Little Life Secrets I: Food.


by Brandon Steiner December 17, 2012 0 Comments

It’s the little things that make all the difference in life.

While none of us can know “the secret of life,” when you’ve been around as long as I have, you discover some of life’s little secrets. Here are some of the more practical ones I&#8217 learned from working behind the scenes in food service - the industry I started out in:

  • Dont eat ballpark food during the first quarter or first three innings of a game; it’s usually left over from the game before.
  • Don’t eat airport food or airplane food; most of it is cheaply and poorly-prepared. Bring your own food on flights. 
  • Don’t eat fish or sushi on a Sunday; it’s likely a few days old, as the last delivery was probably Friday, and maybe even Thursday. 
  • Never order a special when a similar item is on the menu and don’t go for the similar dish, either. Don’t get the salmon francese, nor the grilled salmon, when they’re both on the menu. That might well mean the chef is trying to move all the salmon since it’s getting old. 
  • When you walk in a restaurant and they tell you you’re going to have to wait, walk around the joint and see what stage of the meal most of the tables are up to. Dessert? Getting the check? Do most of them not even have food yet? That’s the way to tell the real waiting time. 
  • Tip the valet or parking lot attendant on the way in rather than on the way out on way out - you’ll be rewared with a great spot, and maybe even your car waiting for you when you come back.

 

I’ll be back with more Little Life Secrets in upcoming posts.




Brandon Steiner
Brandon Steiner

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Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM and as host of "The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner" on YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Brandon lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mara and children Crosby and Nicole.




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