Monday, April 19, 2010

Yelp!

"Everybody is a food critic" is the new "everybody is a comedian." With that being said, Yelp.com is the new MySpace.com. This site offers people the opportunity to write a review about the restaurant or bar they happened to patronize. Most of the reviews people write are negative, referring to poor service, food quality, and overall dining experience. What's the new term for "get a life" people?!!

Here's a review from Andrea L. from Los Angeles regarding her restaurant experience:

"This place is just a letdown. When you choose to go to a nice restaurant for a girlfriend's birthday, what are you looking for? Great food, great ambiance, great service - hell, we would have been happy with 'good' food, 'good'.....
Saturday, dinner was at nine. Restaurant was pretty empty considering the night and time. They hit the mark on some of the aesthetic factor but the rest was lacking. Hate to say it but the food was just mediocre - despite the price. The highlight being my friends Ahi Tuna entrée, although she disliked most of the other items that came with it (wasabi mash, random head of bok choy..). Braised beef was passable but nothing fantastic. Same for the fries and the chicken curry soup (bland). Ah, and the service? When your restaurant is practically empty, I know it's difficult but please rise to the challenge of keeping some water in my glass and bringing the check in something that at least resembles a reasonable amount of time. Oh, and would you mind sending someone in to stock the bathroom supplies? That might be nice.."


Hey Andrea, if you want servers to re-stock the bathroom next time, that's fine. But then remember THEY are the ones bringing your food to your table. And then if you're wondering what that funny aftertaste is from the braised beef, it's probably something that came from the bathroom that the server had to take the time to re-stock for you. And Andrea still wonders why she's still single.

Here's the best advice I can give people when going out to eat for a good time... HAVE A GOOD TIME!

Until next time, "Bartenders and Servers don't pay their rent with compliments."

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