You’ve Been Served

The Recollective went behind the scenes at New York City’s fine dining establishments to find out what waiters, waitresses and bartenders think about their patrons — grilling a trio of restaurant staffers about what it’s really like waiting tables and tending bar. Janine, Jacob and Jenna (not their real names) spill the beans about horny customers, picky eaters and bad tippers. Both stories were produced for Narratively, a digital magazine focusing on quirky, idiosyncratic and untold tales of New York City. The stories were also featured on Digg, Gothamist and the New York Magazine Blog.  

Secretly Sober
Secretly Sober

The Recollective went behind the scenes at New York City’s fine dining establishments to find out what waiters, waitresses and bartenders think about their patrons.  Some of the stories we heard were just too good not to draw out. “Secretly Sober” is Jenna’s account of one customer’s particularly strange behavior on a slow Tuesday night. […]

The Dish
The Dish

The Recollective went behind the scenes at New York City’s fine dining establishments to find out what waiters, waitresses and bartenders think about their patrons. “The Dish” is a PSA to those restaurant patrons presented by Rex Collective, the game-show id of our storytelling collaborative and featuring Janine, Jacob and Jenna. Music credits: “Hola Hola Bossa […]

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