Tall latte

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Thu Sep 12 20:51:14 UTC 2013

On 09/12/2013 12:59 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> On Sep 12, 2013, at 1:55 PM, Dan Goodman wrote:
>>> I'm in Portland, and twice I've had baristas ask for clarification
>>> on my = order of a "tall latte."
>>> AFAIK, "tall" is standard in Seattle for 12 ounces. I don't recall =
>>> anyone ever asking for a clarification.
>> When I moved to Minneapolis, I found that asking for "regular tea" got
>> me only blank looks.  Finally, I learned that to get standard orange
>> pekoe without milk or cream, I needed to ask for "black tea."
> And of course "regular coffee" in NYC used to be one with milk and sugar added.

I recall hearing about someone who, travelling around the US, would
order "regular coffee" to see what he would get.
>> I had previously lived in Ulster County NY, NYC, San Francisco, and Los
>> Angeles.

Dan Goodman
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