Stiffed Waiters, in More Ways Than One

"How's everything so far?"
"How's everything so far?" Photo: iStockphoto

“As people argue over whether the New York Times is being classist in its scathing review of Guy Fieri’s restaurant, I’d like to point out the quieter classism that is inherent to the restaurant review: that very dispensable service employees are outed for minor errors by critics whose audience consists of those who can afford to eat at these places.” — A former waiter whose tableside banter was singled out and enlisted by Frank Bruni to close out his negative, one-star review of Monkey Bar in 2009 explains how servers are often the first casualties of bad reviews. [WillyStaley/Tumblr via The Awl, Earlier]