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Oct 9, 2009 12:47 AM

A brilliant idea for always getting restaurants to cook steaks and burgers perfectly

David Letterman had a guest on who saw a photo of a steak that was exactly the way he likes it. So he had the photo laminated and carries it in his wallet. When he orders steak he pulls it out and says to the server "this is how I want my steak cooked. What is that called here"/ Except for once when the chef told him to leave, he always gets his steak perfect.

I think that is both hilarious and genius. .

Even better you could load the photo on your phone.

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  1. A splendid idea if your wallet is not overstuffed with grandchild photos. I have a friend who says "do you want to see a picture of my pride and joy?" and then pulls out a small photo of a can of spray wax next to a bottle of diswashing liquid.

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    1. re: Veggo

      I totally want to do this. Love it.

    2. I like it! Though nosy friends always grab the phote section out of my pocketbook and I can imagine me sheepishly explaining to someone why it is that I have a pic of a steak or burger in my purse among the pics of DH and the kids. (toooo obsessed with food)

      1. so I should carry a picture of a charred hockey puck?? You never know it might work for me.

        1. Sounds good in theory, but when I go to a fast food joint and point at their signature burger it never looks like picture when I open the wrapper.

          1. I think I got this idea from jfood here on the boards. I have started stating I want my steak "with a warm red center" and have found that works.

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            1. re: Janet from Richmond

              now everyone in casa jfood orders that way AT HOME.

                1. re: bbqboy

                  you have no idea... :-) love those guys