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Critic's Notebook

Who Was Wrong: Server or Diner?

This could happen to you, people. Take a read.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 09/10/2015

Critic's Notebook

What It’s Really Like to Be a Waiter

Tell-all in 'The New York Times' is the must-read of the week.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 08/24/2015

Critic's Notebook

6 Things a Waiter Should Never Say

And I heard ‘em all this year. Just look where.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 12/22/2014

Critic's Notebook

The Dining Variable You Never Think About

Sure there’s cuisine, atmosphere, wine list. But this variable is much likelier to determine whether or not you’ll enjoy a restaurant.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 09/29/2014

Critic's Notebook

What Do You Say When the Waiter Asks, “How is Everything?”

Reflections on the most loaded question in dining.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 08/18/2014

Critic's Notebook

Five Service Snafus We Never Used to See

Service is a different beast now than ever before. Here’s how I wish it weren’t.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/02/2014

Article

May I Help You?

Among the gifts Seattle has given the world: A few unique selling strategies.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 09/03/2013

Critic's Notebook

Restaurants That Give You a Deadline to Finish Your Dinner

And other tales of miserable service.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 11/12/2012

Article

Service in Seattle Restaurants

A professional diner’s list of 10 issues every restaurant should get right.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 10/29/2012

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Met Poll: Dining Trends

What dining trend are you ready to eliminate?

  • Published 10/19/2012
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