If You Do Go Out Today, Tip Well

Photo courtesy of
‘Ivan, Plume’s bartender’
courtesy of ‘Ghost_Bear’

It’s crazy out there. The snow is coming down pretty hard, even still this morning. Roads are largely impassable, and it’s looking like it’s going to be screwy through tomorrow. But, as you know, we’ve got bars and restaurants staying open for the duration of the storm, and that means we’ve got servers and busboys and line cooks and sous chefs who have risked life and limb to come to work to serve you. So, a few things you might want to think about:

  • Be patient. There’s likely a bunch of folks who couldn’t get in, so they may be understaffed.
  • Be flexible. If they’re out, they’re out, have a backup in mind.
  • Be relaxed. You don’t want to be “that guy” that gets all out of sorts because you don’t have a place setting, okay?
  • Tip Extra Well. Seriously, these guys went out in the biggest storm in nearly 100 years so you could have that drink/entree/dessert.
  • Remember Later Who Was Open. These guys are the anchors of your neighborhood, and they deserve your custom not just in blizzards, but in the best of weather.

Just a few things to think about. Got a story of an awesome server or bartender or cook who saved your bacon this weekend? Add it in the comments. And thanks much to all the folks at Four Courts in Arlington who kept me well-supplied with Guinness last night. Much love, Maraid and the gang!

I live and work in the District of Columbia. I write at We Love DC, a blog I helped start, I work at Technolutionary, a company I helped start, and I’m happy doing both. I enjoy watching baseball, cooking, and gardening. I grow a mean pepper, keep a clean scorebook, and wash the dishes when I’m done. Read Why I Love DC.

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