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kilmanonlinelogo150.jpgThe Washingtonian dining editor Todd Kliman reveals his tactics for when one decides to leave a restaurant before ordering: "The best thing to do is to not try to sneak out. Call the waiter or waitress over, say something to the effect of — this is not what we were hoping for, sorry — and get up and leave." Even more awkward is leaving after the first course arrives, so Kliman suggests calling over a manager and explaining your decision as "clearly and unemotionally as you can." [Washingtonian via Eater DC]

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