what food do YOU gauge a restaurant with?
dunno if this has been discussed before, and fuck it if it has. we're going to discuss it again.
i don't care who you are, everyone has a food that they'll use to gauge how great a certain place to eat is. usually if that particular favourite dish fails to be repped to a standard you deem worthy of your wallet, then you won't return. for some it is soup. others, the seafood. maybe the fries or sandwiches. who knows? it does, of course, depend on the theme of the restaurant as well as what they serve, but everyone does have a dish that they'll use to effectively "test" how good the restaurant is.
for instance, my mom's is french onion soup. if the place doesn't have great french onion soup, she'll never go back. my dad's is chicken wings, while not always applicable, "if you can't make a decent wing then what can you make?" he might say.
for me it depends, though in my opinion if you can't produce a great fish & chips then you're going to hell. chili used to be a great measuring tool as well.
anyone else want to contribute? what do you feel a great place to eat needs to make correctly?