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Breast Milk Macchiato

There are too many choices for milk nowadays.  Organic.  Almond.  Breast?

Soon "breast milk" will be the new craze everywhere, and people will be ordering it for their Lattes thanks to the constant problem of breast feeding in restaurants.

The policia teta have been called upon again to smack the cuffs on the latest perpetrators of breast feeders in restaurants.  This isn't the first, nor will it be the last time.  But to celebrate my 100th Bitter Bistro post, what better way to celebrate then to debate the issues of breast feeding in restaurants.

I am going to say that I am "pro boob," but I am against them being out to feed your child while you are dining in a restaurant.  I get it.  It's natural, it's best for your child, but most people go out to a restaurant for a good time, and your breast-feeding is not included in the price of an entree.

"Waiter!  Can you do something about this?  That woman's breast is exposed and I'm trying to e…

Cook and Server Rivalry

Cooks will NEVER understand the heat we take as servers for THEIR mess ups on food. @itsaserverslife@Server_Bitch
— Jennifer ✨ (@jennn_loves) July 18, 2013There has been a long battle that can rival that of the Montegues & Capulets, Biggie & Tupac, and even Foreigner and Journey... the battle between Cooks and Servers.

I've never seen so many altercations happen in a restaurant than between those two groups.  As stated in the above tweet, cooks think that servers are lazy and don't know how to take food orders, while servers think cooks are slow and don't care because they are not on the front line taking the heat if the food is wrong, or took a long time to get to the table.

Servers are instantly resented by the back of house staff.  Maybe because they think that we make the most money in the restaurant.  Since we work off of tips, the cooks just see us walking with cash and immediately think we make more.  But the trade off is if it's slow, than cooks make …

The Vegetarian Battle

Vegetarians are slowly trying to take over restaurants.  And I do mean slowly, because they can't move that fast do to their lack of protein.  
I am actually confused about what exactly is a vegetarian.  Doing some research online, I found the following definitions on the site www.vegetarianvegan.com
VEGETARIAN:  Vegetarian is a blanket term used to describe a person who does not consume meat, poultry,  fish, or seafood.  This grouping includes Vegans and the various sub-categories of Vegetarian; however, it generally implies someone who has less dietary restrictions than a Vegan.
But then to confuse things even more, they also have subcategories.  Like these:
SEMI-VEGETARIAN:The term Semi-Vegetarian is usually used to describe someone who is a vegetarian who consumes dairy products, eggs, chicken, and fish, but does not consume other animal flesh.
OVO-LACTO-VEGETARIANOvo-lacto vegetarians are Vegetarians who do not consume meat, poultry, fish, and seafood, but do consume eggs and…

The British and Australian Conflict

The should be more books written about how to get free stuff.  If there were, they would probably be written by a lot of the customers that I have served.  This is not a new subject for me to write about, but it keeps happening to me, and in different ways.

Most recently, I was serving (what I thought was) a fun four top.  Two couples that were either from the U.K. or from "Down Under."  Sorry, but sometimes it does get tough to distinguish the two accents.  The only thing that really makes me tell them apart is that British people tend to be overly polite, and Aussie's tend to be overly friendly.  But in the end, both cultures tend to be overly bad tippers.

However, I wasn't focused on the outcome of the situation, but rather on making sure all of my tables were having a good time, and if necessary, overtly telling them that GRATUITY IS NOT INCLUDED.  But at this point in the service, everything was great.  The couples were enjoying themselves, drinking some wine, …

The Dog Days of July 4th Weekend

This was a tweet I wrote before July 4th.  If you live in Los Angeles, it bares the truth as the only places to be at the time, are the places at the beach.  And since neither of the two restaurants I work at are far from the beach, they have been both extremely slow.
Unless ur restaurant is by the beach don't bother showing up for ur shifts on the 4th #ThingsOnlyServersKnow@RoDelleGrazie#serverprobs
— Bitter Party of 1 (@thebitterbistro) July 2, 2013 I even got cut from two of my shifts this past week.  One of them being on July 4th.  That should be fantastic news, but when a restaurant makes cuts for the night, they usually don't do it within a timely manner in which you would be able to catch up with the rest of the world to be able to participate in anything fun.  And by the time that cut had happened, the roads that lead to the beach were more backed up than the 405 freeway on a,... well... just more backed up than the 405 freeway.

That was just one of the establishment…