Why do restaurants think because they’re in a particular zip code they can charge more for their meals? I could see if they had high rents, but there’s one establishment at on Oak St on a corner that whips out their “special menus” during the holidays and other downtown events. The prices are higher-is that to justify a better meal? Not really, this meal on New Years eve was just marginal at best. And that was the consensus on all of our party of 6.
This year at the corn fest, we ate at a restaurant within the fenced off area and they too had a “special menu”. While this meal was better quality (really, I had a hamburger) the prices were jacked up. Again, is this because they were really better and the service was outstanding? A certain steak joint will never again get my business due to a waiter not being managed by his supervisor and just really bad service. I paid high dollar for the meal, expecting high dollar service and didn’t get it.
And what’s with this newspaper listing many restaurants in the area yet there’s but a few coupons for them? Places like Lumpy’s (who always have coupons) will always get my business; they have it all-good, no great service, realistically priced meals, and then an occasional coupon to boot.
Get a grip you greedy restaurant owners/operators. You ain’t getting my patronage if you overblow your worth. And I live in the 94513 and can well afford the prices. You haven’t demonstrated that you deserve them.