20 episodes

I'm the leader of the server revolution and your host of The Bitter Bistro. I've worked in the service industry for an eternity and I know one thing is for certain... customers have lost their frickin' minds! I am taking the power back from them and putting it back where it belongs, in the hands of the servers and bartenders.

The Bitter Bistro Joey

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

I'm the leader of the server revolution and your host of The Bitter Bistro. I've worked in the service industry for an eternity and I know one thing is for certain... customers have lost their frickin' minds! I am taking the power back from them and putting it back where it belongs, in the hands of the servers and bartenders.

    TBB--2019 Yelper of the Year

    TBB--2019 Yelper of the Year

    2019 was a great year for Yelpers!  They were mad, frustrated, and hurt because they didn't get the attention that they deserved.  I review the reviews and give Yelpers their just rewards.  The time has come for the servers and bartenders to take back the power!  Down with Yelp and the cowardliness it represents!


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    • 28 min
    TBB Podcast 322 w/ Danielle aka Beer Slinger

    TBB Podcast 322 w/ Danielle aka Beer Slinger

    I'm Joey Rockenstein, a.k.a. "Bitter Party of 1," the leader of the server revolution and the host of The Bitter Bistro. I've worked in the service industry for 15 years and I know one thing is for certain... you never know what to expect when you work in the service industry. This show is "Inside the Actor's Studio," but for servers and bartenders. I am taking the the power away from customers, and putting it back where it belongs, with the FOH staff. It doesn't get any BITTER than this! On this episode, I welcome Danielle aka Beer Slinger. My first out-of-country guest. All the way from Toronto, and full of great, funny stories about the service industry. We discuss wobbly tables, what it's like to work FOH and BOH, and the ladies who wear those hats. Check out her Twitter @beer_slinger. And mine, @thebitterbistro, facebook.com/thebitterbistro, and blog www.thebitterbistro.com

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Bitter Bistro Podcast Ep 321 w/ Dean Dobbs

    The Bitter Bistro Podcast Ep 321 w/ Dean Dobbs

    I'm Joey Rockenstein, a.k.a. "Bitter Party of 1," the leader of the server revolution and the host of The Bitter Bistro. I've worked in the service industry for 15 years and I know one thing is for certain... you never know what to expect when you work in the service industry. This show is "Inside the Actor's Studio," but for servers and bartenders. I am taking the the power away from customers, and putting it back where it belongs, with the FOH staff. It doesn't get any BITTER than this!

    Season 3 starts with my first out-of-state guest. All the way from OKC, Dean Dobbs, a.k.a. "Bitter Ass Server." He talks about splitting checks, going from corporate 9 to 5 to the service industry, and hooking up with co-workers.

    Find Dean on Twitter: @bitterassserver

    Find me
    Twitter: @thebitterbistro
    Twitter: @joeyrockenstein
    Facebook: thebitterbistro
    Website: www.thebitterbistro.com

    Servers don't pay their rent with compliments.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    TBB 220--The Bitter Diaries

    TBB 220--The Bitter Diaries

    I'm Joey Rockenstein, a.k.a. "Bitter Party of 1," the leader of the server revolution and the host of The Bitter Bistro. I've worked in the service industry for 15 years and I know one thing is for certain... you never know what to expect when you work in the service industry. This show is "Inside the Actor's Studio," but for servers and bartenders. I am taking the the power away from customers, and putting it back where it belongs, with the FOH staff. It doesn't get any BITTER than this!
    They say one is the loneliest number, except when it's me bitching about what has been going on over the last week at my job. Everything from service dogs, to attempted dine-and-ditching, and the people of Beverly Hills.
    Twitter: @thebitterbistro
    Facebook: thebitterbistro
    the blog: www.thebitterbistro.com
    Servers don't pay their rent with compliments.

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    • 21 min
    The Bitter Bistro Podcast 219 w/RuthAnn Thompson

    The Bitter Bistro Podcast 219 w/RuthAnn Thompson

    I'm Joey Rockenstein, a.k.a. "Bitter Party of 1," the leader of the server revolution and your host of The Bitter Bistro. I've worked in the service industry for 15 years and I know one thing is for certain... you never know what to expect when you work in the service industry.  This show is "Inside the Actor's Studio," but for servers and bartenders.  I am taking the the power away from customers, and putting it back where it belongs, with the FOH staff.  It doesn't get any BITTER than this!  
    On this episode I welcome RuthAnn Thompson to the Bistro.  If you remember the movie "Coyote Ugly," then prepare yourself for the real deal!  Some bartenders have flair, but RuthAnn blows fireballs at those assholes.  We discuss her bartending journey through NYC, her appearance on David Letterman, and how to properly bitch slap a customer.
    Find RuthAnn on Twitter and Instagram: @ru_thompson
    Like The Bitter Bistro on Facebook.  On Twitter: @thebitterbistro
    Read the blog: www.thebitterbistro.com
    Subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher
    "Servers don't pay their rent with compliments." 

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Bitter Bistro Podcast 218--The Bitter Diaries

    The Bitter Bistro Podcast 218--The Bitter Diaries

    I'm Joey Rockenstein, a.k.a. "Bitter Party of 1," the leader of the server revolution and your host of The Bitter Bistro. I've worked in the service industry for 15 years and I know one thing is for certain... you never know what to expect when you clock-in at your restaurant job. I am taking the the power away from customers, and putting it back where it belongs, with the servers.

    Welcome to The Bitter Diaries! On this episode, I rant about things that have happened over the past couple of weeks during my shifts, I talk about stuff I have read on the internet about the service industry, and I introduce "My Favorite Server Tweets."

    Check out my new monthly stand-up comedy show @Cinefile Video in West LA. Next one is Tuesday, Aug. 26th @8pm.

    It doesn't get any BITTER than this!
    Twitter: @thebitterbistro
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebitterbistro
    Read the Blog: www.thebitterbistro.com
    Server's don't pay their rent with compliments!

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Merchlo ,

Love It!!!!

Joey and all of his guests have such great stories that give you a glimpse into the secret world of the service industry. If you have worked in the service industry, you will relate to everything and crack up. If you haven't, you will be amazed! Keep 'em coming!

Kozpan ,

A Man to Lead the Cause...

I love this podcast. I've never been a server, but I respect the heck fire outta what they deal with on a day-to-day basis. With this podcast, host and creator Joey Rockenstein has given a voice to the millions of restaurant servers everywhere. Get behind Joey and his cause!!

Eve N. ,

Wow...

Endless hilarity about working with the public. Each story had me hanging on every word. Can't wait for more. Keep it coming!

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