FRIENDS OF THE HOUSE
This is the VIP room for my friends and associates in the worlds of food, bev and art.
This guy is my new hero. Service industry folks post pix and stories their shitty tips. Even better, idiots think it’s a forum to complain about having to tip at all and GET EVISCERATED! The best answer to Yelp I’ve seen yet!
Positdesign is the site of Christine Bower, webmistress extraordinaire. You need a website built? She’s your Gal Friday. This site is powered by Positdesign and several Bloody Marys.
Bitterwaitress.com has been one of the great voices of resistance and enlightenment in the struggle of dignity versus the need for money that is the service industrial complex. A true professional, her site contains advice and insights for workers and employers alike. Lots of funny as hell stories too. Go buy a t-shirt!
Truly psychedelic atmosphere and a porch you can smoke on! Many former coworkers serve up the zaniest stoner food and cocktails ever devised.
Fuck craigslist. If you’re looking for a job in the service industry (in the Boston Area) these guys have the best classifieds. An excellent resource for all things dining and service related.
Dave Tree is a punk rock renaissance man. Graphic artist, fashion designer, and frontman for super-heavy band, Superpower, and J. Geils cover band, Blow Your Face Out. He hosts screen-print parties at his studio in Allston, where you can have the subversive images of your choosing blasted on any printable clothing or other material you bring. Contact him and get on his email list to get invited.
Deep Ellum was founded by bartenders who defected from the faux-dive-actual-corporate-beer-bar, Bukowski’s, to crate one of the finest craft beer and cocktail bar/restaurants in the country. These guys know what the fuck they’re doing.
Barbara Lynch’s Drink is dedicated to the art of the cocktail. Best to get there at exactly 5pm on a weekday to get a seat and the full attention of one of the excellent bartenders. After your first drink it’s easy to ignore the douchey afterwork stuffed shirts and shiny teeth people, and just enjoy mixology at its finest.
At the edge of the Treme in New Orleans, the Hi-Ho still stands, a teetering, drunk, tattooed and pierced, teenage runaway, spitting fire with Everclear and a zippo, and smiling through bloody teeth. Ok, well, that’s how I remember her. While it’s a little more cleaned up now than when I worked there 8 years ago, it’s still a legendary venue for underground music and abject weirdness of all kinds.
Zeitgeist = My favorite bar in San Francisco. Loud rock, punk, and metal. Friendly yet “fuck you” attitude. A massive back yard beer garden where, yes, you can smoke and drink at he same time (possibly the last place in California).