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Are we witnessing the demise of the "Peppier" from America's dining landscape?

Asked by JackAdams (6492points) September 15th, 2008

When one dined at some of the nation’s finest (5-Star) restaurants, a visitor to your dinner table might be the PEPPIER (pronounced pep-pee-YAY), who would ask if you would like some freshly ground pepper on your salads (or other dishes), and when you responded in the affirmative, he (usually a male) would produce a long, wooden pepper grinder and would operate it over your food, until you indicated that you wished for the grinding to cease.

He would then disappear from your view, and you’d probably never see him again, for the duration of your repast.

I’ve not seen this person in many a meal. Have they all been fired, eaten by wild carnivores, sacrificed on altars, or what? Where have they gone? Can we get them back, please?

SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING!!!!!

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scamp's avatar

They must have moved to New Jersey, because off the top of my head I can think of at least 5 places where they still do that.

tinyfaery's avatar

I notice that it’s mostly Italian restaurants that do this.

JackAdams's avatar

Italian? That’s interesting!

I guess I’ll have to find out the Government’s RDA for pasta… LOL

Thanks!

poofandmook's avatar

Jack… shake your own pepper, buddy.

JackAdams's avatar

Are you nuts?????

A true gentleman never grinds his own pepper!

Especially on the grounds of TARA, Suh!

scamp's avatar

Wait a minute.. I thought they salted Georgia.

JackAdams's avatar

[groans and vomits]

poofandmook's avatar

phone rings Hi, Kettle? This is Pot. I have some very disturbing news for you…

scamp's avatar

Would you like a little pepper on that suh? oh wait.. I mean to say pee pee yay.

JackAdams's avatar

Lord, help me! My innocent little question has taken on a life of its own!!!!

scamp's avatar

it’s ALIVE!!!!

poofandmook's avatar

Hey Jack… your question just made an accident on the floor in the corner…

scamp's avatar

Untrained pee pee yay, huh? rolls up newspaper

JackAdams's avatar

[Jack hurries back to the home]

scamp's avatar

cookie poof that was only half a word!!

stratman37's avatar

Anthony’s in West Point, MS still does it. I took my son there a couple of weeks ago. It’s a nice touch.

JackAdams's avatar

I think it is, also, although I’ve never been to Anthony’s at 122 W Main Street, West Point MS 39773–2859

I just hope that this custom or “service position” never completely disappears from the dining landscape.

stratman37's avatar

Or the cheesiere! I love when the chick from Olive Garden comes by with the Parmesan!

JackAdams's avatar

STRATMAN!!!!! What happened to Groucho?????

stratman37's avatar

Well, you changed yours! At least I kept the cigar.

JackAdams's avatar

You could have replaced it with Harpo

stratman37's avatar

Did Harpo smoke too?

JackAdams's avatar

No, only one.

stratman37's avatar

are you trying to pick a pun fight?

JackAdams's avatar

We are NOT going to do that here, ever again.

I’ll already have ONE ticket…

stratman37's avatar

I hope your premiums didn’t go up as a result.

JackAdams's avatar

Next time, PnL will probably lock me up…

And I would go to a PnL Colony

stratman37's avatar

yeah…how about those Peppiers!

JackAdams's avatar

Yeah! How about them?

They should win the pennant this year, if Magurski’s shoulder holds out.

stratman37's avatar

would the pitcher put some pepper on his fast ball? looking over my shoulder for PnL

poofandmook's avatar

Can you get in trouble for going off topic in your own thread? If the writer of the question condones it, is it okay?

JackAdams's avatar

I apologize to everyone for going off-topic on my own thread, and this will not happen again, with me.

Jack H. Adams

scamp's avatar

Hey, it’s your thread! Plus, I would not have laughed at that PnL colony joke if you’d stayed on topic!!

JackAdams's avatar

The Moderators are right in this case, and I agree with them.

Even though this is a thread that I started, “we” really should try to stay on topic, as much as possible.

After all, it’s not as though we are allowed free speech here, is it?

I mean, the US Constitution doesn’t apply to Internet Web Sites, does it?

Of course not!

scamp's avatar

What moderator? I didn’t see any of them complain here.

JackAdams's avatar

They do so via PM, and by the removal of posts, as has been done on other threads.

They are right to remove thread comments that they don’t like, and to Hell with the US Constitutional provisions mandating free speech.

scamp's avatar

Well, ya know, it is their site.

JackAdams's avatar

Yep! And their country, too.

scamp's avatar

Our country.. all of us.

JackAdams's avatar

NOT according to those who delete posts, just because they don’t like them.

scamp's avatar

I said it’s our country. It is their site. There is a difference you know.

JackAdams's avatar

[Pretend Moderator] Folks, we’re going off topic here. We need to return to the subject matter, which is the PEPPIER.

Please confine your remarks to that subject…

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