Ever been to a restaurant that didn’t serve free water? There is a restaurant here in Beijing that has some pretty damn good pizza - #2 in Beijing in my book. They don’t however, serve free water. (In fairness, many restaurants here don’t.) They used to. We asked one of the guys running the place, not an owner, but a “consultant”, and he said: “Well, we used to offer free water, but it didn’t work out for us.” What the hell does that mean?! I understand if he were to say “Well, we used to, but we found many people came here and only ordered water - taking up table space from other customers”. Ok, that makes sense. (Of course, I wasn’t the one pushing him on this subject, my friend was. I wanted to ask about the lack of excess tomatoe sauce that would make the pizza only much better, but I decided to wait…) Note: I changed the wording of this post because Ben is a baby.