Whether or not you are a server, chef or bartender, a brand new music video from St. Louis folks duo River Kittens can have your heels tapping as Allie Vogler and Mattie Schell weave crystalline harmonies out of the most aggravating elements of working in the meals trade.

Launched Thursday and filmed on location in The Fountain on Locust, the band’s video for “Dressing on the Facet” hits spectacular excessive notes as an idea, with each singers delivering outstanding performances in-character as a pair of servers being steadily beaten-down by inane buyer requests, complaints and come-ons.




The tune actually has every thing: Working round with a tray of scorching tea — test! Children making a catastrophe on the ground? Oh sure, plenty of that.


As the tune’s identify touts, there may be additionally, in fact, the weird psychology evidenced by prospects who order salad dressing on the aspect once they’re simply to eat all of it anyway. Who are they fooling, certainly!


The tune is simply the soundtrack for our time, with eating places struggling to take care of staffing amid a mixture of low pay, grueling situations and pandemic-flouting human rubbish prospects.


Whereas “Dressing on the Facet” is a pleasant earworm, that is additionally a very good alternative to remind all you restaurant goers: Even in case you are ordering dressing on the aspect, the tip goes right in the middle of the table. (And please, possibly skip the scorching tea this time!)

Comply with Danny Wicentowski on Twitter at
@D_Towski. E-mail the creator at Danny.Wicentowski@RiverfrontTimes.com

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