Skipping dessert at Glaze, Guard and Grace, or Steuben’s
Glaze has a full menu of savory plates, so if someone with a sweet tooth drags you here, you won’t starve just because you think you don’t like cake. Still, trust us, you will like the crazy, concentric-ringed, rotisserie-baked cake this cafe is known for. A lot. Meanwhile, the pastry chefs at both Troy Guard’s namesake steakhouse and Josh Wolkon’s mod-retro Uptown fixture are rising stars; you’d be a fool to let a little thing like a 22oz ribeye or green chile cheeseburger get in the way of sampling their creations.
Whining, haggling, or otherwise being that guy at Domo or El Taco de Mexico
At Gaku Homma’s shrine to Japanese country cooking, decent service is a crapshoot even when you’re totally agreeable, so you’re only hurting yourself by requesting soy sauce, substitutions, or special treatment of any kind. And as for El Taco: it’s a local institution, not Taco Bell. You know what you’re really asking for when you ask for free chips or beans without lard or, for Pedro’s sake, a discount? Bad karma.