"Waiting:" Waitstaff, Hostesses, and Bartenders

The pandemic revealed that those who work in restaurants and bars are indeed front line workers. They not only faced the risk of disease and infection, but also irate customers, long hours, and low wages. They do far more than simply serve food and drinks. They bring a smile, pleasant conversation, a listening ear, and often genuine friendship. I salute these fine folks and all they do. Never underestimate the difference you make in folks lives . . . , bless you! Some of these wonderful folks took time from their very busy schedule hence some of these images are little more than a quick snapshot; others are posed character studies.

Thanks so much to those who were kind enough to take the time to help me create an image I'll forever treasure.

Eduardo: Cafe Matteotti

Eduardo: Cafe Matteotti

Ana: Horizons Bar

Ana: Horizons Bar

Radomir: BeBirgu

Radomir: BeBirgu

Joefe: Baristas

Joefe: Baristas

Guiseppe: Baristas

Guiseppe: Baristas

Agnese: Baristas

Agnese: Baristas

Heiko: Oceania Riviera

Heiko: Oceania Riviera

Eduardo: Cafe Matteotti

Eduardo: Cafe Matteotti

Alyssia: Le Coin Provencal

Alyssia: Le Coin Provencal

Janeth: Ohla Eixample Hotel

Janeth: Ohla Eixample Hotel

Jeremias: Norwegian Dawn

Jeremias: Norwegian Dawn

Hedney: Norwegian Dawn

Hedney: Norwegian Dawn

Ania: Palace Hotel & Spa

Ania: Palace Hotel & Spa

Amma & Frea: Kenilworth Pub Rose Street

Amma & Frea: Kenilworth Pub Rose Street

Georgia: McGregor's Pub

Georgia: McGregor's Pub

Killian: Arthur's

Killian: Arthur's

Chloe: McCooley's

Chloe: McCooley's

Millie: McCooley's

Millie: McCooley's

Elle: Jury's Inn

Elle: Jury's Inn

Ayaz: Ottoman Kitchen

Ayaz: Ottoman Kitchen

Ellana: The Dancing Man Brewery

Ellana: The Dancing Man Brewery

Christopher: Baleen's

Christopher: Baleen's

Joseph: Baleen's

Joseph: Baleen's

Kevin: Off the Rock Tavern

Kevin: Off the Rock Tavern

Falynn: Izzy's

Falynn: Izzy's

Tishana: First Street Restaurant

Tishana: First Street Restaurant

Amy: The Diner

Amy: The Diner

Greta: A.J.'s Good Time Bar

Greta: A.J.'s Good Time Bar

Troy: Hotel Preston

Troy: Hotel Preston

Pye: Sushi Thai Downtown

Pye: Sushi Thai Downtown