Saturday, February 02, 2008

Austin and Angela know

What kind of a restaurant has seating accommodations for parties of 2 or 3 or 4, but whose absolute max is accommodating one party of six at a time? Specifically, what kind of restaurant in Utah County, Utah, where the average size of a family who may wish to pop in at your restaurant is 17.4 people?

I am not going to tell you what kind of a restaurant it is because, after my little party of 6 went there tonight, and waited and waited, and watched as party after party arrived after us and got seated before us, and waited some more, and heard how everyone was raving about the food as they walked out, and asked the hostess when our table would be available, and waited some more, and finally got mad and left and went to a much less exciting establishment and had a much less exciting meal -- after all that, I'm bitter and I don't want to give them any free publicity, good or bad.

Also, (apparently I'm not done ranting) what kind of a restaurant works really hard at having a really good menu, and works to get all kinds of good buzz about it, but makes the restaurant teeny tiny, and has almost zero effective waiting space? Yeah, it's the same place and I'm still not going to tell you.

13 comments:

AzĂșcar said...

Hmm it's possible we ate there last night. We were a party of 6 as well, it took a good 1/2 hour to 45 to be seated.


It was worth it.

Abby said...

I know what restaurant. I'm sorry, that stinks.

You wanna go together one of these days? Party of two?

Austin said...

True, all of it.

Emily said...

Abby, yes.

Sarah said...

The nerve of Cafe Rio!!!

Andrew & Heidi Dixon said...

Darnit! Now I have to know what restaurant you're talking about - it's gonna drive me crazy!

Maybe you could give the name in code and I could figure it out.

Anonymous said...

Hah! Funny, Sarah. Cafe Rio is sooo yummy! AG

Andelin said...

I'm very curious too! Hmm...I'll have to ask around what the buzz is there right now. How Snootie they sound! What are they doing in Utah County anyway... I'm sorry what a bummer night.

Andelin said...

Or is it "snooty"?

Angela said...

It's truely too bad, because it smelled yummy, and you know my husband's not going to take me back there. Mabey you and Abby could invite me and make it a party of three? We could sit at the bar...

Alice said...

There are plenty of restaurants like that in Scottsdale you know. You didn't have to move 1000 miles away for that!

Emily said...

Okay, it was Pizzeria 712.

Angela, of course: party of 3!

Alice, you don't have to tell me that, sister.

Nancy said...

I heard, and I imagine all too well how it all went down. Bad luck, sorry.