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Richard Beveridge

Ester’s hard work and dedication are inspirational. Her presence at Plaza Cafe is always comforting, like all is right with the world. After having breakfast at Plaza many hundreds of times, one memory sticks out. After five or six years ago there was a scheduling mixup and Ester was the only waitperson on duty that morning. As the cafe filled up, Ester ran the whole dining room by herself, doing the work of maybe half a dozen people while waiting for reinforcements. Most mortals would have been crushed by all that, but not Ester. What a superstar!

Peter Haase

Esther was my waitress for 35 years until we needed to relocate. I miss her, the food, the other employees and the Razatos family. Lots of good memories at the Plaza Cafe.

Jeff clark

Great story. And a nice reminder how much our Immigrant population adds to the greatness of our country.

Carlos Vasquez


Sloan Cunningham

Mr Robert Nott: Waking up to waitress in the headlines shouldn’t be startling but it is.

We could do better. We could be better. We could honor people with more respect.

A waiter/ess is someone who comes to your table and literally waits on you; they stand there and take your order. A server serves you; they may bring your meal….


Your stories are great and we do appreciate your research and writing.

Sabine Strohem

What a great human interest story.

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