Monthly Archives: July 2007

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Restaurants: The New Sweatshops?

There’s a great article on Time.com titled Restaurants: The New Sweatshops? “Eating out has become as American as apple pie, but for those manning the kitchen, restaurant work is anything but an American dream. Dishwashers, waiters and delivery people are increasingly served up unfair pay,

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The Best of Creative Nonfiction

A while back I mentioned one of my old posts, Cold Autumn, was selected for inclusion in W.W. Norton’s anthology, The Best of Creative Nonfiction, edited by Lee Gutkind. Well, it finally went on sale and you can buy it at fine bookstores everywhere or

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Behind Enemy Lines

It’s a perfect Friday evening and I’m sitting at a wrought iron table outside Café American. Sitting across from me Beth and Celine, two of my former co-workers, are drinking Cosmopolitans and chattering away like schoolgirls. Hiding out of view behind a street corner is

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Ask the Waiter – Late Night Dining!

Dear Waiter: Here’s a question that came up tonight, and I’d like your opinion: How late is too late to go into a sit-down restaurant, of either “fancy” or”chain” variety? Because of my work schedule and preferences, I rarely eat at fancy restaurants, but when

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Ask the Waiter – Are you a Liar?

Hi Waiter: I’ve been reading your blog for some time now as well as other waiter blogs and I do have a new appreciation. Have you ever lied to a customer? Have you ever served a customer something other than what they specifically ordered? For

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Ask The Waiter

Waiter: Over the past year, my girlfriend and I have forsaken going to church in favor of the other American Sunday morning ritual—brunch. Most of the brunches in our part of the world, are buffet-style, which is generally okay with me since it allows me