Tipping Points

Monday, October 01, 2007

While Phoebe Damrosch was figuring out what to do with her life, she supported herself by working as a waiter, eventually joining the staff of Thomas Keller’s New York restaurant Per Se. Her memoir Service Included reveals how all that four-star food actually makes it onto the table, and offers diners advice on how to mind their restaurant manners.

Purchase Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter at

Event: Phoebe Damrosch will be speaking and signing books
Tuesday, October 2 at 7 pm
Borders Books & Music
The Shops at Columbus Circle

Weigh in: Servers, tell us what happens behind the scenes at your restaurant. What are the best and worst aspects of your job? Ever hear anything juicy while working the floor?


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Comments [4]

lola from New York, NY

I will never look at a server the same way again. I loved this book - it made me hungry! Ms. Damrosch is clearly a class act; it would have too EASY to write a greasy gossip-fest. Brava!

Oct. 02 2007 01:49 PM
john from new york

i hate the front of the house.

Oct. 01 2007 01:13 PM
alex from NYC

i don't understand what the point of this book is. she is completely boring. so far, she has added nothing to my knowledge of food or restaurants in new york city. she wrote a book about being a waiter.
who cares?

Oct. 01 2007 12:55 PM
Michael Winslow from Inwood

All coffee is de-caf

Oct. 01 2007 12:52 PM

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