It's Friday evening.
It's the end of my first week back after our trip to Italy.
We may go out and grab a bite to eat.
Nothing fancy; just nice and simple. We will probably just go to an old stand-by, Tijuana Flats.
But, I'm looking forward to two things:
#1 Free water-there's no such thing as free water at restaurants in Italy. Even acqua di rubinetto or, as we say, tap water, was served in a Carafe (and not a large Carafe) and would be about 4 euros/Carafe.
#2 No Coperto: "the seating charge" added to every bill. It was usually anywhere from 2.50 to 4 euros/person. It was originally started years ago to cover the cost of washing the linens and providing the free stuff-like pane or, as we say, bread.
(We spent a fair amount of money but it didn't feel like it because euros look/feel so much like monopoly money!)
So, a meal out without a Carafe or Coperto (C squared)!
We had a great time in Italy but it's good to be home!