SUR is largely run without any histrionics on the floor. It has been for years. It is their backstory that we are watching, and, even for me, it is a fast and crazy ride that I don't attempt to keep up with. . .
It was rather enlightening should I say, witnessing the meeting between Frank and Stassi's parents. The fact that they openly admitted sharing a bottle of vodka earlier was all the information I needed to understand how obscure this family was.
Stassi has taken a lot of heat this season for her ridiculous behavior, her comments, and so forth, and it has been hard to justify and to defend. But as you will see as this story unfolds, the choices that are made between the friends and staff members are often clouded in a cloak of deception. I love witnessing their antics even though I know so many are making the wrong choices. When we are young, footloose, and fancy-free, sometimes the only way is to learn by our mistakes!
I am liking the developing relationship between Scheana and Stassi it is good to observe as they had such a bumpy start. Scheana most definitely will be a much needed influence!
Anyway 'till next week. Loved the sketch on SNL. . .such a compliment!
Love always Lisa.
I rarely feel the need to post anything but I have to say that Jax is certifiable narcissistic personality disorder. Lisa is right about getting refund especially if psychotherapist didn't diagnose it.
Watching the reunion - Stassi is sitting - praying - no one will call her on anything. She believes everyone is going to cover for her. Get rid of the liar. Jax is an idiot. Stassi is so "uncomfortable" so this so that - get over it Stassi. You are no innocent. Stassi is a user, nothing more. She creates havoc, uses people, and lies lies lies.
I watch this show because I adore you, Lisa. Aside from your beauty & brains, I see a kind, nurturing woman. You treat your staff well, & SUR seems like a wonderful restaurant, that someone like me, can only hope to visit. But, for the life of me, I can't understand why you keep Stassi? She seems to have every one wrapped around her little finger. Even you. She's a bully, & I think you've given her more chances than a cat with nine lives.
mareedee1 I disagree I like Stassi, she is young and beautiful and loves working at SUR. I'm sure some of it is scripted.
No, Stassi loves herself and you are blinded by something. Who knows what. Another Jax? I have never seen such a loser like Jax. Stassi kept that look on her face the entire show - the conniving look - you can't miss it. She is a manipulator. Stassi was enjoying every second.
Laura-Leigh needs therapy....she is very needy to the point it is uncomfortable to watch...and Jax....serious serious issues...YUCK...those two deserve each other...
Tell Laura Leigh she needs to get a voice coach...and why Lisa....ohhhh whhhyyy...did she get in several heated arguments with both Stassi and Jax....she told Stassi she ws "spooled" and told Jax, they were not going to "boooweee" her...clearly her flipper is not allowing her tongue to pronunciate....neverrrr but never argue when you are in the middle of getting tooth implants and have a flipper...i was so embarrassed for her....omg...then she quits because she got a booking?? Uhhh ok...i will wait for it to hit redbox..
Employee's having sex on the job???? Why in the world would anyone want to eat here? G R O S S
Lisa, I adore you. You are my role model and I am not young. I only watch your shows to see how you decorate your house and your restaurants. The rest is bs. You are great! I don't know why you haven't fired Stacy. She's a classic narcissist who destroys everyone around her. You are not like her. You are a classy, wonderful, balanced human with good taste, the ultimate female. I adore you.
If anyone is from or has been to LA, you then know how driven everyone is. Everything, relationships included, are pushed to the nth degree. Sure, it seems a little nutty sometimes, but if you want safe & sane, maybe try Idaho, watch potatoes grow.
FrappeYani That's really stupid. What makes you think 20-something people in LA are any different from 20-something people in New York, Chicago or even Idaho? They're all intense! It's part of being in your 20s.
Any possibility of getting the Bravo producers to crack the whip on these young up and comers to get their blogs written and posted?
We all know you have enough to deal with when it comes to this group.. so maybe Bravo can hold the fire to their feet.
I think Stossi must have a long drive to work from the state of denial to B.H. CA. Get over yourself, it is just gross the way you treat people and really hope at some point you get treated the way you deserve. Like a garbage
Lisa, really love the show I want to know were on earth you get those lovely necklaces you wear they are stunning. I just want to say I am so glad this show is on it is actually giving women an EDUCATION and men too about jumping in the sac like horny little dogs . The interaction between Laura and Jax is painful to watch. He is really not in the right place with a woman who is a bit troubled and vulnerable. She really looks like a lost puppy begging for scraps towards him . I just see him and her as the "odd" couple. The chemistry between Jax, and Stasi, is on a more on an even playing ground. I really hope these two find each other and that Laura gets the help she needs. She seems like a talented girl. I felt badly for Scheana, but this is showing her that her actions do lead to serious and sometimes fatal and uncomfortable circumstances. Love, is kind , sweet, forgiving. Sex is great but dwindles away if not nurtured by love. I like the lessons the show is bringing to the surface . relationships at work which by the way for office people have been going on for years but nowadays has not really changed. I also like the lessons learned when you are hasty in your decisions. Keep plugging away Lisa, btw your house is to die for.
