Blood & Bone

It’s Tuesday and I’m doing laundry at the laundromat. Instead of watching my dirty clothes agitate and soap inside an industrial strength washing machine I decide to run some errands. I return library books, refill a prescription, buy stamps, and mail out bills. Then...

Restoration

As many of you know, Waiter Rant has been a mess since November of 2006. After an upgrade to the blogging software that runs this site, posts went missing, months of archived material were lost, and the character formatting was jumbled to the point where many of my...

Thank You!

I won the 2007 Bloggies Award for Best Writing of a Weblog. Many thanks to my fans, supporters, and everyone who voted for my website. I’m truly honored! Now I’m going to pop open that bottle of Veuve Clicquot I’ve been saving!...

Ask the Waiter – Offering the Waiter a Sip!

Dear Waiter Once in a while I like to bring a bottle of wine that I saved for a special occasion with me to a nice restaurant. I always do the requisite things: Check to see if the restaurant allows this, check the price of corkage, and tip generously for wine...

Ask the Waiter – Where’s the Server?

Dear Waiter: Your latest “Ask the Waiter” item about the lingering diners makes sense. However, on more than a few occasions I’ve found it almost impossible to get a check from my server. I’d think he/she’d be anxious for me and my wife to leave so a new party can be...