My Father and his 5 brothers owned restaurants, deli's and catering. In the early 70's.
I worked catering for a while. Mainly rider fulfilment for some of the music clubs.. The craziest thing I've ever done!
It was soo bi-polar. I'd be running all over town. I would be at CBGB's checking everything on the rider. Then running to Max's
with things for Lou Reed, Bowie, Velvet Un. and the likes.Then finishing up at the Bottom Line, Southern and Italian food for Parliament,
and vegetarian for Miles Davis, etc. etc. For 5 hours I would be sprinting around, I mean actually physically running, then I would kick back
and listen to music for 5 hours. I did this 7 days a week! I ate on the run, drank for free at the venues, saved up enough $ to buy my 1st. house.
I had to run because the rider would request things like candy that was only available on the other side of town, booze, only available across the river. I sometimes
had to drive to Washington DC, to get this special type of beer that only delivered that far, because it had to stay refrigerated. I'd go to this place
and sneak 5-6 cases of Coors, throw Ice on it, right in the trunk, no plastic or anything.
Jim, I 'd like to see more pics.
Curious to see what that type of service is like now.