All I want to know is does Stassi watch the show when its done??? She talk about not wanting to be rude or mean.........uuuummmmm excuse me that is all you are. Since the beginning of the season I have not heard one nice thing come out of your mouth or be nice to one person. WOW
Lisa, Please, please, please hire me! I want a job where I get to go home if I have a fight with my boyfriend or girlfriend or am just too stress out to work. And here I wasted all those years showing up on time, on the days I was scheduled and putting in an entire shift. No only that, I could have been having sex at work! Where do I send my resume?
omg, frank disgusts me. thank god he got fired. oh and his "commercial real estate" thing is such a joke. i am actually really to starting to like stassi too. she deserves way better than frank
Lisa, I want to compliment you on your new show. I'm completely hooked & look forward to it every Monday-- Right after the adult antics, we get to watch the 20 yr olds & their dramas unfold. I also have never known what it was like to run a restaurant. It's definitely hard work & you do an excellent job trying to keep alll of these kids in line. You're right about Stassi. Her parents obviously enable her outrageous behavior. If I were you, I'd crack the whip & let her know that slacking off at her job isn't acceptable. Make sure she understands that she's replaceable and she cannot clock in to eat lunch & leave others to do her work for her. It's a good thing you have Peter. He's a hard worker & I think he's one of the more mature of the bunch. As for Frank, he definitely had to go. He was tarnishing SUR's reputation & that's unacceptable. I want to compliment you on the sheer pink blouse you had on. It's gorgeous. My only suggestion would be to wear a pInk or black (for evening) camisole underneath. In any case, it's beautiful & flatters you tremendously. Goodbye for now & can't wait until tonight. Ciao.
After hearing about sex in the bathroom, and seeing the way these bartenders have such a unkept look, I would NEVER patronize SUR.
I have to question the hygene of these people
@philo.beddoe.35 They look fine to me. And I've already checked out the menu. A group of us plan on eating there soon. Can't wait!
Just my opinion but why is everyone getting upset with Lisa or having a visceral reaction to Jax having sex in the bathroom and what lisa is or is not doing about it. The cameras were rolling. This was all for publicity so don't worry too much about it. It hypes up the shows rating and is good for publicity. That's all folks! Nothing more to see here. lol
I've never owned a restaurant but I have owned a business before. 20 year old are full of themselves the end. If it wasn't this "Stassi" I know there would be another one and she could very well be even worse! Lisa I enjoy the show I'm kind of stunned how serious people are taking this show......I wish you success!
Every time a staff member has an issue with the customer you always get on the staff and never address how rude the customer must have been for your employee to react like that. Especially since your are in the hills with sticks up the rich ppls bottoms thinking they can talk to severs anyway they like. The customer is NOT always right! There should be limits to how low a customer can go to treat someone like garbage. I do think Frank was out of line but you never say if you spoke with the guest about his behavior.... You did the same with Stassi in the beginning of the season.
Mperry4 Honestly...I have witnessed situations like this in places I've worked. Its not that the employee's feelings don't matter, but employees should really only go so far with out of line customers. Always call management or step away before it gets to that level. You will come across many rude patrons from time to time and there is usually and almost always an appropriate way to handle it. Firing Frank was good!
@Mperry4 Sorry, but the customer IS always right, unless they're so unruly, they need to be quietly escorted out. Frank was completely out of line on so many levels. As for Jax, he won't be having sex with LL in the bathroom or anywhere else, it seems. I'm glad Frank is gone. He gave me the creeps. Well done, Lisa.
It's interesting that you say you HAD to fire Frank because he was rude to a customer, yet at the beginning of the season when Stassi was rude to a client, you let her slide. I have lost a lot of respect for you because of your favoritism of Stassi, especially when she is so cruel and vicious to others.
I love the show and I think Stassi makes it. If she goes I'm not watching. Her facial expressions and all around bratty/snobby attitude make her the character that's delisicously evil.
