April 7, 2006

Seattle Not-Nice

"So how'd you feel about comping me two of 'em?"

Two of the six mini-burgers the dude just scarfed down at Cascadia. Cuz all of a sudden he decides they're "inedible." This after his girlfiend clicked shut her cell and alerted the barkeep the guy was enroute and "starving." Now, before we go off the deep end, these are one dollar bar snacks, the mainstay of Cascadia's happy hour.

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Barkeep demurs. "Let me know next time, I'll order them rare." Keeps his cool.

Me, on the next stool, I'm in the dude's face. Comp two bucks worth of bar snacks? "You're an embarrassment to the neighborhood," I say.

"Ten seconds, I'm going to lose my patience," sez the dude. Nine, eight, seven. Not nice, not nice.

Posted by Ronald Holden at April 7, 2006 11:45 AM


Please send him to my next Fine-Dining Etiquette Seminar and Wine Dinner.

Table manners play an important part in making a favorable impression. Learn how to be more polished and socially savvy for your next fine dining experience.

Join Certified Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer from Hospitality-and-Wine-Education.com as he covers the dos and don't of fine dining over a scrumptious six-course dinner prepared by Chef/Owner HansPeter Aebersold.

Dieter will address questions of etiquette, ordering and paying for mini burgers at Cascadia, pairing food and wine, how to complain and compliment, guest-server relationships, and tips for hosting a dinner. Four matching wines are served and a wine tasting primer is included.

Monday, May 22, 2006, 6:30 pm.
Geneva Restaurant, 1106 Eighth Avenue, Seattle.
$70 per person, includes dinner and wines.
Reservations required 206-624-2222.
Info WineDieter@cs.com .

Hospitality-and-Wine-Education.com is Seattle's premier consumer fine-dining and wine education, and restaurant employee training facility.

Geneva Restaurant is a proud DiRoNA - Distinguished Restaurants of North America - Award Winner since 1998. Zagat Survey 2003 voted Geneva Restaurant Number 1 in Seattle for Service!

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Posted by: Dieter Schafer at April 8, 2006 1:08 PM

Not nice at all, I mean it is 2 dollars. In my opinion, these miniburgers are way underpriced. Oh man I think I know what I am doing this evening...

Posted by: JD at April 7, 2006 12:46 PM