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When I am Copyeditor General ...: Dinner will be tasty and typo-free


Dinner will be tasty and typo-free

Typos in menus: could there be a better way to combine my favorite pastimes? Here's a roundup of some of the best.

Would you prefer to order from the ala cart menu (as offered at the St. Louis Hyatt) or the prefix menu (as offered at Ricardo Steakhouse in NYC)?

Which begs the question: is there such a thing as a suffix menu? Would that be dessert only?

Tempo in Alexandria, Virginia, takes a different approach with their "price-fix" menu, which I assume is an attempt to sell all dishes at the same price as competing restaurants.

Let's begin ...

Mescaline salad--theoretically, this has been illegal since 1970. Yet it keeps cropping up on menus everywhere. Shouldn't the DEA do something about this?

Not in the mood for salad? How about a nice piece of beef? Or possibly jungle cat?

Perhaps something from the sea?

(Will also bring your car around after the meal.)

And now would you like to see the desert menu?

Oh, but you know I'm not the only one who obsesses over this stuff. There are so many eagle-eyed diners out there ...

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