How to Appropriately Make Out in Bars, According to Bartenders
"I’ve seen a lot of things. More than just kissing, honestly."
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Fast Food Week
When Fast Food Delivery Goes Horribly Wrong
Swingers, stoners, and so much nudity.
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.
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."