Reader: Let servers and bartenders get the kitchen crew's booze
A couple of restaurants in town are now listing items that diners can order for the back-of-the-house, including a six-pack for the kitchen crew, in order to further enhance their meal.
In a post about these new drink-list requests yesterday, Laura Shunk wondered if this trend was charming -- or irritating.Here's Widow's take:
The servers and bartenders are the only ones that should be sending drinks to the kitchen. They benefit the most from the kitchen's hard work, and the many times I see them doing shots with each other on the house, seems it won't cost 'em a dime either.
How about this?, every free beer you give me for warming a seat at your bar and making the place look more lively, I'll reciprocate by buying a beer for the kitchen. win-win.
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