Is it OK for bartenders to eat at the bar?
MS reader Dances With Cheesesteaks sent me this email the other day, about his experience out at a local restaurant. Check it out, and tell me what you think:
I was out last night for dinner at a local restaurant and thought of a new blog topic, based on our experience.
Here was our ordeal: We sat at the bar for a few drinks first, then ordered apps and dinner (I would rather not name the restaurant). There were two bartenders serving us. After our main course was served, BOTH bartenders began eating their dinner at the bar ...
Normally, I would have not noticed this behavior, let alone cared. However, our needs began to be neglected, as the bartenders were feasting on their dinner.
I realize bartenders, as well as the servers, can get hungry during their shifts. I just think that BOTH bartenders should not have been eating their dinner at the same time. I also believe that they should not have eaten their dinner in front of the patrons.
How in inappropriate were their actions? Tacky? What are your thoughts?
The food was excellent BTW!
Dances With Cheesesteaks