Monday, March 7, 2011
NYC restaurants that only do what they want to do
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/05/nyregion/05puritans.html?_r=2&src=me&ref=general if you don't feel like taking the time to read it, the gist of it is that there are a number of restaurants in manhattan that don't always accommodate their guest's requests, sometimes they only serve things the way they want to (which has basically been my dream for the past ten years that i have been working in restaurants. my manhattan bar would only serve grey goose and bud light, but that's a whole different blog for another time). generally accepted principles of hospitality would suggest you can't do this and be successful. but here's why you can in new york. there's about 2 million people on the 23 square mile island of manhattan. when i lived there the thing that most amazed me about it is that it has EVERYTHING. there is so much variety there that no matter what you're selling, there is somebody who wants to buy it. in NYC you could open a restaurant that only served peanut butter and pickle sandwiches, and if you did it well, people would come.
posted at 3:47 AM