Saturday, September 19, 2009
A Bunch of Brunch!
I am now an official New York server. Well at least, one in Queens. I've noticed on my never-ending job search that a lot of restaurants ask for "at least x years experience in NYC restaurant business." I hope this counts as a beginning to my NYC restaurant career (and hopefully I keep going up and up the 'food' chain). Brunch was alright, busier than I had seen it last weekend (which meant some more dollars for yours truly), but a bit challenging and a big test of my training and server abilities. I made it through and still got paid, so I guess I passed, yea? I was the king of omelettes, burgers, pasta, and paninis this morning, doing my best to keep the coffee and mimosas flowing. This restaurant actually has a COMPUTER, something wonderful that I am still getting used to, but I like it so far. And as far as I know, there were no phone calls or ominous drive-bys (via van) by our owner, so I guess we did alright. Believe me, you don't want a man from Monte Negro staring at you from his van. Terrifying. My favorite part about my new job is that we get a discount on not only food, but also liquor. That after hours cocktail seems not only necessary, but actually cheap, a conflicting notion. Today, I had the Blood Orange Martini, delicious - why are Blood Oranges so good? The rest of my evening includes cleaning my room, dinner, and attempting to not drink the entire bottle of wine I just bought ( a Chenin Blanc; the Chinese (I'm assuming) lady who runs/owns the liquor store and I are becoming fast friends). I may even try to get some reading done or prepare for my next audition (Monday: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). Tomorrow bodes another trip to the laundromat. Terrifying. By the way, I am looking for a new book to read (on the train). Does anyone have any suggestions? Good weekend to all, and to all a good night!