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Dinner Plans?

Graduation season is upon us and, over the weekend, I had to say goodbye to one of my oldest and best friends as he graduates from law school and prepares to move back to California. His parents hosted a small dinner and the planner/control-freak side of me was on-duty to make sure everyone enjoyed themselves so they wouldn’t have to deal with all the “little things.” Here are my tips for planning a celebration dinner at a restaurant. Pick a place you have been to before and enjoy not only the food, but the service. Service makes such a difference when you have a big crowd and if they can’t get it right when you go on regular night, having a large crowd isn’t going to be any easier. What to do before: When making the reservation, go in-person. It is important to know who you are dealing with and that they understand your expectations for the evening. If you are having a large dinner, and guests are going to split the bill, I recommend …