Warm service, satisfying food at Kalico

Warm service, satisfying food at Kalico

There are 34 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Nov 22, 2011, titled Warm service, satisfying food at Kalico. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

The rarely-heard greetings made me feel special, but I wasn't the only one. After overhearing neighboring customers, I realized most, if not all, servers take good care of Kalico's patrons.

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Angry American

Chico, CA

#1 Nov 23, 2011
"But besides warm salutations, this mid-size restaurant offers a variety of food."

It's the same fucking menu as the Cozy Diner, Russels, The Kalico in Paradise along with the Cozy Diner and Annies all owened my slave laborer and slum loard John Castaldo. All his cooks and kitchen help are mostly illegal Mexicans. He has them work eight hours at one establishment and then makes them go to a different restaurant to work another shift without paying over-time.

He and his managers are nothing more than slime-ball maggots.
Hockey Mom

Chico, CA

#3 Nov 24, 2011
Angry American wrote:
All his cooks and kitchen help are mostly illegal Mexicans.
How do you know that?

Just curious, but please explain. Are you friends with the cooks? Did they tell you they were illegal and being exploited?

Do you work there? Have you seen their personell files and the missing proof of legal residency?

Did their nametags say something like "Juan Reyes: Illegal Alien"?

Or are you just ASSUMING they are illegal because you heard them speak spanish?
Angry American

AOL

#4 Nov 24, 2011
Hockey Mom wrote:
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How do you know that?
Just curious, but please explain. Are you friends with the cooks? Did they tell you they were illegal and being exploited?
Do you work there? Have you seen their personell files and the missing proof of legal residency?
Did their nametags say something like "Juan Reyes: Illegal Alien"?
Or are you just ASSUMING they are illegal because you heard them speak spanish?
I have inside information. he also came across three pay stibs on the floor with different names but same social security number.
FYI - he's hispanic
Angry American

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#5 Nov 24, 2011
Hockey Mom wrote:
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How do you know that?
Just curious, but please explain. Are you friends with the cooks? Did they tell you they were illegal and being exploited?
Do you work there? Have you seen their personell files and the missing proof of legal residency?
Did their nametags say something like "Juan Reyes: Illegal Alien"?
Or are you just ASSUMING they are illegal because you heard them speak spanish?
Everybody in Chico knows that you retard.
Even the Golden Waffle that has been on Main St. for decades
is now owned my another Mexican that hires illegals.
This Beaner also owns Jacks and I heard the food sucks!
Hockey Mom

Chico, CA

#6 Nov 25, 2011
Angry American wrote:
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I have inside information. he also came across three pay stibs on the floor with different names but same social security number.
FYI - he's hispanic
You are lying. Or he is lying to you. You have never worked in a restaurant have you?

It would make no sense to have three different people working the same social security number in the same restaurant. It would be a huge red flag to overtime violations. All those hours (from three people) on one social????? You would have to be really ignorant to believe that one.
Angry American

Chico, CA

#8 Nov 27, 2011
There is a requirment by the stae of California that all food handlers become certified.

Two of Castaldo's cooks failed the test twice.
And it was given to them in Spanish!

Eat there? I think not!
Ruth

United States

#9 Nov 27, 2011
These greasy spoon restaurants attract a lot of lonely people who are then made to feel obligated to leave money in form of a "tip" for being treated kindly.

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#10 Nov 27, 2011
Angry American wrote:
There is a requirment by the stae of California that all food handlers become certified.
Two of Castaldo's cooks failed the test twice.
And it was given to them in Spanish!
Eat there? I think not!
Oh god so what!

Why wouldn't they take the test in spanish if that is their primary language.

It is not an English test or a citizenship test for christ's sake it is a food handleing test. The idea is to find out if they know how to handle food safely. If they don't know English well enough to read it, how are you going to find out if they know how to handle food safely if you don't test them in a language they understand?

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#11 Nov 27, 2011
Ruth wrote:
These greasy spoon restaurants attract a lot of lonely people who are then made to feel obligated to leave money in form of a "tip" for being treated kindly.
All restaurants require tipping (unless the service is really bad) not just "greasy spoon's", Waiters and waitresses are taxed on the assumption that they earn 15% of their sales in tips whether they actually make that much or not, and all restaurants should treat their customers kindly or risk going out of business.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

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#12 Nov 28, 2011
Curtain Rod wrote:
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All restaurants require tipping (unless the service is really bad) not just "greasy spoon's", Waiters and waitresses are taxed on the assumption that they earn 15% of their sales in tips whether they actually make that much or not, and all restaurants should treat their customers kindly or risk going out of business.
Require tipping???

