Closing the Place Down…


I read stuff that is not always food related….Okay, so it was the “10 Best New Restaurants” Issue of GQ, but at least 70% of the issue is not about dining. The cover story, for example, is a profile of decidedly non-food personality Ryan Gosling.

It’s written in one of those “this is me hanging out with a star, cataloging every detail for you in real time” sort of pieces. The article is not available without a subscription, so I’ll paraphrase.

Toward the end of the article, the writer mentions that “the bar has closed but we’ve been allowed to stay because we’re talking to two waitresses about  recurring dreams.”


A couple of lines later, he mentions that “it’s pushing 4am.”


Which is a full two hours after last call in LA. Gentlemen, I think you were “allowed to stay” because no one had signed the check yet… And those waitresses were banking on a generous tip.

Just sayin’.


  1. >On the one hand, I want to say, "OMG. I hope they left the awesomeist tip ever!"…On the other hand, I want to say, "Sigh. I hope that one day, I can be that kind of writer." And I will leave the awesomeist tip ever.

  2. >What jerks to keep those poor waitresses there all night! That had better be one hell of a tip! In high school, I worked at the mall for a few months and I would always hope that no one would walk in the store after 8:45 so I could go home on time!

  3. >Lauren– I know the feeling! I worked at the Gap in highschool. Rebekah– you'll get there; and you will leave a great tip, I know it. I just thought it was so funny, "we were allowed to stay…" Allowed? Like in your parents' house…?

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