Why It Pays To Up Your Tableside Service Game For Guests

Datassential, Chicago, Illinois
Photo: Anne Watson

A few years ago on a trip to Alaska, a friend who lives just outside of Anchorage took us to South, a sprawling, casually upscale restaurant with an attached coffeehouse. It was our first proper meal after a red-eye flight and we needed some liquid refreshments. Luckily, South had a full gin and tonic menu made with options like local gin, Alaskan fruits, and foraged herbs, with all of the drinks served “Barcelona-style,”...