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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.
Rather than focusing on obvious attempts to put one over on the FCC and the American consumer by "marketing" through its filing an illusory "A La Carte" offering, Sirius-XM should withdraw this misleading and disingenuous January 22 filing and submit a filing with a real a la carte offering that benefits the consumer.
From my perspective, from the CEO perspective, it's done really great things for us,'' said Richard Pocrass of Chocolates a la Carte.
An a la carte system would also impair consumer choice.
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.
0 adds new flexibility to the billing environment with its extensible architecture, increased number of balances to support multiple offerings, increased number of accumulators to calculate subscriber usage tied to bonus and discount plans, and a la carte services.
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.
Included in the price are accommodations in a Grand Class Suite with plunge pool or Jacuzzi and Bulgari amenities; all meals with a la carte service in the hotel's gourmet restaurant; access to the exclusive beach club and Sushi & Wine Bar; 24-hour in-suite room service; and a fully-stocked mini-bar with premium brands.
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.
The products and services can be utilized on an integrated or a la carte basis.
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.
We are pleased to see that this bill pushes forward the concept of themed a la carte family programming," said RCN Senior Vice President of Strategic and External Affairs Richard Ramlall.