Does anybody miss dining out? I don’t mean outside; I mean sitting inside a restaurant. San Francisco has entered the orange tier, which means 50% of restaurant capacity is allowed to dine indoors. Eating out is still a privilege, and if you’re comfortable and have had your vaccinations, it’s clear ... Read More »
Covid-19 has changed the landscape of our lives. We aren’t quite sure what dining will look like except that we will once again be around others. While it’s impossible to isolate at a restaurant, congregating in groups will be a thing of the past. Social entertainment may make ... Read More »
Camping out is for the wilderness.
The coffee culture has long gone mainstream, and mobile offices are the new normal. Don't forget your manners while out having coffee for business or pleasure.
1. Keep your voice to ... Read More »
Dinner in the wine country for 50.
- Think the golden rule and treat your server as you would want to be treated – with respect. Working in the service industry is tough, so be kind to your server. ... Read More »
Eight Things Never to Say to a Bartender
Cocktails at our favorite bar: The Ritz Hotel London, Rivoli Bar
Some customers can be nightmares. Give your bartender a break; it’s a tough gig. Here are some things not to say ... Read More »
Some foods are tricky to eat in public. When at lunch or dinner with friends or colleagues, stick with the foods you feel most comfortable eating. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, practice makes perfect with all foods!
These are accepted techniques for eating bothersome foods:... Read More »
There are only three scenarios: the man pays, the woman pays, or the meal is Dutch, that is, both participants pay their way. On a “traditional” first date, where the man has invited the woman to a meal, he should always pay. Among friends, checks are usually ... Read More »
When was the last time someone in your party asked for a separate restaurant check? Well, it’s still done every day, but it’s a pain for the servers, and some restaurants won’t do it at all. Splitting the check by each person handing over his or her ... Read More »
Downton Abbey, here we come. Those addicted to the PBS drama, like me, can’t help but notice that a large part of the series is centered around food. Many scenes feature formal dinners where the dress is black tie or white tie, and the Crawley family and ... Read More »
If you need dinner party ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Entertaining at home is one of my favorite things, and planning ahead is what makes it work. Here’s a list of my most important to-do’s:
• Guest list: Eight to ten is the ... Read More »