Restaurant Confessionals

Munchies

How to Appropriately Make Out in Bars, According to Bartenders

"I’ve seen a lot of things. More than just kissing, honestly."
Ian Burke
11.12.18
Restaurant Confessionals

How to Treat Your Bartender Friends, According to Your Bartender Friends

“Please don’t put my full name in this—I’m about to tell you how much alcohol I give away.”
Ian Burke
9.5.18
Restaurant Confessionals

All the Terrible Things I’ve Seen While Bartending on Valentine’s Day

“I barged the toilet door to find this girl, one leg on the disabled bar, being humped over the toilet by the busser.”
Anonymous
2.14.18
Restaurant Confessionals

How to Break Up a Fight in a Restaurant Kitchen

The tension between them slowly built up day after day. Working alongside them was the equivalent of living in the ‘hood when two rival gangs were at war, you could almost cut the tension in the kitchen with a knife.
Anonymous
1.22.18
bars

Being a Bouncer Means Breaking Up Lots of Fights Over Spilled Drinks

If you can picture it, I’m 6’ 8” and 315 pounds. I was always considered the nice guy out of my friends, and I don’t have a threatening or intimidating manner. But I’ve now been doing security for eight years.
Anonymous
1.8.18
Restaurant Confessionals

Every Trick Your Waiter Uses to Rip You Off on Wine

A sprawling wine list can be overwhelming, and if you don't know much about wine, there's a good chance you're going to get swindled.
Anonymous
10.2.17
Restaurant Confessionals

Hustling Weed on the Side Helps Keep My Restaurant Open

In this edition of Restaurant Confessionals, we hear from a restaurateur who makes ends meet through less than legal means.
Anonymous
9.13.17
Restaurant Confessionals

How I Learned to Hire Chefs Who Aren’t Drug Dealers

You could tell there was something dodgy about him. He had this toolbox that didn’t have any good knives in it.
Anonymous
9.4.17
Restaurant Confessionals

These Are the Worst Jokes That Waiters Tell for Better Tips

"I think the customers like my jokes. I guess you kinda have to be there to get it at the time."
Thieu Custers
8.29.17
Fast Food Week

When Fast Food Delivery Goes Horribly Wrong

Swingers, stoners, and so much nudity.
Simon Espholm
7.24.17
Restaurant Confessionals

I Delivered Edible Arrangements to Dead People, Side Chicks, and Celebrities

Everyone is so thrilled to get these weird topiaries of fruit, and every day, I’d get a glimpse into someone else’s life.
Anonymous
7.19.17
Restaurant Confessionals

How to Survive a Bar Brawl

"Anything that anyone could get their hands on, they were grabbing it. I saw one guy get hit by a table and he just bounced back and punched the other guy."
Anonymous
7.14.17
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