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A couple of weeks ago a friend and I walked up on a Friday in the hopes that we could snag a seat at Brother's and Sister's. As we walked up the front steps, we were "greeted" by two large bouncers, who when we told them we didn't have a reservation, boxed us out, and wouldn't let us even move further up the steps of the property and told us to leave. I guess a 40 year old lawyer is very scary looking and not the demographic they were going for. It was very off putting, I don't really know what the purpose was of the treatment, perhaps, they could have just told us they were fully booked and we should try for another night. I know it was Friday, soon after opening, but it was a pretty rude treatment.
What is the story behind reservations at this restaurant? Phenomenal popularity? A secret? For the next month, they show availability for only a handful of weekdays, for seatings near closing time. I have encountered a similar roadblock at Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore, though at the opening bell it is not that difficult to find something in the bar area. It's discouraging, though. (And making the journey to Spike Gjerde's award-winning kitchen is expensive and not always quite as transporting as it used to be.)
Congratulations to Brothers and Sisters (but everyone knows lists like these are a load of baloney, right?)
Oversees and leads the operations of the Christ House kitchen and dining room which includes: - Planning and preparation of meals in accordance with dietary needs of a medical facility - Supervision of kitchen staff and volunteers - Supervision of dining room service volunteers - Budget and purchase food and supplies - Develops and implements kitchen and dining room policies and procedures Must be familiar with dietary requirements of medically vulnerable populations including those with diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and mechanical diets. Previous experience with vulnerable populations and working with volunteer groups and individuals highly desirable. Must also be able to coordinate regular food services with those provided and prepared by volunteer groups. Minimum two years experience managing a professional kitchen including preparing food for large groups, food purchasing, budget management, staff supervision, menu planning and implementation. Christ House offers excellent benefits including comprehensive health insurance, 403(B ) retirement plan with employer contribution, 10 holidays per year, and accrued paid vacation and sick leave. To apply, please forward your cover letter expressing your interest in the job and resume via email to email@example.com or via fax to 202-328-1100. Christ House is a 33 bed medical shelter serving homeless men and women in Washington, DC. For more information about Christ House, please refer to our website at www.christhouse.org. Feel free to personal message me with any questions about the position or the organization. Thanks for looking, david