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Twice a month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau pops by Stick A Fork In It to chime in about a random OC food or drink musing of his choice. Enjoy!!
Work in The Biz long enough and it's gonna ruin how you deal with the general public. (I'm not talking about the fact that you'll probably not want to deal with them at all if you don't have to.) Put in your time slinging drinks or running tables and you'll turn into a veritable Obi-Fucking-Wan-Kenobi when it comes to reading people. There's stuff you pick up on quick as a bartender--like who's already wasted/shouldn't be served, the couple on the awkward first Tinder hookup and the 50-something-year-old guy posted up at the bar, nervously looking around to see if anyone notices that the bombshell brunette he's with isn't his wife (who's probably at home calling a family law attorney anyway). I'm talking about more subtle behaviors, like which cocaine cowgirl really has all the blow in the building and who is creepy-hover guy trolling for some (any really) chick at the bar. Whether you realize it or not, how you pay for your booze on a night out also says a lot about who you are and what you do for a living. Inside scoop? Drumroll...More »