Comments for The Jolly Inebriate http://jollyinebriate.com Tue, 16 Mar 2010 11:46:49 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 Comment on Centennial Rye rejuvenates the image of Canadian whiskey by How to redesign a bar - The Jolly Inebriate http://jollyinebriate.com/posts/centennial-rye/comment-page-1#comment-301 How to redesign a bar - The Jolly Inebriate Tue, 16 Mar 2010 11:46:49 +0000 http://jollyinebriate.com/?p=11#comment-301 [...] have a bottle of Żubrówka on hand (my suggestion) and they said they’ll bring in some Centennial as well. Their prices are very fair and they treat everyone who walks into their bar as a potential [...] [...] have a bottle of Żubrówka on hand (my suggestion) and they said they’ll bring in some Centennial as well. Their prices are very fair and they treat everyone who walks into their bar as a potential [...]

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Comment on My favorite bar in Toronto by How to redesign a bar - The Jolly Inebriate http://jollyinebriate.com/posts/my-favorite-bar-in-toronto/comment-page-1#comment-300 How to redesign a bar - The Jolly Inebriate Tue, 16 Mar 2010 11:46:32 +0000 http://jollyinebriate.com/?p=7#comment-300 [...] I’ve mentioned a couple of times before, the Akia is one of my favorite [...] [...] I’ve mentioned a couple of times before, the Akia is one of my favorite [...]

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Comment on The best karaoke bars in Toronto by japhet http://jollyinebriate.com/posts/best-karaoke-bars-in-toronto/comment-page-1#comment-299 japhet Tue, 16 Mar 2010 11:42:48 +0000 http://jollyinebriate.com/?p=462#comment-299 As of March 31st, the Groundhog Pub is closing. On a side-note, I can't really recommend Paradise anymore. I stopped going because the sound quality is so iffy and I began to find the sketchy patrons really annoying. My current list of great karaoke places is as follows: 1. Hoops Sports Bar & Grill 2. Czehoski's 3. Tequila Sunrise 4. Neutral 5. Baby Huey's As of March 31st, the Groundhog Pub is closing.

On a side-note, I can’t really recommend Paradise anymore. I stopped going because the sound quality is so iffy and I began to find the sketchy patrons really annoying.

My current list of great karaoke places is as follows:

1. Hoops Sports Bar & Grill
2. Czehoski’s
3. Tequila Sunrise
4. Neutral
5. Baby Huey’s

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Comment on Booze by hakutsuru sake http://jollyinebriate.com/booze/comment-page-1#comment-295 hakutsuru sake Sat, 06 Mar 2010 01:40:50 +0000 http://jollyinebriate.com/?page_id=797#comment-295 [...] ... Gekkeikan Sake. Hakutsuru Sake. Kurashizuku Sake. White Wines. Bubbly. Voga Sparkling Pinot ...Booze - The Jolly InebriateWhat's on my shelf right now. Updated frequently. SPIRITS Danzka Grapefruit Vodka Dun Bheagan 8 Year [...] [...] … Gekkeikan Sake. Hakutsuru Sake. Kurashizuku Sake. White Wines. Bubbly. Voga Sparkling Pinot …Booze – The Jolly InebriateWhat's on my shelf right now. Updated frequently. SPIRITS Danzka Grapefruit Vodka Dun Bheagan 8 Year [...]

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Comment on How many dive bars carry Young’s Double Chocolate Stout? by How to redesign a bar - The Jolly Inebriate http://jollyinebriate.com/posts/how-many-dive-bars-carry-youngs-double-chocolate-stout/comment-page-1#comment-293 How to redesign a bar - The Jolly Inebriate Wed, 03 Mar 2010 18:35:16 +0000 http://jollyinebriate.com/?p=269#comment-293 [...] I’ve mentioned a couple of times before, the Akia is one of my favorite [...] [...] I’ve mentioned a couple of times before, the Akia is one of my favorite [...]

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Comment on The best karaoke bars in Toronto by japhet http://jollyinebriate.com/posts/best-karaoke-bars-in-toronto/comment-page-1#comment-291 japhet Tue, 02 Mar 2010 08:28:03 +0000 http://jollyinebriate.com/?p=462#comment-291 I'm not a big fan of karaoke rooms because I find the drinks overpriced and I like having a random audience that consists of more than my friends. Anything goes at a bar... I’m not a big fan of karaoke rooms because I find the drinks overpriced and I like having a random audience that consists of more than my friends. Anything goes at a bar…

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Comment on The best karaoke bars in Toronto by Tbot http://jollyinebriate.com/posts/best-karaoke-bars-in-toronto/comment-page-1#comment-282 Tbot Mon, 22 Feb 2010 20:28:09 +0000 http://jollyinebriate.com/?p=462#comment-282 Hello Japhet, thanks for this excellent blog post. What are your feelings on karaoke rooms? I went to B+ on Yonge this weekend and it was excellent. T Hello Japhet, thanks for this excellent blog post. What are your feelings on karaoke rooms? I went to B+ on Yonge this weekend and it was excellent.

