Well, I seem to have a bit of a dilemma. The hubs and I have this favorite little hometown restaurant and have been going there for about five years. We have gotten friendly with the waitresses and periodically the cook will come out to the table and check on things. Our dilemma is that we have noticed recently that the dining room doesn't see to be very clean. The salt and pepper shakers, as well as the ketchup and sauce bottles seem sticky. At first, we tried to rationalized this and attributed it to the nature of plastic, how sometimes it does feel a bit gummy.
Today we asked to have a fresh pot of coffee made, which the waitress gladly did. The coffee tasted ok, but a bit strong for my taste. After several sips, we realized the inside of the coffee cups looked really yucky. You know how a coffee cup gets stained? I thought that this was the case, but the hubs wet his napkin and rubbed lightly on the inside of the cup and the "stain" came right off. Needless to say we didn't finish the coffee and had we not been done with our meal, we would probably could not have finished eating, it was that bad.
What do I do? Should I call and speak to the manager and have them re-evaluate the dish washing procedures? Do I call the health department and have them do an inspection? If the things that are our in the open are this dirty, I can only imagine what the kitchen area must look like.
I certainly am hesitant to return to this little eatery, and it was one of the last food places that I felt was safe. We don't do fast food joints at all for many reasons, but mostly being concerned about what happens out of sight.
So what do you think I should do? What would you do?