Lisa I totally respect and admire our integrity, honesy and loyalty. I am beyond toubled that you're allowing Stossi to manipulate you and utterly manage SUR. Who is she to threaten people with being fired if she doesn't like them. She is clearly a detriment to SUR and yet you support her when she's having difficulties/troubles (which she causes) with other SUR employees even going so far as to tell other workesr that you support Stossi???????? She instigates trouble constantly and even goes so far as to tell people what words to use when talking to her, etc. She is disrepecting and demeaning you and your business and you're letting her do it - why? From her behavior I wouldn't want to be in the same room with her for more than 2 minutes let alone work with her. Does she have something on you and that you don't want her to talk about? Its simply not normal for you (or anyone) to put up with her - so why do you?
@Maggietish We're not watching Stassi work. We're watching behind the scenes. She's an immature drama queen which I find entertaining to watch. Lisa needs to reprimand her & let her know her behavior is out of line. I've never seen her disrespect Lisa & I trust Lisa's judgment. Stassi disrespects her co-workers. When she has no friends left, maybe she'll learn.
You are so right! I am 41 now and I totally remember those days and some of the stupid choices I made. Good God I am so glad I am not 25 anymore~ Does that sound crazy, ha.....
I remember and that was many years ago. I made some stupid mistakes as everyone did, but I was taught to be respectful of other people and their feeling. These people know nothing about respect.
I would like to see the main cast be able to have their own blog---come on Bravo!!!!!
Jax is a sh#t. He knows Laura Leigh is mentally fragile but he's using her for sex anyway. I wish these people weren't so sophmoric and dealt with real problems. I'm already sick to death watching the Jax and Stassi show.
Jax is awful and ignorant. when he talked tonight about Laura Leighs problem he seemed to be naive. But he is not as most of his friends are messed up.
Remember those bottles of CRYSTAL they opened that belonged to Jax? I bet that was also stealing from your employer.......just sayin
Why can't you fire Jax and Laura-Leigh for having sex in the bathroom. You either trust your security team or not. You say you own 51% of SUR, so do what you want. Your being a pushover.
@sherlock12 Give me a break. It wasn't as though they were having sex in the kitchen! If you remember LL literally dragged Jax into the bathroom. LL seems very emotionally fragile. These are kids. They aren't the first having sex in bathrooms & certainly not the last. Jax got the message loud & clear. I doubt he'll ever do it again.
I don't miss the restaurant life much! Then I was a food purveyor for the past 20yrs. To tell you the truth, I don't much miss that life, either!
Aloha Lisa! I'm such a fan of yours! I love you being on both shows, what a treat for us! How do you do everything that you do and stay so fabulous and fresh at the same time? Amazing! Every week I can hardly wait for the next episode, and especially this week. All I can say is if Stassi gets back together with Jax I will be so disappointed! But why do I have the feeling that's exactly what will happen? Don't get me wrong I love all the cast of characters, but Jax really looked like the biggest douche ever, at the bar while Laura Leigh let him have a piece of her mind! I hope she'll be ok, she's a really cute girl. Did I just see her in a commercial the other day? Anyway, cheers! Thanks for keeping it real on reality tv!
I watch this show because it´s your restaurant and you I care about.
Sometimes I have a hard time sitting through the episodes.
But there is a button on the telly - the off-button available for me to use at all times.
Your personnel can no doubt do the job more then decently but when I watch them interact with one another I think that you should give SUR a new name: "The Narcissus".
Youth is a beautiful thing but these youngsters are quite different from most of their pears.
After following every show I have no favorite, no one moves me nor is there anyone I would like to know.
That is unusual for me at least.
Lots of Love and Admiration for you Lisa.
Vigdis i have to agree> If those kids are the future of this country we are in even more trouble than i thought. They all need a dose of the real world. Lisa needs to stop coddling them.
franci Vigdis Totally agree. Instead of the Greatest Generation that we have less and less off, we now have the Looser Generation. These so called kids are an embarrassment to their families, their place of business and this country. God help us all, is right.
4theloveofdiamonds franci Vigdis I dont´think they are bad kids, but very self absorbed.
I was no angel my self but this constant drama, is annoying and that´s why I can´t take single one of them to heart.
@timbun Except you did and probably still do and you came out of your way and searched for a blog to leave a comment for something you claimed to not care about.
I love the new show! I'm 48 now and a wife and mother of 2 boys but I can still remember the fun, angst, and drama of my life in my twenties when I tended bar. I can see so many of my friends from that time cast as the "characters" of this show. I too worked with a "Jax" and a "Stassi" and "Scheanna" and won't dare tell you which one most resembles me :). It's great that you can separate what can be tolerated in SUR from what is obviously the drama of their private lives. Thanks for the nostalgia!