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Comment on 25 things restaurant owners should never do by japhet http://jollyinebriate.com/posts/25-things-restaurant-owners-should-never-do/comment-page-1#comment-275 japhet Wed, 10 Feb 2010 08:02:42 +0000 http://jollyinebriate.com/?p=957#comment-275 I am complaining from the position of someone who has chose this as my career and cares a great deal about where I work, whom I work with and my reputation at the end of each and every day. I don't know much about New York. I work in Toronto and we have lots of crap servers too; more crap ones than good ones in fact. I don't pull six figures; my income stands at about two grand a month. I don't have to tip out anyone at the hotel I work at because everyone on the team is paid a fair wage for what they do. I also have friends in the kitchen and I buy 'em drinks when we're out socially. If they go above-and-beyond, they know I'm grateful. If a guy on the line were to do something really cool and I made out like a bandit, you bet your ass I would cut him in on a share. In the article, I was very clear to state that the staff who make the server's job look easy (kitchen, bussers, etc.) should be paid a fair wage. Furthermore, I believe that any perks the servers might get (drinks and food) should (and usually do) apply to the BOH. I am complaining from the position of someone who has chose this as my career and cares a great deal about where I work, whom I work with and my reputation at the end of each and every day.

I don’t know much about New York. I work in Toronto and we have lots of crap servers too; more crap ones than good ones in fact.

I don’t pull six figures; my income stands at about two grand a month. I don’t have to tip out anyone at the hotel I work at because everyone on the team is paid a fair wage for what they do.

I also have friends in the kitchen and I buy ‘em drinks when we’re out socially. If they go above-and-beyond, they know I’m grateful. If a guy on the line were to do something really cool and I made out like a bandit, you bet your ass I would cut him in on a share.

In the article, I was very clear to state that the staff who make the server’s job look easy (kitchen, bussers, etc.) should be paid a fair wage. Furthermore, I believe that any perks the servers might get (drinks and food) should (and usually do) apply to the BOH.

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Comment on 25 things restaurant owners should never do by VA http://jollyinebriate.com/posts/25-things-restaurant-owners-should-never-do/comment-page-1#comment-274 VA Tue, 09 Feb 2010 19:18:09 +0000 http://jollyinebriate.com/?p=957#comment-274 As a professional line cook, my heart doesn't exactly bleed to hear that some waiters don't get a shift drink. Servers get paid twice as much for half the hours as the cooks and complain about everything in sight. Most of your complaints would be valid for a great server, but let's face it - in New York, most waiters are actors or artists and have no real interest in doing their job well. If I had a dollar for every overpaid waiter who complained about the free family meal before screwing up every table order and ruining my night, I would be rich. The complaints you have basically boil down to - my boss can sure be an ass. It's true, but also just a part of working life. Waiting isn't the easiest job in the world, but it's far from the hardest, especially for the pay (fine dining in New York can bring down close to 6 figures for a 4 day work week). The line cooks work 60 hours a week for horrible pay and get no tips or credit for producing the thing that actually matters most - the food. But I'm sure before you head home after a 6 hour shift with pockets full of tax free cash, you're sure to voluntarily tip out the kitchen staff. I see it all the time... As a professional line cook, my heart doesn’t exactly bleed to hear that some waiters don’t get a shift drink. Servers get paid twice as much for half the hours as the cooks and complain about everything in sight. Most of your complaints would be valid for a great server, but let’s face it – in New York, most waiters are actors or artists and have no real interest in doing their job well. If I had a dollar for every overpaid waiter who complained about the free family meal before screwing up every table order and ruining my night, I would be rich. The complaints you have basically boil down to – my boss can sure be an ass. It’s true, but also just a part of working life. Waiting isn’t the easiest job in the world, but it’s far from the hardest, especially for the pay (fine dining in New York can bring down close to 6 figures for a 4 day work week). The line cooks work 60 hours a week for horrible pay and get no tips or credit for producing the thing that actually matters most – the food. But I’m sure before you head home after a 6 hour shift with pockets full of tax free cash, you’re sure to voluntarily tip out the kitchen staff. I see it all the time…

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Comment on 25 things restaurant owners should never do by GirlieGirl http://jollyinebriate.com/posts/25-things-restaurant-owners-should-never-do/comment-page-1#comment-272 GirlieGirl Mon, 08 Feb 2010 16:41:13 +0000 http://jollyinebriate.com/?p=957#comment-272 You said yourself that you could come up with a much longer list, but I think this should have been in your top 25: Don't sit at the bar and drink with patrons during business hours. It just looks bad. You said yourself that you could come up with a much longer list, but I think this should have been in your top 25:

Don’t sit at the bar and drink with patrons during business hours. It just looks bad.

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