Monthly Archives: October 2009

Good Times

Went in at 6:30 as the closer and served 5 tables the whole night before cashing out at 10:17 with $122 in my pocket after tip out. I must say these days there is an early rush which if you are closing you miss anyway as by 9:00 on weekdays the place is dead. Now […]

The 5 Answers to Today’s Quiz

Okay now that you have tried to answer some of this morning’s quiz here they are. 1. The Negroni has gin in it as well. Sweet vermouth , campari , and the gin are served in equal amounts over ice and the garnish is with an orange. 2. Chasselas is the grape for making the […]

Thursday Quiz

Here you go for this week’s quiz. 1. An Americano cocktail and a Negroni cocktail both have sweet vermouth and campari in them. What liquor does the Negroni have that the Americano does not? 2. CrĂ©py is a light bodied white wine that can be made slightly sparkling coming from the slopes of the Haute […]

Why I Always Want to Work at Fullspeed

You know some people during service have to have their chit chat or their smoke break instead of moving that table of theirs’ along so that they will get up and leave eventually. There always is something you can do like clear the empty glass , get the person another drink , clear the plates […]

The State of Mind The Guest Is In Makes the Difference

I haven’t posted lately so that I could catch up on some rest and do something else rather than plant myself in front of the computer. In fact it does one good to switch focus once in a while as family members have taken turns being sick in the house whereas I have so far […]

I Think Some People Live Under a Rock

It was dead again last night but I got the star table of the night. This young couple in the early twenties comes in and you can tell they might have been dating for the first time cause when it came to pay the bill they went half. Anyway they come in with two Starbuck’s […]

How Did You Do?

The answers to today’s quiz are the following. 1. Sbrinz comes from Switzerland. 2. Palombe is what a wood pigeon is called in Southwestern France. 3. Grape varietals are only found on French wines coming from the region of Alsace. 4. That orange – red fruit the size of a cherry is the rowanberry. 5. […]