French restaurants where your looks decide your seat


Two trendy Parisian restaurants have been accused of seating guests according to how good-looking they are to raise the tone of the establishments By Henry Samuel(UK Telegraph) Paris Two trendy Parisian restaurants have been accused of seating guests according to how good-looking they are to raise the tone of the establishments.Former hostesses have claimed thatContinue reading “French restaurants where your looks decide your seat”

Reality TV @ Its Finest “Amy Baking Company” Kitchen Nightmares (Its must See TV)


There are  many people who poo poo reality television they see it as  vast wasteland of mold designed to rot the brain.  (an actual statement)   There is some truth to that.  Like scripted TV there is a  different formulas .         Kitchen Nightmares  is what I would call the Cinderella formula.Continue reading “Reality TV @ Its Finest “Amy Baking Company” Kitchen Nightmares (Its must See TV)”

Moscow Waiters, Don’t Snatch My Plate!


Save for price, Muscovites should be proud of their developing restaurant scene. But there is one inescapable thing from an expat perspective that drives me crazy about Moscow restaurants: Plate Snatching by Moscow waiters. Plate Snatching is the senseless criminal act of a waiter prematurely snatching a customer’s plate during the dining experience. Moscow waiters have an enshrined compulsive obsessive need to snatch away yourContinue reading “Moscow Waiters, Don’t Snatch My Plate!”

The Promise of a Dirty Restaurant (Training Gone Wrong)


After watching the staff perform basic duties, I had a moment ,a few weeks ago at  a Roseville restaurant.   I flashbacked to my children when they were coming up. It went a little something like this. I need you to clean the living room .   Using the dust  cloth, in the third drawer in the laundry room.  You needContinue reading “The Promise of a Dirty Restaurant (Training Gone Wrong)”

Red Vinyl Chairs Must Be Killed


I was THU (Tired Hungry and Unreasonable) a community meeting went way too long.  I wanted to eat, turn on my Mp3  player and just be still.. Food meant now,  anything warm at  a Seven Eleven  a gulp of some kind or fast food, I don’t care.  I’m not counting numbers.   I forgot, I  carpooled, and I’m theContinue reading “Red Vinyl Chairs Must Be Killed”

CELL PHONES USERS : Listen UP! We really ,NO REALLY, don’t want to hear your conversations.


At the bus stop, in the bus, train, plane.  In the theater at a restaurant,  IT CAN WAIT…. I love my Samsung sidekick, I have written blogs, paid bills, bought airline tickets  and made reservations and checked movie times.  There are days I often wonder how I got along without it…. and yet I did.    Continue reading “CELL PHONES USERS : Listen UP! We really ,NO REALLY, don’t want to hear your conversations.”

“Restrooms” The Eyes of the Restaurant


Assuming your tub and shower are clean, how long does it take you to clean your restroom at home? 10,15 minutes? A  Restaurant’s public restroom could just be an indication to the  cleanliness of the restaurant.    On occasion I have checked out the restaurant’s restroom before being seated.,.     On Sunday, our group stopped at a mid town Sacramento restaurantContinue reading ““Restrooms” The Eyes of the Restaurant”