(Closed) Beef or Filet: What should I put on the reponse card?

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

we did both – filet of beef 🙂

I see you don’t have room for that though. I’d go with beef

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I”d put beef, personally.  

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Woops. Just saw no room for phrase… can you reword anything else to make it fit?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ajillity81:  If there is no room, I’d say just beef as well. Even though “filet” means just a cut of some kind, most people take it as meaning fish, including me sometimes.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper

I agree with others — I think it’s most important to avoid confusion here. I’d go with “beef.”

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’d see if you could make room for it.  And saying  filet mignon is no more “hoity toity” than saying crabcake.  It’s the name of the food.  It’s nice to let people know what they’re ordering – “beef” is different than “filet mignon”, in the same way that “crab” is different than “crabcakes”.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Write it out or put “beef.”

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I absolutely think “beef” will suffice. There’s no room for misundertanding this way. If you said “filet” and even just one person misunderstood, that’s still one unhappy person you might have to deal with. Most people who like beef would choose it whether it’s filet or another cut anyway. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Perhaps “steak” would be a good compromise? I’d just worry because “beef” can be so many things … it could be Beef Wellington or Beef Stew or something really odd that I absolutely don’t want to eat. But steak — then I know exactly what I’m getting if I pick that option!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’d say steak. I would normally want crab cakes over beef, but I hate to miss a good filet mignon.

 

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@ajillity81:  I definitely think beef when I see “steak”

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ajillity81:  Never in my life have I seen the word “steak” and thought something other than beef!

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