"Waiter Rant" is a weblog written by ex-Waiting staff/waiter Steve Dublanica. In roughly bi-weekly installments, Dublanica wrote vignettes about the lives of wait staff and customers. Dublanica started the blog in 2004 and originally wrote anonymously as "The Waiter."
On July 29, 2008, the book Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip--Confessions of a Cynical Waiter, based on the blog, was published. The accompanying public relations, including TV appearances, meant that “The Waiter” had to give up his anonymity. The book spent five weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list in 2008.
The stories were originally about "The Bistro," a restaurant in the New York area where Dublanica worked for seven years through 2006. New York (magazine)/New York magazine later revealed that "The Bistro" is Lanterna Tuscan Bistro in Nyack, New York.
Later stories were about "Café Machiavelli." On July 19, 2008, Dublanica announced that he had quit his job at Café Machiavelli in preparation for his book's publication. Dublanica planned not to go back to the restaurant industry, although he would continue his blog.
Waiter Rant was one of five finalists for "Best American Weblog" for the 2006 Bloggie Awards.
Waiter Rant won "Best Writing in a Weblog" in the 2007 Bloggie Awards.More Waiter Rant on Wikipedia.