Meet Your Waiter | Rock Candy

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Meet Your Waiter

Posted By on Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 10:14 AM

Obviously, if you are reading this blog, you love food. You think about it, you read about it, you probably even dream about it. As foodies, we care deeply about our food and where it comes from. We wonder about the farms that produce what we eat. We wonder about the chefs that can create dishes that we only wish we could make ourselves. But how often do we wonder about who is serving our food? Well, Meet Your Waiter hopes to change all that. Here, we will highlight those unsung heroes of the restaurant biz, without which your food would never get from that brilliant chef in the kitchen all the way to your table. Some things you learn about them may surprise you. Other things you may have had pegged the minute you laid on eyes on them. Either way, meet your waiter this week:

unknown.jpg

Name: Mitch Smith

Age: 26

Where he works: Ferneau, In Hillcrest

Favorite dish he serves: The Sake-Grilled Tuna. Pan seared tuna with lime-ginger ponzu, sticky rice, and spicy mustard micro-greens.

Best part about waiting tables: "Bartending is like throwing a big party", Mitch says. "All I have to do is make sure everyone’s having a good time."

What you may not know: Mitch grew up in Santa Barbara California on a 600 acre ranch. He moved to Arkansas to be closer to his sister. 

His future plans: "I just want a simple life. Maybe I’ll move back home to the family ranch where everything is relaxed and simple."


If you want your favorite waiter profiled here, leave a comment and let me know where they work and why they are awesome.

**And don't worry! I have a list of all your suggestions and I am working on them. I look forward to meeting all your favorites!

Tags: ,


Favorite

Comments (21)

Showing 1-21 of 21

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-21 of 21

Add a comment

More by Jessica Kokinos-Havel

  • Woo pig! Cabernet!

    So this is interesting. Razorback Wine Works “Hog Red” Cabernet Sauvignon has hit the shelves just in time football season.
    • Sep 30, 2008
  • Meet Your Waiter

    Obviously, if you are reading this blog, you love food. You think about it, you read about it, you probably even dream about it.
    • Sep 7, 2008
  • Starving Artist Cafe Reopens

    The Starving Artist Café reopened today in their new location on Main Street in Argenta.  Considering it was their first day back in full operation and the weather was hideous, they had a fairly full house at lunch and the service was fast and friendly.
    • Sep 2, 2008
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation