Part Two: The Interview

February 20, 2018


February 6, 2018

Review: Sienna Mercato Downtown

February 6, 2018

Reviews: Scratch F&B

February 6, 2018

Conversation & Aunt Bertha

January 5, 2018

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February 20, 2018

Pittsburgh's ever-burgeoning restaurant scene offers no shortage of employment in the hospitality field. However, service professionals are finding it more difficult to make a living. The increase in establishments, concurrent with stagnant population growth, has led t...

January 5, 2018

Sir Jables: 

I’ve been looking for a second job that would allow some flexibility of schedule. I applied for a server position with a local restaurant, and was hired. I start next Monday. The only thing is, I’m a little nervous because I’ve never really worked in a...

December 28, 2017

Sir Jables: 

I cut into a $23.00 filet mignon at this restaurant my wife and I were eating at, and immediately realized it one of those pieced-together things they sell at the grocery store for a fraction of what real filets go for. When I sent it back, they didn't...

December 18, 2017

Restaurant Heartbreak Can Break the Bank

Working in a restaurant can be a complex relationship. It may be a healthy and nurturing experience for two parties to grow, or it may be a routine trip to the lower levels of Hell all for the sake of a paycheck. Thankfully, mo...

December 10, 2017

[Ed. Note: Since the time of publishing,Tipped Off has severed professional ties with contributor Bobby Fry; as such, the series as previously planned will not be published.]

I think we’ve all had just about enough of the restaurant owner who can’t stop telling us how m...

December 7, 2017

Sir Jables: 

Do you ever have that dream where you’re “in the weeds” at work?

— DJ

Dear DJ,

Ahhh yes. That pesky little subconscious of ours, using our real-life stresses against us while we’re incapacitated by sleep, mutating them into mighty customer-krakens, imposs...

December 1, 2017

[Ed. note: Sir Jables' column is a day late this week because I dropped the fucking ball. Won't happen again.]

Sir Jables: 

I wait tables at a casual-dining restaurant. A woman and her husband came in yesterday and she ordered a burger with a side salad (which is served...

November 28, 2017

Working in restaurants is a lot of things to a lot of people. It's a large degree of freedom to craft your own schedule, it's quick and sometimes easy money, and it's a wonderful way to make friends (and occasionally enemies) with great speed.

It's also an incredibly t...

November 16, 2017


Sir Jables: 

I’m a server at a very busy restaurant where there is limited space for servers to walk.  This wouldn’t be such a problem if the parents who come in to eat with their children would keep their kids from running free around the restaurant, but some do...

November 9, 2017

Welcome to Ask Sir Jables:  He Who Hath Waited Upon Life’s Tables.  

If you need to stumble a few steps back to take that title in, no one will fault you for it.  In fact, it serves merely to prepare you for the column’s intrinsic glory, for which you wil...

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