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Anyone who has ever worked in a kitchen knows all too well that cooking isn’t a job. It’s a lifestyle. And people from all walks of life, come together in the kitchen and give it all they got. Because if you don’t, it will eat you alive. There’s no work to life ratio...

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People on the outside of this lifestyle have no idea the mental strain that someone who cooks has to endure. It can be very brutall at times. All for what, a paycheck? Or is it for the passion? Shit, either way, it’s hardcore. And shows the nature of the beast. It’s true nature at its core. There is no chill. An easy day is a prep day. And days off are almost unheard of sometimes. Oh but that social life has to be the best part? What social life?  Trying to fit a beer or a joint at the end of the day? I’m not sure I’d call that social life.

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This is where you follow the white rabbit down a hole to seek some truth and answers. Much like when you google your horoscope or subconsciously agree to your fortune cookie thinking that it somehow can predict the outcome of your life. 

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For most of us, brunch means mid-morning bliss, full of fun-in-the-sun day drinking, shared plates of French toast, and a few slabs of crispy, hangover-curing bacon. But working brunch?

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Everything good must come to an end. Here are 15 signs that you’ve been bartending for too damn long...

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