We ate at Saputo’s the other night to celebrate my daughter’s 16th birthday (her choice). I like Saputo’s a lot. Mainly because they have good food –who would of guessed. But I think I like them even more now that I’ve realized something that I hadn’t noticed before. They have the basket of crackers sitting on the table and plates of butter are brought out as soon as you sit down. That was SOP back 30 years ago and before. Every sit-down restaurant did it. And as a kid I loved all the different kinds of wrapped crackers I could munch on before dinner.
It struck me the other night how you never see that anywhere but a few locally owned restaurants (locally to wherever you are, not just Springfield). So it’s all kind of nostalgic to me. I suppose that the chain restaurants don’t do it because you can “ruin you appetite” before even ordering an appetizer. It’s just plain bad for business for m, I’m guessing. So hurray for Saputo’s and the crackers & butter.