Saturday, May 18, 2024 May 18, 2024
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Restaurants & Bars



I was having lunch with my mom, if you must know. Which is fitting when it comes to good waitressing stories. (No, she wasn’t a waitress.) For my 8th (or was it 9th?) birthday, the whole family and a slew of my friends went to Traildust on Restaurant Row. My mom ordered the smallest steak possible. “You want a baked potato with that?” the waitress asked between smacks of gum (the gum thing may be apocryphal, but go with it). “What are my options?” my mom wondered. The waitress dropped her jaw a touch, an act of disbelief and impatience. “Yes or No,” she said.

Well, duh.