Here’s a link to one of my favorite blogs about the restaurant business, “In The Weeds”. Although the author now has a “real job” and doesn’t post as often as I or the thousands of her other readers would like, she can still sling it with the best of us….
In her latest post, CJ talks about a recent dinner out, on a Saturday night, no less. Like most of us in “The Biz”, she is a little on edge to start with (looking at the picture of the table they tried to foist on her party will help you understand why).
Going out to dinner on a Saturday makes most of us a little more than uptight, especially if we are dining somewhere “foreign”, where we are not assured of comped wine, appetizers and/or dessert because we know the Chef, the owner, the Manager, used to work there, whatever. No, when we are plunking down real dough, it’s a rare comfort to discover that your server is as good or better than you are. Being able to relax and get out of that “If I Were Waiting on Us, Here’s What I’d Be Doing” mode is a pleasure not experienced often enough.
Anyway, read her post, and then I’d encourage you to delve into her archives (ooh, that sounds kinda dirty) for more…