of things that surprised and intrigued us most about the
restaurant was that it's considered OK to bring your dog to lunch
(one lady had hers in a basket) and that it's proper to pass the
toothpicks and pick your teeth behind your hand. In fact, one of
the German men handed out the toothpicks to us.
also gave us sprigs of rosemary he pulled from his pocket, but we
still haven't figured out what we were to do with them. We assumed
they were a gesture of friendship.