In this week's episode of The Start-Up Chronicles by Bruce Buschel, the Times' blogger trying to open a fish-only restaurant in Bridgehampton by next spring takes it upon himself to answer some of the 82 commenters who weighed in on last week's tale. The highlights, below:
On waiter etiquette:
?Female servers who touch male patrons on the shoulder and sign their checks with their names and smiley faces make better tips than those who don’t (or male servers!). — Felicia D’Ambrosio Felicia,
Since Eve brushed Adam’s shoulder while serving him an apple, a male response to a female touch is a given. It’s not always constructive or kosher. May I suggest that excellent service of delicious food from the garden will also earn generous tips.
On Bridgehampton's taste in vegetables:
Here in Colorado he’d be without customers after 2 weeks. NO ONE goes to a restaurant without at least chicken on the menu. Organic vegtables or not, maybe Bridgehampton is that different? — Philip Philip,
Very different. We don’t dig Coors or give a hoot about Troy Tulowitzki.
On his cleaning practices:
To be an owner is to be the Janitor. Remember that. — toughen up Tough,
I am standing here with a mop in one hand and Spray Nine Adirondack Green Floor Cleaner in the other.
Go get ’em Bruce. Full speed ahead and stay true to your original vision. If your customers start demanding chicken and beef, then open another place! — Mr. Know It All Mr. K-I-A,
As Bob Marley said, one joint at a time.
On reaction to his endeavor:
I am in California. Wish you were here! — Antoinette Millar Antoinette,
After reading many of these comments, I wish I were there too.