July 8, 2015Mary Beth
Every Sunday, these two miserable crones would come in for breakfast before church. Maybe it was my imagination, but when they came in I swore a green mist would appear and a shrill cackle would be heard as they materialized into our dimension. It was the same every week: they would run me, complain about their
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May 9, 2015Out of the Weeds – A Pivots Perspective
The weeds. A funny way of saying “getting behind.” What’s not funny however is being ten tables deep with a lineup of chits piling up and a customer breathing fire down your neck because his pizza is taking 30 minutes. On a typical night, without warning, the kitchen can go from warm to broil in a matter of minutes. Think about this scenario for a moment. Friday night and it’s five o’clock. Servers, expediter and managers get a quick shift meeting to talk about what is going on that night. The kitchen is double stocking the cold tables and drawers, staff is ramping up for the service, prep is replacing everything we pulled from the fridges, and the Pivot is rolling up his sleeves and preparing for battle.
January 3, 201520 Things Your Server Wished You Knew
1. Your Seat Is Not Random. No, I am not putting you in the corner because you looked at me funny. No, I am not giving you the best table in the house because I think your boyfriend is hot. Your seat is based on server section rotation, upcoming reservations and let me see… RESTAURANT POLICIES! There is a very strategic reasons why you are seated where you are and if you ask to sit somewhere else after we seat you; you’re gonna have a bad time.
November 30, 2014The World’s Worst Waiter
We have all had bad service from time to time, you simply can’t eat out regularly without running into a shitty server at some point, and I’m okay with that. What I’m not okay with however, is the absolute slob of a server I had a few nights ago. I have been a waiter for about