Awesome local pizza place, only using the freshest ingredients which is why their menu is always changing and you will always be pleasantly surprised.
I am not a complainer, I always try to find the good in everything, but this experience was so appalling, well it needs to be addressed. Now I get take out of Basil which is always great, so I decided to have a dinner party there for my birthday. I called ahead as they suggest, not for a reservation, but so they could accomodate us on a Monday night. We showed up at 5 had some drinks at the bar, and were seated at 5:30. Got served apps at 6, dinner shortly after, and we were all having a great time. Then I began to noticed how often the staff was at our table. As soon as the last bite of food was gone the dishes and silverware removed, and the napkins practically ripped out of our hands. Then we were sitting and talking following dinner, which people typically do. The staff came over and leaned in between us to wipe down the tables. Still no big deal. My friend stands up and as soon as she does an employee took the chair out from under her and took it to another table. I guess she wasn't sitting back down. We decided to wait until everyone was back at the table before we left, and the manager herself, came over and told us to go next door if we would like to talk. We just paid for dinner, were trying to talk a little, and they rudely interrupted us to let us know that we could leave and go next door to their establishment Chai's to spend more money. We asked if we were being kicked out after all the money everyone had just spent, 7 people, drinks, appetizers and dinners. She said they had an hour wait and that we needed to leave for other customers. I am sorry we showed up early to sit down for a nice dinner and all of a sudden we were a problem. I had a great birthday, but the service at Basil was appalling. I will go to Little Thai Too, maybe they appreciate people who spend their money.
So yes maybe there are many faults at home, but people in the community can help in many small ways as well. For example, volunteer your spare time to help improve the community with which this is happening. You could possibly mentor a child, tutor a child. Spending more time getting more people in our community involved in the future generations is a start. I have done this in the past and will continue to do so in the future because I see the great impact it has. When these kids, teenagers, children see that there are other people in the world that care about them and are counting on them to do well for their own future, they may turn away from drugs and crime and see what dedication can do. I have mentored a young boy who had a learning disability and that is why he always got into trouble, after we had met for the year, he turned a new leaf and realized p how to deal with it in positive ways like writing. If you are daunted by the huge task of fixing the whole community, start by reaching out to one individual and stick with them, don't give up on them, make sure they trust you to be around for as long as they need.
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