Went here tonight, and there were more than a few issues, mostly having to do with attention to detail in the kitchen, bartender and also the server. You know, those annoying derails that add up when you are spending $50 on lunch for two. And, it's worse when it has become a trend among most of the restaurants in your neighborhood. Know what I mean? I said as much to our server, as she rolled her eyes (back to that in a moment) and I also said the same thing to the manager, who patiently listened and the attempted to "make it right" by deducting a few bucks from the bill, against my wishes. Look, going out is supposed to be fun. For me, fun is not having to cook; not having to do dishes, and not having to complain about bad service or bad food. Again, eating out is not cheap. So, thinking on root cause tonight, I think I might be on to something, and it's not just this place. I work in DC. So, if I go out, it's for lunch, not dinner. And, no matter where I go, I never have the issues I seem to have in the suburbs of wealthy northern VA on the weekends or in the evenings in the summer. That's when I figured it out: it's the kids who are essentially running these places out here. They don't really need the money, so they don't care. Quality is only as good as they can get away with. I truly believe that the owners of restaurants in my area know this. So, hey. How's about taking these little spoiled brats aside and train them? If they don't fear being fired, and from what I've seen they do not, can you at least teach them how to do thier jobs? In the meantime, I'll be cooking at home.
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