Friday, January 13, 2006

Would you like Pommes Frites with that?

I'm a huge fan and avid reader of the waiter's Waiter Rant. This guy really has a great writing style, and I feel like when I'm reading it I have to be careful or -- as Bill Cosby would say -- I might learn something.

So I'm pretty excited to be taking a business trip to Manhattan next week. With any luck, I'll be able to get a reservation, meet the waiter and leave a nice tip.

Does that make me sound like a stalker?

Anyway, I have just one small qualm with the waiter, and it has more to do with the restaurant he works at. He has mentioned many times that it's an Italian restaurant that serves Tuscan cuisine. Why then is it called "The Bistro"? Isn't "bistro" a French term?

In my view, it would be more authentic to call it a "trattoria" or "osteria"? Granted, I'm neither an restaurant owner, nor Italian. I'm just sayin'.

Anyway, if you have any suggestions of places to eat/things to see in Manhattan (I'll be staying near Times Square), let me know, just in case this Bistro thing doesn't work out.

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1 comment:

  1. Dude, it's a bistro. Someone else snagged the trattoria name! Bastards.

    Besides Bistro is more cozy and romantic/marketing drivel


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