A waitress at Outerlands. San Francisco, CA.
|Customer:||Do you have a dessert menu?|
|Me:||For dessert we have fresh scones and a white chocolate cheesecake|
|Customer:||But do you have a menu?|
|Me:||... The cheesecake is served with ice cream and is $6. The scones are served with jam and cream and are $3.50 each|
|Customer:||Is that on the menu?|
|Me:||...no. Im afraid our desserts change daily and so there isn't a menu.|
|Customer:||oh, that's a shame.|
Cantinas are rare jems in Mexico, a dying breed indeed. These old school bars often times are filled with middle and lower class people who enjoy getting shitfaced and talk about the rarity of Life.
There are certain “clubs” in Mexico that try to still carry that look and tradition of a Cantina, but if your cantina doesnt have some seriously weird people then it cant be called a Cantina at all. Something that made me really happy was to see Anthony Bourdains “No Reservations” episode on Mexico. He actually goes into a cantina, gets jolly and drunk and then serenaded by Mariachis. (not all cantinas are the same, some will be fine to go in, some others… well its better to skip)
Cantinas in Mexico are amazing because the good ones will feed you as long as you keep downing those drinks. What kind of foods? I have been to several in Mexico and some will just bring pop corn, some others will put an assortment of peanuts (yes peanuts get recycled but that doesnt even matter when you are on your 10th drink of the night. Some others will make it an entire “course”: Shrimp soup (caldo de camarón), Flautas, mini sopes, tacos de canasta you name it.
Who wouldnt keep drinking at these establishments? Amazing food, crazy people and booze flowing? These are the authentic cantinas, the ones that are hard to find, the ones that certain people will know about.
Go to Mexico and find out. You wont find it in that Taco Bell Cantina Menu thats for sure.
These sound like so much fun, just amazing! I wish our drinking culture was more small bar hole-in-the-wall places.
Saw this in the Herald Sun Weekend lift out, 21 July 2012.
Not sure I agree with it all - saying you’ll be back with a large group is more of a threat at my work- but I do like the bit about the chef with a meat cleaver.
I may pen my own guide to sending back a meal. Seems to me there are a lot of people who could use an extra lesson.
Minty Dog Cocktail
Yes! Subo is raising the bar for restaurants in Newcastle. There are plenty of places to eat in Newy, but a bunch of them are rubbish and others are all very similar/boring. Subo is offering something different and word of mouth is spreading.
If you go out to eat, and your server is awesome, TELL THEM! Let them know that you appreciate them, they’re doing a great job, they rock, etc. It doesn’t matter how you verbalize it, as long as you do. It’s a simple way to positively impact their day, which is normally filled with guests who can be extremely rude and condescending. I’m telling you, it really does make a difference. Alright, I’m done now.
Clean up your Facebook privacy a bit and check that potential employers can’t see:
- Your cooch.
- Any racist pages you’ve recently ‘liked’
-Pictures of you wearing tights as pants
-An ‘about’ which features phrases like “yeeeewwwwww!”
I have received about 70 resumes in the last week and have 3 (weirdly common) “don’ts”.
- Don’t include a picture of yourself. I will judge you.
- Don’t include all of your extra curricular activities and hobbies. If you make it to an interview you can ‘tell me about yourself’, otherwise, I just don’t care.
- Don’t include topless waitressing or working in a strip club or brothel on your resume. I don’t care if you were just doing bar work or reception. I will judge you.