New-Restaurant Woes

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Foodie File blog has put up a crisply written post titled “Scenes from a New Restaurant,” wherein customers get keyed up about a new eatery opening and act like complete douche bags. The shortest of the entry’s three items:

Host: I’m sorry, we’re not taking parties more than ten for the first week while we get our legs under us.

Phone Lady: Well, what if I book it for ten and two more people just happen to show up? Are you actually going to turn them away?

H: No, of course not. We’re just trying to ensure that the kitchen doesn’t get overwhelmed during the first week so that the food comes out in a timely manner. We just don’t want you to be disappointed.

PL: Well that’s your problem, not mine.

It’s always entertaining to watch the oppressed server-tariat blow off steam online, and the Foodie File post is worth reading based on the strength of its “Rock Star” car parking story alone.

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