I recently went to the blind tiger, and had a terrible experience. I actually felt quite unwelcome there. I am a single female, and I go out to eat dinner alone often. I used to own 2 restaurants several years ago, where I served made from scratch pierogies. I was excited to see they had them and decided right away to order them and see what they do with them. I watched as the chef took the pierogies and threw them in a deep fryer, I was already disappointed, I knew that destroys the delicate nature of them. I presumed they were store bought (machine made) which is ok if they are served properly. When he brought them up from the deep fryer, he piled about a cup of crumbled bacon in the middle of them... (I don't eat bacon) but I had never seen bacon served on pierogies. The traditional way to serve them if you don't have a gravy or sauce, is "lightly sauteed, with sauteed onion and topped with sourcream.
When he was finished he put the plate up and it sat getting cold while the female bartender was flirting and talking to various men at the bar, until I interrupted her to request my food and another beer which had been empty for awhile. She gave me the food but no silver wear, so I had to ask for that, then I scraped away all the bacon and asked for sourcream, she said she didn't have any and she didn't ask the chef or ask me anything further about my food. She never approached me again until I had to ask for my check, it was clear I wasnt going to be served here. She proceeded to serve a couple more people and talk some more until I insisted that she get my check, I was the only female at the bar, and I couldnt help but say, I hate when female bartenders hate on female customers, which was clear since everyone else seemed to get excellent service. I told her so, and left without tipping, (first time I ever did that) I had told her, I wanted to talk to the chef and give him a suggestion on how to serve the pierogies traditionally from a person who has made them for 30 years, it seems he would have wanted to hear it, but he refused to be friendly as well. Boo on people who ignore someone because they think they will not be tipped properly, I always tip good service as if I were two people, and I come back. I will not go back in there, but thought seriously about writing to the owner, since I do have restaurants who want me to sell my pierogies to them for their restaurants! But no, 0 stars for service and food
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