Dinner 07212012

Everyone has been talking about State Bird Provisions‘ interesting idea for table service. Essentially, they have copped the Dim Sum house idea of small plates being circulated by servers on trays and carts for the guests perusal and potential purchase. The big difference being that the servers in Dim Sum houses don’t have to explain every course to every table, the dim sum repertoire of dishes being a fairly stable set of dishes. Not only do the servers have to carry heavy trays around the dining room all night, but they have to go through the same explanation of each dish to every table, over and over. Whew, seems exhausting to me.


From Jul 23, 2012

Also, that 24 bus ride from Bernal Heights to the Fillmore sure is a long one! Thank goodness Fat Angel is on the other end and Wild Side West on ours. Otherwise, that trip might be a bit much, especially late at night. You certainly get to experience a whole spectrum of San Francisco’s colors on the ride.


From Jul 23, 2012

Life in the Service Industry

Server A: “I finally got my best friend to send me my albums.”

You mean vinyl albums or CDs.

Server A: “Yeah, vinyl albums. I have a bunch more at home, but she sent about 40. It was surprisingly cheap to send them as media mail.”

Cool!

Server A: “Yeah, I don’t buy CDs any more. If I can’t find it on torrent, I’ll maybe buy it from apple, but I haven’t bought a CD in a long time. Plus, when you buy vinyl, they usually give you the digital version for free.”

Nice! Yeah, I got a turntable for Michele for Christmas. I have a really excellent turntable I’ve had since college, but it’s belt drive, so you have to track down new belts every couple years. It’s just gotten harder to find the belts over the years.

Server B: “I buy vinyl and have a Crosley turntable, but I don’t really use it too much. I just mostly listen to digital.”