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Servers and bartenders that smoke

Smoking is not allowed in restaurants and bars in Minnesota. I appreciate it a lot.
My feedback was directed at servers and bartenders. They are in the service industry. I was too for many, many years and appreciated feedback from my guests that would provide them a better dining experience, and allow me to be a better server.
I do live with it in many situations but when it comes to dining out at an expensive restaurant where service and ambiance are a large part of the experience, I will vote with my dollars and choose other servers/restaurants.

Mar 10, 2013
EBetsyMeyer in Not About Food

Servers and bartenders that smoke

Advice to all servers and bartenders that smoke. Your habit negatively impacts diners experience and your tip. I've been to 2 restaurants this week - In Season and Pittsburgh Blue - and the servers were smokers. Both times our table was greeted with leftover smoke from what you couldn't exhale "out back" and it's extremely unappetizing and offensive. This left a fowl impression for the group. Your breath and odor in clothing does not dissipate. Please consider how your habit impacts your guests that you are serving - and remember we are ging out for an enjoyable experience.

Mar 10, 2013
EBetsyMeyer in Not About Food
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Tulsa, OK Restaurants

Thank you - awesome list!

Mar 02, 2013
EBetsyMeyer in Great Plains

Tulsa, OK Restaurants

Two stops at Utica Square in Tulsa were very good - Stonehorse Cafe and Queenies Cafe and Bakery. The rest of the stops were very mid stream and if I was traveling with a smaller group, would have tried your fantastic suggestions. Thank you!

http://stonehorsecafe.com

http://www.queeniesoftulsa.com/queeni...

Mar 02, 2013
EBetsyMeyer in Great Plains

Tulsa, OK Restaurants

Thanks for all of the suggestions - I'm looking forward to getting there tomorrow and checking some of them out. I'll let you know it goes.

Feb 19, 2013
EBetsyMeyer in Great Plains

Tulsa, OK Restaurants

Thank you! I was afraid of that. You've saved me time trying to find the diamonds in the rough - I'll track down those independents, though.

Feb 17, 2013
EBetsyMeyer in Great Plains

Cafe Maude at Loring Park

I had dinner with a girlfriend and tried the Maine Diver Scallops w/ butternut squash puree, cauliflower gratinée. Fantastic. The atmosphere is very comfortable and the server was friendly, knowledgeable, and quite charming - definitely left the impression that she was delighted to serve us and be a part of a relaxing fun evening. I will definitely go back.

Kosher for Passover desserts from a bakery/restaurant?

Hmmm. They have described themselves to me in the past as Kosher - and I understand your concern.

Tulsa, OK Restaurants

I'll be traveling with 6 others in Tulsa. What do you recommend for restaurants?

Feb 17, 2013
EBetsyMeyer in Great Plains

Kosher for Passover desserts from a bakery/restaurant?

Crossroads Deli in Hopkins. Fantastic.
http://crossroadsdelicatessen.com/

Fish Frys

Have you tried Red Stag Supper Club? Very good fish fry and excellent ambiance!

Food and Wine Show?

I'd say not worth the money.

Remember the old Lincoln Del? (Bloomington, MN)

Lincoln Del was great - I used to work there, too. Have you tried Crossroads Deli?