurant.

An elegant dining experience does, however, come with a special price. By the time your night comes to an end, and you have been served that last cup of coffee; be ready to cough up a few bills for your party. Also, do not forget the minimum 20% tip for the great service you have received throughout the evening. The classic, ?how is everything? line is not thrown in for free. Well, you have paid the check and no need to walk to...