Devin Dearing Preston: NYC writer, playwright, and storyteller

Waiting is the Hardest Part

Control… Not on the Menu

March 30, 2015

“Can I get your pulled pork sandwhich, but with no bread? Hold the slaw, hold the pickle. Maybe sub spinach…

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Should I be embarrassed?

December 23, 2011

I don’t wear a bra. Ever. I gave up that fight a long time ago. When an A cup is…

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Mistakes, I have made a few

December 13, 2011

I feel like I’ve made a huge mistake. I’m trying something new in the hospitality industry. I’m working the door….

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Give me your coat! Please?

November 18, 2011

I’ve given up the high stress world of table service this winter for the very odd occupation of watching other…

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Unknown future

October 18, 2011

It’s that time of year. Summer: the deadest time ever for my restaurant. So deadly in fact, that my restaurant…

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Ritual

November 10, 2009

I’ve heard it said somewhere that people love routine. A schedule. Structure. Some sort of order to cling to in…

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a guilty conscience

September 11, 2009

Lets be honest. Your server wants you to have drinks with dinner. Expensive drinks. Lots of them. We work on…

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Linda wants a cock cake

September 3, 2009

Regulars. A very strange and vital part of the restaurant business. If you want your restaurant to be successful, you…

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Are you an actress?

August 30, 2009

Every so often you get the table who is dying to know more about you. Why is not always clear….

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Fake it

August 19, 2009

The long days of summer drag on and on and people are just not coming into my restaurant. I wouldn’t…

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