Michael Bauer: the King of West Coast Food Critics (Reflection #11)


Today must be marked in the history of San Francisco dining. Michael Bauer has done it again. After God knows how long, he has produced an actual and readable post on his Between the Meals blog that is worth pondering. Thank you Michael Bauer for saving us. It hurts to read material that makes little sense day after day. I thought there was no coming back from being lost in his blog but today proves otherwise.

And the issue is great to mention: Restaurants are a must-stop for any disease that moves around the population. The damn things have to and will be carried by the staff and the truth remains a secret to the outsiders. I shared my 2cents, as comment on the blog, but will it do any good? Of course not.

Finally MB has done it. It has been so long since I read a good post on this blog. Today’s post is good. Yes! They get sick and won’t stay home for many reasons. The boss is one. Greed is another one for wait and bar folks. Do they care others get sick? My years of restaurant experience says NO. NO. Nobody cares. “I need money” is the motto of every wait-staff and the need never ceases. They have to work. I have worked with staff who earned $500 on average take-home and the next day didn’t have money to cross the bridge back home. Coughing, sneezing and what else is part of RESTAURANT CULTURE and needs hard clamping down to make a difference. I never worked in the kitchen but have you ever wondered what maybe happening to your food if front of house staff run around sick all the time?

*This post belongs to this week’s edition of Wine by Cush Magazine blog and published early in World of Cush also.

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