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This is Australia. The Land of Milk and Honey. And angry Greek restaurant owners.

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I remember Singapore. I learned a lot there. For one, Jack Sparrow doesn’t know Jack Shit about Singapore. In five years of working there I never once saw a tight corset, let alone it removed publicly with zeal and gusto. Quite the opposite, it’s a place of lawfulness. It’s a place of fearsome efficiency. And […]

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I was once dining out at an Italian restaurant which I had been to many times before. I was just eating my garlic bread when I heard what sounded like water dripping. I ignored it and carried on eating when I saw water dripping from a crack in the ceiling. Okay no big deal, I’m […]

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About 4 years ago, to celebrate an occasion when I was in primary school, we went to a local pizza restaurant. We had been here several times before and we were satisfied with the service and food. But on this particular night, we were shocked with the service that we were provided with. We had […]

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Quite recently a rather unusual and downright dangerous incident took place in the kitchen at the restaurant where I work. We have these huge pots to cook our soups and other hot meals in. There was a big pot of boiling oil on the grill for our meat dishes that we were serving that day. […]

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I had a reservation March 4th @ 7pm – party of 6, at “M’s” in Miami. Overall, our experience at M’s was very costly and painfully sub-par. I read their website’s bios etc. and all of their press, especially from NYC critics, including the NY Times and James Beard pieces. M’s should NOT believe everything […]

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A few years ago, I took a friend to a well-known Hunan-style Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. The restaurant is very small, with only a dozen or so tables and a counter where you can also eat. Behind the counter is the “kitchen” where the cooks wok up the orders. Hunan food is very hot […]

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My wife, mother-in-law, and father-in-law ate at one of those Japanese restaurants where the chef prepares food on a grill in front of you. The chef was showing off his juggling skills in front of us and others who were sitting at the table. He’d toss large wooden salt and pepper shakers into the air, […]

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