There’s this new place in Atwater called Bon Vivant. Great big space, a coffee AND a regular bar, and a food counter you order from. I’ve gone there a couple times and enjoyed the food, and the service was typically okay to iffy. Not great, but then again, they JUST opened.
That said, for now, fuck this place. Went in last night around 7 to get some takeout with my ladyfriend. Halfway through the door, we noticed there was nothing in the glass case. As I turned to her to say, “Oh, there’s no food…”, someone yelled out “Kitchen is closed!” from across the room. I looked over and said, “Sorry?” The, it turns out, employee behind the counter yelled again, “The kitchen is closed!!!”
No “Hey guys, sorry but…” or “Hi there! Sorry, we just closed up—we stop serving food at 7” or anything like that. Just the phrase “Kitchen is closed!” Yelled at us. Might as well have added “So beat it, cocksuckers!”
Look, if you’re not an old lady BBQ champion who serves perfect brisket from the back of a truck way down south, don’t ever yell shit like that at me and anyone I care about. You look my same age or younger.
Get it together, Bon Vivant.
A Guy Who Worked in Restaurants and Catering for Eight Years