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à la carte

Available to be purchased individually instead of bundled with other items. Most often describes items on a menu that are not part of a main dish. I wasn't very hungry, so I opted to buy a few side items à la carte instead of a full meal.
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Team Goals: The Library a la Carte team was small, consisting of two reference librarians and a programmer, but it had fairly broad decision-making ability, which helped streamline the development cycle.
Andersen argued that a la carte channel subscriptions would be more costly in the long run because of the technology and bureaucracy required.
The FCC's Martin will soon release an a la carte study that should give comfort to the two groups most disgruntled by the way cable operates: dollar-conscious activists who claim that the price of monthly cable bills is soaring much faster than the rate of inflation, and parents who are convinced that networks like FX, MTV and Comedy Central are warping the minds of their children.
From my perspective, from the CEO perspective, it's done really great things for us,'' said Richard Pocrass of Chocolates a la Carte.
If the FCC had looked at adding the a la carte option for existing digital subscribers, it would have found that consumers could choose well over a dozen channels and still save money over what they pay now.
Unless you order an a la carte appetizer, a meal here begins with decent bread and three excellent dipping or flavoring sauces (chimichurri, malagueta, vinagreta) plus the crunchy farofa (cassava-root meal) followed by a very nicely executed, table-tossed salad.
Le ministere de la Communication a invite, hier, les editeurs a lui transmettre leurs appreciations sur l'avant-projet de texte relatif a la carte nationale du journaliste professionnel, au [beaucoup moins que]plus tard, le 31 aout[beaucoup plus grand que] courant.
Other Wolfgang Puck restaurants joining the celebration are Spago Beverly Hills with a special Bastille Day ala carte menu and the Frank Marocco Quartet with singer Angela Carole Brown, and Vert in Hollywood with its a la carte brasserie menu and cabaret-style live musical entertainment.
A four-course, prix fixe menu priced at $73 per person is available nightly, but the waiter hastened to add that patrons can also make a la carte selections from this menu.