How can a restaurant require one to tip???

Yes some add it to the bill...
But if the service is bad I refuse to pay that also....
No restaurant can require tipping

But the liberal loons in California want to make a 20% tip mandatory and the liberal loons look at that and think........

Wow.....This will be the next best thing since oslamacare.......

Not knowing that the real reason for the mandatory tipping is so they can tax the wait staff a extra 5%.......

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#13 Nov 28, 2011
Here Is One wrote:
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Require tipping???
How can a restaurant require one to tip???
Yes some add it to the bill...
But if the service is bad I refuse to pay that also....
No restaurant can require tipping
But the liberal loons in California want to make a 20% tip mandatory and the liberal loons look at that and think........
Wow.....This will be the next best thing since oslamacare.......
Not knowing that the real reason for the mandatory tipping is so they can tax the wait staff a extra 5%.......
Whooosh!

Right over your head. You completely missed the point. AGAIN!

“Facts”

Since: May 08

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#14 Nov 28, 2011
Curtain Rod wrote:
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Whooosh!
Right over your head. You completely missed the point. AGAIN!
Did you say this???
"All restaurants require tipping"

Yes....LOL

Is it a true statement???

NOPE..........LOL

So maybe you should try and say what you mean and mean what you say........LOL

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#15 Nov 28, 2011
Here Is One wrote:
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Did you say this???
"All restaurants require tipping"
Yes....LOL
Is it a true statement???
NOPE..........LOL
So maybe you should try and say what you mean and mean what you say........LOL
Understanding the subtelties of language is, I know, not your strong suit. Look up the word "required"

As in tipping is required, expected, customary, at all restaurants. Not that the restauraunts can enforce it.

Here are a couple of definitions: to call for as suitable or appropriate <the occasion requires formal dress>

to feel or be obliged —used with a following infinitive <one does not require to be a specialist — Elizabeth Bowen>

As you can see (maybe, though in your case I won't count on it) the word "required" is perfectly appropriate in my sentence.

And anyway, the point was to Ruth, there is no difference between a so called "greasy spoon" and any other type of restaurant that waits on you when it comes to tipping. That is the point that went completely over your head.

“Facts”

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#16 Nov 28, 2011
Curtain Rod wrote:
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Understanding the subtelties of language is, I know, not your strong suit. Look up the word "required"
As in tipping is required, expected, customary, at all restaurants. Not that the restauraunts can enforce it.
Here are a couple of definitions: to call for as suitable or appropriate <the occasion requires formal dress>
to feel or be obliged —used with a following infinitive <one does not require to be a specialist — Elizabeth Bowen>
As you can see (maybe, though in your case I won't count on it) the word "required" is perfectly appropriate in my sentence.
And anyway, the point was to Ruth, there is no difference between a so called "greasy spoon" and any other type of restaurant that waits on you when it comes to tipping. That is the point that went completely over your head.
A restaurant may require a coat and tie to enter their restaurant and can enforce that requirement.

But tipping is not required in any restaurant unless it is specifically stated as required.....

Even in a restaurant where they add the tip to the bill unless the state the tip is required you can force the restaurant to remove the tip from the bill.

So once more you spout of ignorantly and then defend it......
Just like when you told us it was legal in Mexico to disrupt the national anthem........LOL

Since: Oct 10

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#17 Nov 28, 2011
Here Is One wrote:
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A restaurant may require a coat and tie to enter their restaurant and can enforce that requirement.
But tipping is not required in any restaurant unless it is specifically stated as required.....
Even in a restaurant where they add the tip to the bill unless the state the tip is required you can force the restaurant to remove the tip from the bill.
So once more you spout of ignorantly and then defend it......
Just like when you told us it was legal in Mexico to disrupt the national anthem........LOL
Once more you completely miss the point.

not to mention your complete failure to understand the meanings of the required. Hint: the concept of "enforcement" is not necessary for something to be "required". I realize that the subtleties of language are difficult for a person like you who forces the world into black and white when in reality it is shades of grey.

My usage of the word "required" was appropriate, but that is besides the point. The point is that there is no difference between a "greasy spoon" or any other type of restaurant when it comes to tipping. THAT WAS THE POINT. Tipping is the norm, is customary, is required, is standard practice, is etc. etc. etc.in all restaurants that wait on you. The fact that you have trouble with the word "required" in that context is a matter of language ussage. A matter that I am correct on, but nevertheless, it is minutia, aka NOT THE POINT.

