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Our Favorite Kitchen Prank


By way of Grub Street, we came across the Post’s article about April Fool’s restaurant pranks. We are familar with some of these, though more as frat-style hazing than an April-specific tradition.

Our favorite back-of-the-house prank: sending a dim-witted barista on a desperate quest for steam for the espresso machine. “We’re out of steam!! Bring this container down the street and ask if you can borrow some of theirs. But make sure you keep it covered on the way back!!” Oh, man. It’s a little sad, really, to watch someone take this task on as if it were a call to battle. Sad in a hilarious kind of way.

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