Just went in for lunch because the nearby deli was full, basically my senior mother ordered an all-you-can-eat salad and soup. She was full on the soup and hadn't started to eat her salad. So me mr common sense asked for a to go box for the salad she never started. Watier refused, made an embarrassing ordeal, saying it was restaurant policy to not allow take outs on all-you-can-eat ordering. I was embarrassed that other patrons in the restaurant had to witness this insanity. I explained that she did not touch her salad, that this was not the third salad she was on, that she never touched her first salad, so it was totally reasonable in my opinon to ask for a to go box for the uneaten first generation salad. I asked for the rude waiter to send for the manager. He said the manager was not around. There was a tense minute of silence. Then finally, a busboy brought out a packaged salad to go. The waiter came back and said he did not want to lose his job over packing the salad to go but would allow it. I ended up giving the packaged salad back to the busboy who had tried to giving it to me furious, my lunch ruined by the whole affair. As far as the wine quality of the house merlot, inferior to Marios. I am not a huge fan of Marios, but the house merlot tasted better. The pizza is also better at Mario's. Shakeys sitll has the best pizza IMO, which needs a location in the East Coachella Valley. Its not trendy or LA, but vitally necessary for us average folks.