Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler opens a window on the NYC restaurant world. The author worked in the Union Square Café so she knows what she is writing about. The narrator is a back waiter at an upscale restaurant populated largely by millennial working to support their hopes and dreams in NYC. The characters mature while exploring both the intricacies of wine and cheese flavor profiles and the basics of carrying multiple plates without crashing. The author bluntly describes the crazy hours, alcohol and drug use and the pressure of producing “perfection” for the guests. Well written and funny, forewarned--lots of f bombs.