Dinner Out with Serve by American Express

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One of my most favorite things to do with my family and friends is go out to eat. As someone who spent a long time working in the service industry as a fine dining server, cocktail waitress and bartender, I have a decent amount of etiquette and food knowledge. I love eating good food, drinking amazing wine and most of all, I love spending time doing all of these things with my favorite people. There is always an awkward moment at the end, though, when everyone goes to throw in their credit card and divvy up the bill more than a few ways. I know that it’s not only NOT fun for the server, but it also can be uncomfortable to divide the bill exactly amongst more than a few people.

I was invited to try Serve, the new service and app from American Express that makes sending money to friends easy. As a part of this program, I was able to take my family out to a beautiful dinner at The Water Club, a gorgeous restaurant on the East River just before Christmas. We ordered an amazing Chardonnay from Napa to pair with our entrees: Two Grouper specials, Beef Wellington and my stuffed pork chops with an amazing side of quinoa and almonds.

The best part: at the end of the meal after indulging in a gorgeous strawberry shortcake dessert, my sister paid for the entire meal on her card and we were able to send her money right there from the Serve app. She had the cash in her account at that moment-easy peasy. It actually left us with more time to finish our coffee and spend more time chatting with each other than fussing over the least fun part of eating out: Paying.

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We all appreciated this experience and the special time spent together, and I’m sure there will plenty of times when I’ll need send my sister and mother money in the future.

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Remember to sign up for Serve and receive $10 credit towards your first use. Comment below within the next 7 days for your chance to win an extra $100 credit to your account! Official sweepstakes rules and regulations may be found by clicking here. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

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