Friday, July 28


Are you a hot server? Do you know a hot server? Starting next week I will be featuring a industry employee of the week. Tell me why you deserve to be my first server of the week, and you must be willing to submit a photo. If you are in NYC I will come visit you in person at your job to take a photo! Submit all entries to

Thursday, July 27

Get Better Lindsay!

As I'm sure everyone knows by now, Ms. Lohan suffered from heat exhaustion and was rushed to a hospital yesterday. I truly hope you have a speedy recovery. You need to slow down!!

Anywho, so we may or may not have been talking about Linds in one of our celebrity guess who items. But, if we were, we also want to add that she may have threatened that person's job that evening (they were working at the club). Dina (her mother) has also been known to do that to a coat check worker who didn't get her coat quite fast enough.

I actually got to witness Dina out on the town one night. She seemed very friendly, VERY drunk and by the end of the night, one of her friends was in tears and Dina was hugging the bartender. What's wrong with this picture? Nothing. It is actually my typical Saturday night with my girlfriends. The question is, however, would you want your mom doing it?

A Restaurant Dating Service!!!!

I can't believe I've never seen this before!!! It is the of the service industry! It is true that the hours we work are odd and it is hard to meet people for dates, but wow! If anyone has had any success let me know!

Check it out at

Wednesday, July 26

Questions NOT to ask a Waitress

What are you doing after work? What we say: Not sure. I'm pretty tired. What we mean: Are you kidding, I've been working for 10 hours!..

So, why are you a waitress? What we say: Well, I also...blah blah, blah. What we mean: Seriously, what do you think? To make money! Come On!

Do you want to grab a drink after work with me? What we say: That is so nice of you, but I have a boyfriend. What we mean: I don't even know you! Just because I was nice to you all night doesn't mean I want to get a drink with you! (This is exempt if the server really likes the guy...and SHE'LL let you know!)

Are you a model or an actress? What we say: Yes or No (depending on what is true...or sometimes we fib to make the evening more fun). What we mean: If yes, I don't want to talk about it with you! If no, thanks for just assuming that since I'm a waitress I MUST be an actress/model. (FYI: Most I know in NYC are actually in school.)

Celebrity Guess Who?

I'm giving you guys one more chance...this time with more clues!

Which brand named retired athlete (a few times over) is notoriously known not to pay his thousands of dollars worth of bar tabs, and leave nothing for his servers? Swoosh!

Which fiancee of a female pop singer (who is most recently getting noticed for her rapid weight loss) left a $4 tip on a $4,000 tab? Clue: Not Al Reynolds, try again!

Which young Hollywood starlet threw a fit when she accidentally got walked in on in the bathroom of a NYC club? She wasn't actually using the "toilette", so what's the big deal?...No more clues on this one, it should be obvious! (This was after an infamous magazine article.)

Which two mogul hip hoppers were dining at Cipriani in downtown NYC, when a little lady accidentally knocked over their empty wine bottle? They admittedly insisted she buy them another! This was even though the server insisted it was empty!...
One is about to release a new album.

You Try Being A Waitress!

You think it is easy? You try your hand at being a waitress!

The Waitress Instructions:
You are a waitress and your job is to serve clients. Do it in 3 steps. 1. Take the order, 2. Bring the order and 3. Clean the table. Try to take an order as quickly as possible, dont forget to clean tables! See in game instructions for more detailed info. Ant Masamune scored 24379 points. Can anyone beat that? Have fun!

Click HERE to play!

Tuesday, July 25

Celebrity Tip or Tat?

I've heard many stories from fellow waitresses about celebrities they've waited on. I'm going to start off today with some consistently great tippers, saving the good stuff (or should I say the bad) for later. From NYC to LA, these celebs always take care of their server.

1) Mr. Clooney. I know you hate celeb gossip sites, but at least I'm patting you on the back!
2) Derek Jeter. (..and all of the other Yanks too!) We know you know what it is like to physically work hard, and we appreciate you appreciating us!
3) Ben Affleck. No conclusion on if he was an even better tipper when he used to be more intoxicated. Regardless, he consistently seems to always pay up and way over!
4) Sara Jessica Parker. Although I did read one story in page six that she forgot to tip once, but she ended up calling and it was a misunderstanding. Besides that, the former Ohio native never forgets those taking care of her!

more to come....

Monday, July 24

Tipping Guidelines

I promised many servers that I would write this. Today is a quick lesson in tipping. Now, since I was a server, I know I can be a bit of an over tipper. But this is how I've taught even my parents how to tip.

Start a 20%. Work up or down based on service. For example, if it was not so good, tip 15%. If it was awful, well you decide. If it was the best service you've ever had, maybe go up to 25%. Just please do not start your guideline at 15%. Most do not understand that the server has to tip out various people. So the server really isn't left with all of that money. And, instead of walking through life unassuming (that is if you've never been a server), watch a waitress. I know there are a lot of bad ones, but there are also ones that if you watch the process of you getting your order, there are a lot more to it than you think.

I truly believe that if you are more aware as a person, naturally you'll tip more. Try it; watch a server (I'm sure you'll pick the cutest one and it won't be that bad!).

Another rule of thumb, do not ever leave change! It is very insulting. There are some exceptions to this rule. Like if you are at a penny pitcher night and you leave rest of the dollar, fine. But if your bill is $50, DO NOT leave your change on the table. Unless, however, it was the worst service of all time. Be Careful. Let me remind you that if you are saying this every other day, maybe you don't understand the industry and you need to do that observation I was talking about! Or, if you have some free time, get a job as a server (it is a high turnover rate) and I guarantee you will never be a bad tipper.

One more thing, if you live in New York and you are a guy and you take a girl on a date (especially a girl that used to be a server), make sure you tip well. That is if you want a phone call back! Good luck and better tips for all!