Hey, Y’all! Thanks for all the love in the comments – warms my tiny, hateful heart. However, having read said comments, I want to let you in on a little secret. I took this recap because I have a bit of an inside track on this show, so I can clarify a few things. Interestingly (perhaps confoundingly), none of these servers were cast – they all worked for either Sur or Villa Blanca at the time of filming. Scheana worked for Villa Blanca and was shipped over to Sur for the show, which I’m sure surprises no one. Same went for her friend Tina. All the relationships and breakups we’ve seen thus far have also been real, and that includes Scheana and Shea. In terms of the boozing, I’ve worked in F&B in this town for awhile, and I’ve seen a lot of servers drink more. I don’t think there are any laws forbidding employees from drinking on the job, but restaurants are liable for anyone who drinks and drives after leaving their establishment and that includes employees. As for the uniforms, I’ve seen a lot of servers wear less, and when it comes to hair down and whatnot, I think you can wear hair down as long as you’re not in the kitchen. I think it’s against health code, but the health department picks their battles depending on the restaurant.
That’s it for now – can’t blow the lid off of everything, but I’ll try to keep clarifying the finer points as we go. Enjoy!
This week opens with Lisa interviewing that she and Ken have had 26 restaurants together, but with Sur, they’re letting Guillermo handle the bullshit, 3am nights of being restaurant managers.
“Must I wear this shirt?” “Yes. And who told you to sew buttons on it?”
That’s what I’d do. Guillermo’s domain? Figuring out what to do when Stassi tells a manager to get blown when said manager refuses her a drink. Lisa’s domain? Figuring out how to get Guillermo to agree to doing a massive pink float for the Los Angeles Pride Parade. The two mock fight for a hot minute until finally Lisa gets her way. The float is happening – and so is Kevin Lee!!!
“Raaa raaaa ra ra ra ra rive for todaaaaay!”
When it comes to spin-offs, this guys is way more deserving than anyone else on this show.
Elsewhere the servers do sidework and complain about being broke, and Gasmii, there are many ways in which this show resembles my life not at all, and there are many ways in which it is identical. Put me in a black dress and paint a scowl on my face, and I could be Stassi’s fucking twin in that moment. She and Katie are discussing money and Jax when Stassi interviews that her father cut her off when she left college and now she has trouble making ends meet. Not helping? Jax, who crashes at her apartment for free and who forgot to drive her to work that day. She was taking lil’ nappy nap when Jax left without her, apparently thinking that she started at a later time than he did. She reams him a new asshole in front of Katie, and what I thought was a mere accident I’m now thinking was Jax’s subconscious just trying to have a ride to work in peace.
“Dammit, Subconscious! I love you, but we always pay for it later!”