Sunday, January 29, 2023

The Bad Waitress - Farewell

Farewell to the The Bad Waitress.  Today is their last day.  I have fond memories of eating there with Aeryn as they were growing up, after acting classes at MIA, after the Tea Tastings over at Mrs. Kelly's, and just generally if we were in the hood.  It was probably our second go-to in that area after Christo's [and we have reasons for eating at Christo's beyond "we like Greek food" including the owner being an acquaintance, her niece being a school acquaintance of both my brother and myself, and my workplace of what seems like forever ago having been only a few steps closer to Lake].  Extra props for The Bad Waitress because I didn't catch covid there. Instead I caught it basically next door at the Copper Hen on Easter for a buffet brunch.  The very thing they tell you not to do.  We went to Bad Waitress only a month before that, back in March 2022, and they were incredibly careful about keeping a lot of ventilation going, masked up, and particularly clean.  I definitely felt safer there than in a number of venues. I'm really going to miss my occasional breakfast there, particularly when they got creative with the pancakes.  A sad departure.

"When we opened The Bad Waitress, we set out to serve our friends and neighbors better food with a fresh approach. We’ve believed since the start that brunch makes everything better — but this time, it couldn’t save the day.   With great sadness, we announce that The Bad Waitress will close indefinitely after brunch on Sunday, January 29, 2023. Being a part of Eat Street and serving the Whittier neighborhood and beyond these past 18 years has been an honor. The strength, spirit, resilience and support of this community will continue to inspire us for years to come, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to serve you. We could not have done it without all of you.  We hope you’ll all join us for one last lunch date, boozy brunch, mid-morning coffee, or to use your Bad Waitress gift card before we close our doors on Sunday, January 29. "

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