Dealing With Bad Service

DO: From the get go, sit where the host seats you.
Unless physically you are not able to sit there because of a handicap or your too cold so sit close to the door, the host operates on a system where they rotate the tables so they can evenly give servers tables. It is widely understood that some people may not fit in booths and that is perfectly fine. If you’re noticeably upset for little reason, nine times out of ten the message will immediately get relayed back to the assigned server, who in certain situations might not want to spend too much time at your table.

DON’T: Stiff your server.
In other words, don’t leave a tip of zero dollars. Although some service is terribly awful, the staff is working to keep you happy and belly full while trying to feed their own. The average server makes close to 5 dollars an hour, which in hindsight, is about 40 dollars a week if it weren’t for tips. They make their money off the tips that the customers leave. When they get stiffed, it’s almost like that entire table and all that energy was a waste of

Starbucks Verismo

Verismo System Pros

The greatest advantage the Verismo system has over K cups and their ilk, is its ability to make barista quality lattes. Verismo uses a pod system called K-fee, which originates from Germany. The K-fee pods allow for lattes by combining an espresso pod and a powdered milk pod. The ending latte is quite delicious and is equivalent to ordering one in a Starbucks store. Plus you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to enjoy a great latte.

The Verismo system also allows Starbucks to brand and sell their many different blends of coffee. Most of the blends are strong and acidic, like the brewed coffee in a Starbucks store. My personal favorite is the Veranda blend, which also happens to be the lightest blend currently offered.

Cons

The greatest challenges facing the Verismo system are the price of the pods and the variety of said pods. A box of 12 pods tends to average $12 with some blends costing slightly more. It’s hard to find the pods for less, because they are almost exclusively sold at Starbucks stores. K cups for example can cost significantly less, due to

Solstice Cafe

We wake up from a dead sleep caused by a Saturday night of too much everything, settle into the car, and tune the radio to one of the acoustic sunrise stations and drive while Radiohead carries us to Solstice Cafe in Grant Park. There it is at the north end of a strip mall, next door to an vacant space, a dirty, old, rundown laundromat, and a small Mexican food market with a ceiling lined with pinatas, Solstice Cafe is a quaint, bohemian food spot easily below the foodie radar.

Simple metal tables painted over with an amateur painter’s touch, walls lined with paintings in various media and a bar serving both omelettes and alcohol, this is yet another secret spot unvisited by the hordes of breakfast feeders searching for another order of biscuits, grits and pancakes.

Solstice Cafe is what would happen if you turned an excellent bohemian coffee shop into a breakfast and lunch spot and then gave it a liquor license. The staff is friendly and on this particular Sunday morning, everyone seems to be gripping the hours before tomorrow as they sip their coffees and enjoy Sinatra crooning over the speakers.

Coco Cafe Coffee Shop At Boracay

  • Serves Great Food: As I said, this is far more than just a cafe. So even if you are not a coffee lover but are hungry anyway and want a fill, then the Coco Cafe Coffee Shop is a great place to drop by! Their pizza is extremely tasty although a tad too expensive given the average price range of food items around Boracay. Their coconut coffee is something that you must not miss at all at any cost; the one negative thing of the coffee is that it is low on cream content, which was not a major issue for me, by the way. One decent food I can recommend for you is their cream smoothie; their cookies and cakes are also quite delicious.
  • Serves Real Drinks: Food and coffee are not the only stuff you can get here; like any reputable bar of Boracay you can get plenty of awesome drinks here too. I am not a booze lover myself but speaking of drinks, I loved their milk: it was so fresh and yummy! Later on I learned its name too: they call it ‘coco milk’! If you are in a party mode then drop

Benefits of Olive Oil

  • Heart Benefits – Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat and antioxidants like chlorophyll, carotenoids and vitamin E. The Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) also known as the “bad cholesterol” transports and deposits cholesterol in the tissues and arteries, which can eventually block the arteries leading to deficient blood flow and all kinds of heart problems. The high levels of monounsaturated fats found in the oil not only lower LDL levels protecting you from atherosclerosis, but also allow the High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) the “good cholesterol” to clean the cholesterol away from the arteries.
  • Inflammation Benefits – The healthy fats in olive oil are used by the body to create natural anti-inflammatory agents which help reduce the severity of both arthritis and asthma. Cell membranes that are not inflamed are able to transport healthy nutrients into the cells and move the waste products out.
  • Cancer Benefits – A study published in the January 2005 issue of Annals of Oncology (which is a peer-reviewed medical journal of tumors and cancers), showed that a monounsaturated fatty acid found in olives called oleic acid, has the ability to reduce the affect of an oncogene. An oncogene is a gene that in certain

