Hero Chef Calls Out Two Entitled Women Who Threatened Him With Bad Yelp Reviews


When it comes to bad restaurant service, Yelp can be used as a tool to expose unfair treatment and service. Sometimes, when in the hands of entitled people, Yelp can also be used as a weapon, threatening the livelihood of oftentimes struggling restaurants. This story deals with the latter type of Yelp reviewer, and a restaurant chef and owner who is being called a hero for defending his eatery and staff on Instagram.


It all started when chef and owner Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow, a Cambridge, Massachusetts restaurant, posted this picture (which is now deleted) on Instagram of two  women who allegedly came in to the restaurant rudely demanding service without a reservation.

According to Buzzfeed, Scelfo later added, “It’s one thing to be entitled, but mistreat my family. Hell no.” Scelfo continued:

“My choice to post this is not to slander on them per say but to call attention to a major flaw in the current ‘online review system & entitled mentality.’”


Boston Eater, which originally broke the story, reported that many of the comments on the now-deleted picture were negative:

“Various industry folks have chimed into the conversation with a call to ban the duo from other restaurants if they’re recognized. One Instagram user claiming to have witnessed the drama noted that they told the bartender they weren’t tipping since they couldn’t get a table.”

However, the discussion continued on twitter, where Scelfo was called a hero:

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Scelfo responded:


In a new post, Scelfo wrote:

“#wedontnegotiatewithyelpers stands true though and I would encourage more people to be responsible with it. Uber allows for service providers to rate customers, we should move to that system. I will always stand by my staff, always.“

The two women never actually followed through with their threats on Yelp — not yet, anyways.


Written by‘s Max Chang



Fast Food

This Guy Walks Around Town Giving $100 Envelopes to Fast Food Workers, Still on the Loose


A Massachusetts man has tested positive for the Christmas Spirit this holiday season.

Local fast food employees of Barnstable, a town in Massachusetts, received a $100 bill over the last few days from a mysterious man. The man would hand them white envelopes with the words “Merry Christmas” in large red writing. Inside, there was no letter or card, simply just the $100 piece of paper.

Recipients of the money describe the cash as crisp, as if just withdrawn from the bank.

While most good Samaritans pay it forward to a single employee, this guy pretty much covers the entire fast food establishment. Reports say he will enter the store asking to speak with the manager, asks how many workers are employed at the store, and hand over as many $100 envelopes as there are workers.

No word yet on the identity of this mysterious humanitarian. Until then, we’re coining the name C-Note Santa.

h/t The Boston Globe

Adventures Cravings

Adventure: The Wharf (Boston, Massachusetts)

Everyone always raves about how lucky we are in Southern California because of our perfect weather, beaches, ladies, food… The list never stops! To be honest though, SoCal was getting to me, which is why I decided to pack my bags and visit some friends on the east coast! I planned on making a trip to Boston, Massachusetts…A place where they actually have seasons!  Check out the adventure as my friends and I grub down with some Homemade Boston Clam Chowder and fresh seafood at the Fisherman’s Net!