Recommended Reading 11/8

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I love recycling pictures

 

Saturday night we had a notable guest at the restaurant.  I say notable guest rather than celebrity out of fear that many of my readers would only know her from Dancing with the Stars or Raising Hope.  The older folks out there would then facepalm remembering all of the great work she did in our childhood and before we were born.  A server, apparently not at all familiar with the etiquette in this situation, told their tables she was there.  Which lead to another server practically having to tackle a pair of guests on their way to disturb her.  In etiquette situations like this, I always look to Helena Echlin over at CHOW Magazine for the right answer.  She is the Dear Abby of restaurant etiquette in my mind and addresses this topic very well on her blog.  She has answered any number of restaurant etiquette questions and I agree with her on most all of them.

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Tipping On To Go Orders

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This probably warrants a couple extra bucks

Part of writing a blog about the restaurant industry and serving is fielding questions from friends.  Every couple of weeks I will field a question from a facebook friend regarding tipping.  I consider this fair since I do link to this blog fairly often on my facebook.  Most of these are pretty easy.  I have no problem letting a friend know that they $30 bottle of wine they ordered does not meet the standard for not tipping the full amount or that they will not go to hell for not dropping a dollar in the tip jar at Chipotle.  The question of tipping on carryout orders is much more difficult.

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