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The Pussification of California Continues - Bartenders Now Have to Wear Gloves Behind the Bar


FB - If appears that California’s unpopular new law requiring culinary workers to wear gloves when handling food will also apply to those behind the bar. Bartenders must now wear gloves or utensils like tweezers when touching ingredients such as herbs, olives, lemon wedges and ice cubes. Unfortunately, as in the case with chefs in the kitchen, many bartenders may find this new law both tedious and limiting. “I’m always touching any kind of herbs from my garden, touching persimmons to feel for their plumpness or softness,” bartender Matthew Biancaniello told the LA Times. ”But the gloves thing, even when I go to buffets and see it, I flinch a little and think ‘hospital.’” To ease the blow, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced that the law will see a “soft roll-out” these next six months to a year. During this period, food handlers will not be penalized by point deductions when not using gloves but will receive a warning instead.

Yo fuck that. I would be pissed as shit if I’m at a bar in California and my bartender couldn’t garnish my 17 dollar cocktail because he had to put on gloves first. It’s really not that big of a deal. You put a fucking lime in my ginger ale vodka, I don’t check my bank account for the next week out of pure fear, and we call it a day. I don’t need latex involved in any aspect of my life, particularly when it involves drinking or anything after.

And while on the subject, I am all about when the people at the pizza place just grab the slice with their hands and toss it into the oven. It adds that extra home-made taste. Adds to the aura. If I wanted fancy food, I’d go to a fancy place. If I end up with a slice of pepperoni and scab pizza, then that’s the bed I made, and the pizza I’ll eat.