Recommended Reading 11/8

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Saturday night we had a notable guest at the restaurant.  I say notable guest rather than celebrity out of fear that many of my readers would only know her from Dancing with the Stars or Raising Hope.  The older folks out there would then facepalm remembering all of the great work she did in our childhood and before we were born.  A server, apparently not at all familiar with the etiquette in this situation, told their tables she was there.  Which lead to another server practically having to tackle a pair of guests on their way to disturb her.  In etiquette situations like this, I always look to Helena Echlin over at CHOW Magazine for the right answer.  She is the Dear Abby of restaurant etiquette in my mind and addresses this topic very well on her blog.  She has answered any number of restaurant etiquette questions and I agree with her on most all of them.

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5 comments on “Recommended Reading 11/8

  1. skippymom on said:

    You sure do your research for this blog – thanks – always such a good read.

    Oh, I can’t wait to read that post – that should be interesting.

    • tipsfortips on said:

      It actually comes in handy at work too. I was waiting on a guy Saturday night. I was recommending the Wild Salmon and explaining that the season would be over soon. He rolled his eyes at me and said, “Salmon grows everywhere, there is no season.” I proceeded into an explanation of salmon spawning habits and extinction problems in the Atlantic. He looked up at me and said, “you know far more than I expected you to.” He did not lip off to me again during the meal, ate the salmon, and loved it.

  2. yellowcat on said:

    Thanks for the mention!

    One time Harrison Ford came in to eat at a restaurant where I worked. He was all decked out like a biker and I didn’t recognize him, but he was familiar. I asked the bartender who the guy was and he told me and asked if I wanted to meet him. Now I’ve had the most amazing crush on Harrison Ford since I was a teenager, so I did what any self respecting person would do in that situation. I left him alone. He was having dinner with some friends, obviously out of his celebrity personna, and I didn’t think mobbing him would be very nice. Unfortunately, some people who thought they were much more high class than me (cuz I’m a waitress and they’re not) insisted on meeting him, made a huge scene, ruined his dinner and caused him to leave. Jerks.

    • tipsfortips on said:

      One of my childhood heros comes into my restaurant regularly. I had always heard around that he was a jerk. He has always been completely cool with me. Now when people tell me he is a jerk I ask why. Generally it has something to do with them walking up to him at a restaurant and him not taking the time to talk with them extensively. Makes me wonder who is really the jerk in that situation.

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