Friday, November 21, 2014

"Waiting"

This is the majority of servers in America feel today. I can't quite go into detail about it anymore, because this wonderful person #ThadraSheridan nails it.




Monday, November 17, 2014

Server Dreams!

The other day I was telling one of my favorite bartenders how I had a weird dream...

"I had trouble sleeping, but when I did the dream right before, I thought I was late for work... I dreamed... That I was on a vacation on a tropical island (I always have wanted to travel to Figi) where people with me had specific orders and I thought because of my bar and server knowledge I would get their drinks and figure out how I would teach/tell their server how to ring it in later."

Unfortunately, it appears that in dreams your subconscious is your worst enemy. As I was trying to make drinks, I couldn't find drinks. One specific item was peach schnapps, which I think came from watching American Horror Story. Where Elsa offered a gentleman some schnapps in her tent. Who knows!?

The amount of time it took for me to configure the drinks and thinking about how they didn't have their drinks boggled my dream brain. I had failed... I thought to myself. Has anyone had these dreams? As a server or bartender? PLEASE SHARE! I want to know!

This has been a continuous pattern this week. I think maybe I could just be a little stressed or worried about the managing style I have.

Again..share your story!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Beyonce #2 - 50 Shades of Grey!





You're Welcome!

Fifty Shades Of Grey -Beyonce #1

Fifty Shades of Grey "The Movie" was announced earlier this year with a trailer featuring a re-make of Beyonce's "Crazy in love".

If this wasn't enough to get our #B-paws wet...

The newest trailer was aired tonight on ABC during a commercial break of "SCANDAL".Beyonce was featured again, but with her song "Haunted" from her surprise album "Beyonce". Olivia Pope is definitely handling this situation in America!


Beyonce #1




Beyonce #2

See next blog...

Coming Soon! Hating on Haters!

There will be a weekly segment on this blog with awful reviews from Google, Yelp & anywhere else I can find them. I want to just point out how horrible and mean people are to restaurants. Needless to say most of them have never worked in a restaurant or know what good service might be. 

What ever happened to giving good reviews? There is probably about less than 25% good reviews out there. 


Monday, November 10, 2014

It’s Closing Time...





This has not happened to me in a while...BUT it does happen. (Read link above NOW!). I feel for the servers and I feel bad for managers who really have to endure the servers who ACTUALLY have to respond to the person who decides to stay at 9:58pm when a restaurant is set to close at 10pm. The guests tend to stay usually about an extra hour. Oh! and when the restaurant is corporate/chain/private group...etc... you must serve them with a smile. Your job may be on the line.

You will get a corporate person calling you first thing in the morning if you don't serve that guest...OR an Immediate e-mail to contact that horrible customer and apologize to them for being a douche.


Checking for Testicular Cancer! NSFW!

This is interesting... and might be the new trending thing for groups of guys to do. To help each other, of course!


Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces

This is something I could live in... I want to try to do something like this to my room. Minus the kitchen and shower. Should be able to afford that...With the help of IKEA?!



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Splitting Hairs!

Splitting Hairs... from your head to the food you eat at any restaurant.

I personally think hair found in your food isn't as gross as finding fruit flies in your liquor drink or just God Awful food!

Most of the time hair found in guests' food is there own. "How do you figure"?, you say...

Let's break it down... 1. Most kitchen staff are men who have really short or shaven heads. 2. Most restaurants require they wear a hat. 3. The servers are required to have their hair off their shoulders. (Although, I tend to catch a few touching their hair, which really pisses me off, and I immediately rush them to the restroom).

The funny thing is... most people find long women's hair wrapped around a chicken wing or at the bottom of their salad... How exactly does that happen? Unless someone in the plant who manufactures the raw meats or greens dropped hair out of their hairnets.

I just don't understand the logic... Is it that they don't want to pay for a full meal? Do they get off on writing bad Yelp reviews? Or just want to make the restaurant seem dirty? Either way, it's a growing issue. I keep looking at the hair and walk by the table and even though the guests swear it's not their hair (they must be color blind) it's an exact match.

As I sit at any restaurant or bar and watch other guests I see women are always playing with their hair even over their food. They are the ones who ALWAYS send back their food...from my experience...

Dare to Draw!

The photo attached is a quick sketch that my buddy Chris Murray quickly drew off a terrible facebook photo of mine.

Be sure to check out his blog and of course his talented art.