Do Unto Us - Or Else;
Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) November 10, 2006
"Hey, restaurant guy, why are your barstools so uncomfortable?" This and numerous equally poignant questions bothering restaurant diners will be answered in the nationally syndicated print media column, "Hey, Restaurant Guy!" The weekly column launched this month addresses all those restaurant peeves and practices that detract from the dining experience. According to Bill Stephens, "Hey, Restaurant Guy!" columnist, "Nothing is sacred. Be it picky or unpardonable, all restaurant sins will be aired out."
"Hey, Restaurant Guy!" is published in newspaper weekly Food and Wine sections near the restaurant reviews and listings. Restaurant owners, employees and their patrons read these pages habitually, and the blog, http://www.heyrestaurantguy.com , is the open forum establishing a synergistic dialogue between the groups.
Bill Stephens draws on his over 30 years experience in restaurant and food service when discussing topics as diverse as employee attitude, uncomfortable barstools; to take out drive-thru communications systems, service techniques, tipping, menu, wine, and anything that concerns diners. While active in food service, he concurrently owned and operated three airline catering kitchens, two employee feeding operations, fine dining restaurants, catered a dinner train, and was the third largest full service off premise caterer in South Texas. His clients included Prince Charles of Great Britain, the family of the King of Saudia Arabia, and Pope John Paul II.
As a food and wine journalist, Stephens wrote over 1,000 weekly columns for Harte-Hanks, Murdoch, and Hearst newspapers and contributed to most national food and wine periodicals. Currently he is active as a restaurant consultant (http://www.billstephensassociates.com).
"I like the fact that 'Hey, Restaurant Guy!' is a bottom up information source for restaurant people. They are hearing it from the people in the seats - the ones who pay the restaurant's bills," Stephens says. "We actively solicit restaurant patrons' peeves, experiences, suggestions, and rants." He is quick to point out that "Hey, Restaurant Guy!" does not critique individual restaurants, but rather speaks to general concerns of people who eat out.
Articles on http://www.heyrestaurantguy.com are categorized under: "Do Unto Us - Or Else;" "From Where I Sit;" "What's Good;" "I Need a Drink;" "Grape Gripes;" and "Anything Else?" Previously posted articles are available for bloggers' comments and suggestions. Heyrestaurantguy.com is readily available through its RSS feed.
"'Hey, Restaurant Guy!' is lot's of fun," Stephens adds. "The articles are edgy and humorous and stir readers to blog their 'Attaboy!' 'Right on!' and 'Your insane!' comments. Best of all, though, is readers offering suggestions on how to improve dining experiences."
Contact information at http://www.heyrestaurantguy.com , or Bill Stephens at 210-496-5880.
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