Greek Restaurants in Melbourne

Experiment is something that your taste-buds would definitely love and Stalactites Greek Restaurant is the best place to do just that! It’s considered one of the most popular Greek restaurants in Melbourne which is known for its delectable range of food and excellent service. Then we have Gazi, one the rather most interesting Greek restaurants in Melbourne where you can expect some delicious yet light Greek cuisines in an exquisite fine-dine setting. And when you are going crazy to have some authentic dips, octopus, saganaki, calamari and hot pita bread, you would be making a big mistake if you’ve not booked your tables here! Don’t forget to indulge in an inviting orange cake dessert at Salona at Swan Street., one of the which is known for its amazingly warm ambience and friendly service, apart from the traditionally prepared Greek Cuisines that they serve. The bar tables and the outdoor lounges at Bahari The Hellenic Palate is always bubbling with excitement and hence it’s always advisable to book your tables when you’re planning to enjoy a Greek meal here. And when you’ve finally made it there, don’t forget to try the chargrilled octopus; it’s simply mouth-watering, and we bet

Au NatuRaw, An Organic Garden Eatery

Chef Marchell commented, “My work in public education was cut in the downward economy of the last few years and my health was suffering.” This is a situation that so many talented people have experienced and all can relate to the stress in life that it creates. Fast forward quickly, Chef Marchell realized that this provided her the inspiration and perfect opportunity to share her passion for delicious raw foods, so she dug in and opened her natural foods restaurant. Chef Marcell stated, “I wanted others to know just how healthy and delicious raw food could be.” This vibrant, smart and intuitive woman really knows how to cook with some very unique and interesting raw food dishes. Many of the dishes are served hot, not cooked higher than 118 degrees. This is the official cut off for maintaining raw food and its nutrients.You will find hot soup, veggie burgers and many delicious dishes such as Pesto Pizza, Cucumber Wheels and Romaine Tacos. I particularly enjoyed the raw Classic Guacamole Burger with mega-healthy ingredients including nuts, hemp seeds, mushrooms, “grilled” onions, spices and kale. And it’s served with tasty sesame and herb natural crackers and freshly made salsa. The

Places to Eat in Greensboro

Natty Greene’s

For those of you that like a good beer every once in a while, Natty Greene’s is the place to go. This local brewery offers beer, food, and fun. Greene’s is right in the heart of Downtown Greensboro and the atmosphere is delightful. Not the typical downtown ‘dive bar’, Natty Greene’s is a great place to stop on a Friday night.

Kabuto – Japanese Steakhouse

Of course there has to be a Japanese steakhouse on the list! This hibachi style restaurant offers a full sushi bar as well as a dining room and “teppanyaki” tables to enjoy the show watching your food cooked right before your eyes. The service is excellent, but early arrival is a must if you don’t make a reservation. The fun and excitement keep people laughing and talking for hours! Don’t miss out on this gem.

Romo’s Pizza

Running home from work, picking up the kids, and realizing you forgot to set out dinner or prepare anything at all can be a nightmare. Good news is, if live in the south Greensboro area or drive around south Greensboro, you can order Romo’s. I may have a biased

Guide About Bars

Country Bars

These were old English countryside pubs that served ale with a brief menu. The contemporary forms have diversified the menu vastly, and serve a variety of liquor-based and non-alcoholic drinks. However, most of these have preserved the ambience, with classic wood furniture, light and jovial country music. These often feature live performances and an environment that is suitable to engage in conversations. They are apt for an after-work get-together with friends, where you can sit and chit-chat. The way you dress up should be casual and stylish. A quick party can be planned at these.

Night Clubs

These are the all-time favorites of most people amongst bars. As the name suggests, these are apt for late night parties. The ambience is that of dim lights, dance floors and a professional DJ to get you on the groove. The menu usually enlists a variety of cocktails and mocktails with starters and snacks in the offer. A low-lit interior with neon light bar stools and adept bar tenders are typical of such places. You would want to look your best while going into one of these, so consider putting on your best clothes and visiting

Restaurants in Cyber Hub Gurgaon

  • Indigo Delicatessen
    Savour some delectable European fare at Indigo Delicatessen, presented in a casual deli-like setting. The food is authentic and refreshingly honest. Try, BBQ pork ribs and Rueben sandwich.
    Cost for two: Rs. 1700
    Location: DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon
  • Hard Rock Café
    Godfather of gastro-pubs in India, Hard Rock Café brings together two grand loves, American food and music. Go for, the legendary 10 oz burger. Their live gigs are renowned.
    Cost for two: Rs. 2000
    Location: Cyber Hub, Phase 2, Gurgaon
  • Made In Punjab
    Part of chef Jiggs Kalra’s collection, Made In Punjab is one of the finest North Indian restaurants in the city. Interiors are posh and classy. Their butter chicken is worth tasting.
    Cost for two: Rs. 1500
    Location: Cyber Hub, Gurgaon
  • TWIST
    Get your noodle fix at this relaxed modern Chinese eatery. TWIST is known for its Pan Asian spread served in contemporary dark surroundings. Dragon rolls and truffle edamame are sublime.
    Cost for two: Rs. 1400
    Location: 17-18, Cyber Hub, Gurgaon
  • Circus
    The fun playful décor based on circus theme steals your heart the moment you step across Circus threshold. Throw back some lip-smacking cocktails to go with