We went to dinner at BJ’s in West Covina, just off the 10 Freeway. Typical BJ food – over-priced American pub grub. But we liked it. Our server was another matter. It took him nearly 15 minutes to take our order. It wasn’t crowded….a week night…and well…we didn’t even have drinks to sip on or water to mull over. I almost insisted on leaving. But, I wanted to give the dude a chance. After reading the waiter rant – I want to give him a chance. I was a little peeved that the waiter didn’t seemed bother about keeping us waiting. On Top of that, I remember trying to order a mint juelp. I saw BJ’s had a huge bar and I thought I’d get lucky. He said they didn’t have it. Fair enough.
After dinner, I wanted some Irish coffee. He looked at me and smoothly replied: “Oh we don’t have that.”
I looked at him. Then I looked at the huge bar….I asked him if they had Jameson and he cut me off, assuring me that BJ’s and it’s huge bar did not serve Irish coffee.
Dear reader…here’s the recipe for Irish Coffee….it’s a no brainer. I don’t even need it served in an Irish mug.
(recipe from recipes.epicurean.com)
3 cups hot, freshly brewed coffee
3/4 cup Irish whiskey
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup sweetened whipped cream
Ground coffee (optional)
In a heated coffee server or metal pitcher, combine coffee, whiskey, and sugar. Pour mixture into warmed Irish-coffee mugs. Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle a little ground coffee on the cream, if desired. Makes 4 servings.
After the waiter left – Mark was kind enough to go up to the bartender and order my drink. The bartender was surpised our waiter wouldn’t serve me my drink. Mark said the bartender would send it over with our waiter.
A few minutes later, our waiter returned.
“This is my first Irish coffee.”
I was still annoyed. The BJ’s waiter in West Covina not only took his sweet sweet time taking our orders – he tried to smooth talk over his lack of alcohol knowledge and make me feel unreasonable for ordering a drink. A drink I knew the bartender could make.
Dude, next time don’t let your ignorance stand between me and my after-dinner drink.