April 2009

My wife and I love dining out and especially at Italian restaurants. So, we go to a local place in South Florida with no rez but decide to wait at the bar and have a drink. We notice that the bar seating area is first come first serve and doesn’t require a rez. Soon a […]

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My family used to go on vacation to the same town every year. There was a restaurant that came highly recommended from local friends, but on our first visit we weren’t very impressed. Still, the next year we decided to give it another try. We ordered and waited. And waited. And waited some more. Finally, […]

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When I was in college I waited tables at a popular local Mexican restaurant. We typically had a pretty good lunch rush, so handling the bigger sections could be a challenge, which our management realized. As they were all former servers they were awesome when it came to backing us up. One afternoon I was […]

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Kids On The Hoof

April 16, 2009

in Kid Stories

My co-workers and I had gone to eat a quick lunch at a “family-friendly” steak/chicken restaurant while attending a conference in Arizona. Now, when I say “family-friendly” I mean kids can order kid style meals there and maybe get a balloon, but otherwise it was an sort of an adult atmosphere. This wasn’t one of […]

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This happened a long time ago but it is hard to forget this. An employee who can’t keep orders right is one thing, but what this employee at a B. Castle in Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area, Michigan did was very inexcusable. Way back in about 1985 or ’86 (back then this fast foods restaurant was only […]

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My sister had recently started college on the East Coast, thousands of miles away from home and from any friends she had. Her birthday was fast approaching and in an effort to make sure she had someone to celebrate the day with, I flew out to Boston to take her out for the weekend. We […]

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A friend of mine and I are constantly swapping stories of weird and unusual things that happen to us at drive-thru’s. This story is just one of MANY that have occurred at various locations of the same fast food restaurant. Let my begin by saying that I almost never eat fast food. About 90% of […]

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Some years ago my partner and I had our worst dining experience ever. I have a short memory for such things, but this one was so appalling, I still recall it vividly. We chose to go to a moderately-expensive Italian eatery in the suburban area where we were living… we had eaten at this place […]

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Hey Dev, Hi there. This always happens to us: we go to a restaurant, I ask for a booth, which I prefer, and even if the entiiiiiiiiiiiire restaurant is virtually empty, they invariably stick us in the booth right next to other people. Why is this done???? I like to have a buffer zone between […]

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I was working at a not that great $15 plate chain restaurant one evening. The restaurant closed at midnight. I was pretty busy up until midnight and did not have time to do my cleanup and side chores that all chain restaurants require of servants. Just as I was about to begin my duties, at […]

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