We were dining at local Mexican restaurant and were running our of salsa because the freshly fried chips were just that good. The next time the server swung by our table we asked for more. He delivered it in a carafe, pouring some into our empty dish and leaving the rest on the table. I had never seen that before and it struck me as smart yet simple solution to the problem of the empty salsa bowl. Most bowls are small, probably to discourage us from filling up on free chips. This way we could pour what we wanted and any leftovers were still in the bottle. We didn't have to keep asking for more and everyone was happy.
March 9, 2009