Guys I need an advice. Yesterday a local chef and restaurant owner(owns two, chefs at one) came by. I didn't know about it. At the end of the meal he told one of my partner that the food was horrible, disgusting and refused to pay. Wouldn't expend. "It would take hours to explain the many faults" was the bon-mot That's when I was brought in. We decided to ask him to leave without paying but by then he left money on the table and walked out. It covered the meal with a nice tip. Signs say he was drunk. He's know to be one. ****. Last month when I visited his restaurant he was drunk there. I did have a fairly new cook on the line that night. But nothing was out of the ordinary and I had about a hundred more customers taking pictures with me and pressing for recipes. His place is three block away. He also deals with a somewhat similar concept. Small plate. Mine israeli. His "euro-tapas". Jealousy? Alcoholism? I ate there once. He comped me an extra dish, even though he thought I was someone else. The food was well prepared even if somewhat one dimensional and lacking in spark. That's me, I like spark. I did recommend it to friends and sent some over there. Even some regular customers of mine. So. How do I deal with this? First, I'm angry, my partners are angry. Criticism is important. Not stink raising. I want to get even. And don't be all pacifists here, put yourself in my position. Secondly, I'm bound to meet him on professional affairs. Huh? Ideas! Thoughts! Rambling! Bringem on!