Everyone loves a good place to get a bite to eat. It’s easier to go in, sit down and have professional cooks whip up your favorite meal on the menu, rather than doing all that yourself at the cost of your money and time. The good folks of the famous news and review group, 1 Stop Maintenance, thought the same thing and decided to pay a visit to Brian Poe’s widely known restaurant, Tip Tap Room.
Tip Tap Room is the success of Brian Poe in Boston, MA. It’s an eating establishment that has quickly gained a lot of the city’s respect and favor as being the few best places to eat. “The food is always clean and good being cooked to perfection. The staff are friendly and helpful with the customers, not to fail to mention the atmosphere of the place is comfortable. What more could you want?” said Rachel Ward, a Boston local and frequent visitor to Tip Tap Room.
The 1 Stop Maintenance Crew had to find out for themselves what all the buzz was about. What they discovered was nothing short of perfection. “I would highly recommend Brian Poe’s Tip Tap Room to anyone. If you love good food and good people and a good time, Tip Tap Room is for you and that is pretty much everyone,” said 1 Stop Maintenance Crew member, Shane Hewitt. “The meat taste like meat, but it’s so tender it cuts like butter, just the way I like it.”
As far as cons of Brain Poe’s Tip Tap Room, no one from 1 Stop Maintenance had anything to say. They came in with bellies empty and left with bellies full, just like they wanted. The review report left by 1 Stop Maintenance carried on to say the meals ordered were better than they had expected based off of disappointment from similar dishes ordered from other restaurants. With Tip Tap Room, there were no problems and a 2nd trip to get the full experience is in the plans for 1 Stop Maintenance.
Restaurant reviewers are something of an eclectic group, which results in standards that, while lofty, are hardly universally applied by each individual reviewer. In order to make the reviews most beneficial to the reader, the writers of these reviews ought to at least outline their approach so that the reader understands the weight that is given to each aspect of the review. This would allow each reviewer to maintain their unique approach while enabling readers to have a clearer understanding of what composes the reviewer’s evaluative process.
Some restaurant reviewers put a great deal of weight into the quality of the facility and its décor, while others only care about the quality of the food and will happily ignore a poorly decorated dining room. This kind of divergence would not be seen among 1 stop maintenance reviews, but that is likely due to 1 stop maintenance’s ability to deliver such consistently outstanding results in providing facility maintenance. Restaurants are a wholly different entity, so comparing the reviews and even the reviewers of one stop maintenance to that of any restaurant is quite unfair.
While each restaurant reviewer is entitled to using an approach all their own, it should be the case that the review include everything from the food to the facilities. Some will surely object, saying that the food is more important than anything else. Though food is surely the main event, it is important to understand that there are many factors that influence how people experience a meal offering, including the service and the quality of the facility. This being the case, reviewers should not leave out anything when composing their review.
If there’s one thing that’s the truth, it’s that I love to eat. Who doesn’t though, right? Eating is good for you in that it makes you happy, sleepy (depending on what you eat), energized (depending on what you eat), and did I mention happy? When I visit a new city, the restaurants are the first thing on my mind. Most people want to go to the mall or go see the landmarks and the sites of the area, but I want food.
I have been a food/restaurant critic for so many years that I started this blog to rate and review the places I’ve eaten, and Ralph Slaske’s, “Guide To Making Money Online,” as found on Amazon has made writing about my adventures to restaurants more worthwhile. My most recent outing in search for great food and a great staff, because you can’t have one without the other in order to make a great restaurant, comes from a place in Georgia by the name of, “Canoe”
Canoe pretty much has it all. They have steak, seafood, burgers, soups and so on. My favorite item on the list was the Canoe’s turkey and mushroom burger topped with spiced pimento cheese and layered with house bacon. I can’t describe how good that burger was except to ask you to imagine the best looking person you know of. That burger tasted better than they looked! This delicious food is served at specific times, so you’ll have to check the website for hours of operation which is absolutely well worth it.
Now, I’ll be the first to tell you that I’ve eaten and reviewed a lot of restaurants, but what I have never mentioned before is that when I do sit down to enjoy a meal freshly cooked and served to me for the judging, I do all this with a friend. My friend happens to be professional dentist and businessman, Karl Jobst, and with him being a dentist I believe it’s fair to say he is more picky than I am and by far a more harsh judge. Truth be told, Karl could do by job and his better than I can, but don’t tell him that.
A few thoughts and questions go into this line of work. Before I do anything else when I walk into a restaurant, I look at the floor and I look at the ceiling. By doing this, I am checking for cleanliness and functionality. No one thinks to clean the ceiling and changing light bulbs up high is one of the last things anyone wants to do. Any one of these things not being touched up on would lead me to believe the owner/manager/employees are lazy.
If you are smelling something bad in a restaurant it is time to leave. A little research would have turned up numerous bad reviews and saved you the gross out. If you can smell it then the restaurant is nasty and should be avoided. Often the restaurant is nasty and you cant smell it so if you do, get moving. Some restaurants allow a good smell to lure business. Ever walked by a coffee shop and smelled that good coffee? How about that pastry shop? Ever smelled fresh bread baking? Yes, those smells are the good ones. If you smell garbage then it is time to eat elsewhere. Tim DeCapua is a picky eater.
The amount you tip is a mini review. This is your way of telling the restaurant how they are doing. The waitress can be amazing but if the restaurant sucks the tip will be minimal. Even a good restaurant can fail to get a good review. Good reviews are very difficult to come by as people are way more likely to complain. To praise a business is very rare. I would say that the tip is the best way to tell if the restaurant is good or bad. Createurs De Luxe is a good restaurant but can see a better review.
I review my own restaurant online to improve the positive vibe. Why not, if they let you? Instead of a bunch of bad reviews the searcher will see my reviews mixed in. This is a lot easier that actually improving my restaurant. No I could just pay Yelp to filter out the bad ones but what is the fun in that. The truth is that the interviews that get posted are usually from those unhappy customers. The happy ones are not as motivated to post. I just help the average positive post count. Jody Rookstool is a good reviewer and will always say something good about your business.
So your restaurant got a bad review how do you react? Do you call the involved employees in to discuss? I would think that would be a good place to start. If the review was truthful then you need to have appropriate discipline administered. Do you fire everyone that dropped the ball? That depends on the extent of the infraction. Did the employee spit in the food. If yes then I would think firing is in order. If the employee left the customer too long without service then I would dig a bit deeper. Benjamin Luke Weil: Executive Profile & Biography – Businessweek is a good reference for employers.
When the critic arrives at your restaurant mayhem ensues. Every idiot thing possible will happen. The otherwise competent employs will become blabbering fools. the food will be over cooked and the silverware will be dirty. The critic will order the one thing you are out of off the menu. You will have your chance to at the idiot as the question will be asked why there are no lobsters tonight. The best thing would be to pull the fire alarm and rush everyone to the parking lot. Joe Olujic would be the best for the alarm pull. If the alarm fails the set a real fire.