Jeff, you really nailed it with this article. I concur 100,00%! I just shared this with my Facebook fans -- I know so many of them will find it helpful. (https://www.facebook.com/VeganCoach
I would only add that in our experience it's best to try NOT to pull this off during the height of the restaurant's lunch or dinner rush for the best results -- or else call ahead (if you can) during a slower time to chat it up with the chef so s/he's ready for you.
Thanks so much, Jeff!
p.s. My hubby's name is Jeff. My friend jokingly calls me Sasshole. And we both know Matt S. What does it mean!??! :)