July 7, 2014 10:54 AM Subscribe
What are the best benchmark foods or drinks to use to test out a new restaurant or bar?
posted by DynamiteToast to Food & Drink (35 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
For example, I've often heard that the Negroni is the best drink to try at a cocktail bar to establish if they know what they're doing, and every time I go to a new Tex Mex place I want to try their fajitas (though my mom always had the same idea but with burritos). I would love to hear opinions about ethnic food, or even hyper-specific location based answers (i.e. in Houston if I go to a new place that has 3 or 4 Karbach beers on tap it makes me feel better about the place).