The GM had a good conversation with the waiter she fired. The day after the firing the waiter stopped drinking. It's been 13 days. The waiter says there are no hard feelings, she knows we love her and she loves us. She's hoping years down the road she will be standing at a podium thanking the GM for firing her. I hope so too.
We're (nearly) off to SF. It always takes us a little more to get out of the house than we plan on. Neither of us are early risers by nature and coming off of a busy Saturday night makes us stay in bed a little longer anyway.
Reading the Chronicle today and a NY based blog the other day I can't believe how much rank provincialism is still out there. For instance this headline from the Chron
The restaurant scene in Sonoma County has always been lacking,...
Sez who? The problem with these snotty comments and the extreme NY-centrism of those involved in the NY dining scene is one of numbers. If you are in a city, particularly a city with lots of restaurants the chances of finding a good one rise because there are more of them. So if you are in a town with 10 restaurants and 3 of them are great the dining "scene" is a lot better percentage-wise than if you are in a town with 100 restaurants and 10 of them are great.
Mind you I have been a provincial NY-er. The GM says I still am. I do love NY, and I do love SF. But really folks, get over it. There is good food everywhere, great food in a few places, and often it's not in the city.