“Did you hear what happened at Jardines?”
Apparently that question has been asked a great deal lately.Â Yesterday’s post about what happens when the owner of aÂ local landmark fires her entire staff has smashed all of myÂ records for views of a single post in a day.Â This is a story that you should read if you haven’t already.Â The comments and emails I have receivedÂ from former employees make it clear thatÂ my story was just the tip of the iceberg.Â There will be more information forthcoming and even someÂ tips on how you can help the “Jardines 15.”
I do think itÂ merits mentioning that my goal is not to go after restaurants on this blog.Â Â A good friend asked me if I was worried aboutÂ alienating other restaurant owners by speaking out about this one.Â Let me make my positionÂ clear.Â I have never called out a restaurant owner (exceptÂ Aaron Sanchez) on this blog.Â I am not out toÂ rightÂ every perceived wrong in the restaurant industry and choose to err on the side of restraint most of the time.Â However, if you fire your entire staff weeks before the holidays after acting erratically andÂ while owing them back tips, then you are probably not someoneÂ I want to be working with.Â If you then try to leak off the record comments to the media that the reason behind it was because they were all stealing from you, I will call you out.Â If this makes a restaurant owner not want to do business with me, then I think it is a litmus test that serves me well.
BackÂ to our normally scheduled programing.
Today, IÂ am posting in FoodieÂ Knowledge a topic that I have been meaning to cover for a while.Â Snails a delicious and a great way to start a meal.Â I discuss what safeguards insure that your snails are safe andÂ try to clear up some misconceptions.Â If you serve escargot, this is a post you should read.Â If you don’t serve escargot, it still might be amusing.
Read about EscargotÂ at Foodie Knowledge.