Retired Washington Post restaurant critic Phyllis Richman lets loose with her own waiter rant. I've eaten with Phyllis, and she's smart, funny, and doesn't suffer fools gladly.
Her pet peeves:
- Restaurant staffers who snatch plates at a table before everyone is done
- Disappearing waiters who stop paying attention to their station, even whey Phyllis wants to pay the check
- Show-off waiters who insist on asking how everything is
What else do waiters do that drive serious eaters crazy?