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Restaurant Confessionals
Restaurant Confessionals

Being an Artisanal Baker Destroyed My Body

In industrial bakeries, everything in the bread-making process is ergonomic with vigilant precautions towards health and safety. In small bakeries, this is often not the case.
Anonymous
4 days ago
Cheese
Cheese

WTF Happened to Government Cheese?

Does anyone remember that cheap dairy by-product that stunk up American kitchens from the late 70s to the early 90s with the stench of stinky gym socks?
Myles Karp
5 days ago
Restaurant Confessionals
Restaurant Confessionals

Singing ‘Happy Birthday’ Is the Most Depressing Part of Being a Waiter

For this edition of Restaurant Confessionals, waiter Thomas Clarke shares his frustration about being forced to sing the Birthday Song to strangers in the name of hospitality.
Thomas Clarke
2.17.18
Restaurant Confessionals
Restaurant Confessionals

Valentine's Day Is Better with Weed Butter

My first foray into weed edibles was in seventh grade, but later in life it became a lucrative side business to supplement my full-time gig as a professional baker. As such, I can say that nice weed edibles are the best Valentine's Day gift ever.
Anonymous
2.14.18
Restaurant Confessionals
Restaurant Confessionals

What It’s Like as a Waitress to Watch Your Messy Valentine’s Day Tinder Date

Valentine’s Day is the same in every restaurant I’ve worked at but a couple of years ago, I watched one customer accidentally arrange two Tinder dates for the same night.
Anonymous
2.14.18
Restaurant Confessionals
Restaurant Confessionals

I Sold Pills to Manhattan's Elite from a Restaurant Coat Check

You can make a hell of a lot of money as a drug-dealing restaurant hostess.
Anonymous
2.10.18
Restaurant Confessionals
Restaurant Confessionals

Working at an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Comes with Unlimited Craziness

People are extraordinarily dirty-ass eaters at a buffet. They steal food and think that they don't have to tip—even after I clean up the shells and bones they just throw on their tables.
Anonymous
2.6.18
wine
wine

Some of Miami’s Best Tapas and Wine Are Inside This Gas Station

This convenience store is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. With one of the better selections of wine in the city of Miami, this place is clearly not fucking around.
Alex Swerdloff
1.30.18
etiquette
etiquette

Restaurant Customers Should Be Forced to Work in the Service Industry

That's really great that you've toured the gustatory delights of Rome, but this is my restaurant and I'm going to serve food my way. And yelling at me isn't helping anything, either.
Anonymous
1.28.18
crime
crime

How Cops Use Pizza Crusts and Half-Eaten Burgers to Solve Murder Mysteries

The Savopolous murders—a grisly quadruple homicide in Washington, DC—piqued the public’s darkest fascination for a variety of reasons: the wealth of the family, the alleged torture of a ten-year-old-boy, and the case's dependence on a piece of Domino’s...
Gigen Mammoser
1.27.18
Restaurant Confessionals
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
1.21.18
Stranger Than Flicktion
Stranger Than Flicktion

Chastity Desaulniers, Truffle Human

There have been many pigs and hounds renowned for their ability to sniff out the most precious of fungi. But never has there been a truffle human, until Chastity Desaulniers, from Dime Box, Texas.
Bill Cotter
1.15.18