Why don't you get that?

“Facts”

Since: May 08

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#18 Nov 28, 2011
Curtain Rod wrote:
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Once more you completely miss the point.
not to mention your complete failure to understand the meanings of the required. Hint: the concept of "enforcement" is not necessary for something to be "required". I realize that the subtleties of language are difficult for a person like you who forces the world into black and white when in reality it is shades of grey.
My usage of the word "required" was appropriate, but that is besides the point. The point is that there is no difference between a "greasy spoon" or any other type of restaurant when it comes to tipping. THAT WAS THE POINT. Tipping is the norm, is customary, is required, is standard practice, is etc. etc. etc.in all restaurants that wait on you. The fact that you have trouble with the word "required" in that context is a matter of language ussage. A matter that I am correct on, but nevertheless, it is minutia, aka NOT THE POINT.
Why don't you get that?
Show us where any restaurant states that tipping g is required..........LOL

OOOPS ya can't can ya.......

Tipping IS NOT required in ANY restaurant..........LOL

A coat and tie may be required.......

But not tipping.....

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#19 Nov 28, 2011
Here Is One wrote:
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Show us where any restaurant states that tipping g is required..........LOL
OOOPS ya can't can ya.......
Tipping IS NOT required in ANY restaurant..........LOL
A coat and tie may be required.......
But not tipping.....
Oh my god! Pause for a second and think. You are missing my point. The point IS NOT whether or not the word "required" was in propper usage in my sentence. Don't you get that?

Replace the word "required" with "expected" or "customary" in my orignial sentence if you must and then adress my point instead of bogging every conversation down with semantic minutia like you always do.

Tipping is "required" aka "customary", "expected", "called for", "traditional",(whate ver word you like), unless the service is bad, in every American resaurant that waits on you whether it is a greasy spoon or a 5 star bistro. That is the point.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

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#20 Nov 28, 2011
Curtain Rod wrote:
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Oh my god! Pause for a second and think. You are missing my point. The point IS NOT whether or not the word "required" was in propper usage in my sentence. Don't you get that?
Replace the word "required" with "expected" or "customary" in my orignial sentence if you must and then adress my point instead of bogging every conversation down with semantic minutia like you always do.
Tipping is "required" aka "customary", "expected", "called for", "traditional",(whate ver word you like), unless the service is bad, in every American resaurant that waits on you whether it is a greasy spoon or a 5 star bistro. That is the point.
Correct..........LOL
Required is a mile from expected....
If one is expected to do something it is far from being required...

So you will now admit that your choice of word was not the best choice.....LOL

But yet you ignorantly claim that people don't understand what you post..........LOL

try this for once....

Mean what you say
And say what you mean.....

Since: Oct 10

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#21 Nov 28, 2011
Here Is One wrote:
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Correct..........LOL
Required is a mile from expected....
.....
OH my god, still you cannot adress the point. Whether or not you agree with my word choice is NOT, I repeat, NOT, the point. I already provided you with definitions of the word required in which it is used as a synonymous with expected, custumary, etc.

Or how about this from wikipedia. a tip is not required by law but ".... failing to give an adequate tip when one is expected is a serious faux pas, and may be considered very miserly, a violation of etiquette, or unethical." In other words you could say a tip is required by custom or ettiquette unless the service is bad, but not by law.

Nevertheless, the use of the word "required" is not the issue. As is your usual pattern you have bogged this conversation down in a whole bunch of semantic nonsense that has nothing to do with the point at hand.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

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#22 Nov 28, 2011
Curtain Rod wrote:
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OH my god, still you cannot adress the point. Whether or not you agree with my word choice is NOT, I repeat, NOT, the point. I already provided you with definitions of the word required in which it is used as a synonymous with expected, custumary, etc.
Or how about this from wikipedia. a tip is not required by law but ".... failing to give an adequate tip when one is expected is a serious faux pas, and may be considered very miserly, a violation of etiquette, or unethical." In other words you could say a tip is required by custom or ettiquette unless the service is bad, but not by law.
Nevertheless, the use of the word "required" is not the issue. As is your usual pattern you have bogged this conversation down in a whole bunch of semantic nonsense that has nothing to do with the point at hand.
Wrong again..LOL

My only point was that you used the word required to describe tipping and then when you are corrected you revert to your old game of saying that people don't understand what you post.......LOL

Yes we all know that you were wrong when you said that tipping is required.....

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