Dinner with the overorderer
How to get a free-spending restaurant companion to rein it in. Plus, a host who doesn’t have great chairs for guests.
Miss Conduct: We have a friend who, whenever we go out to dinner with a large group, begins ordering extras (wines, appetizers, etc.) without the input of those at the table. Money isn't an issue for him and his wife, but it is for us. Is there anything I can say?