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  • Everything you need to know about how restaurant tipping works

    Everything you need to know about how restaurant tipping works
    Tipping seems like a simple transaction between two parties. You eat at a restaurant, you experience good service, and in a show of gratitude you voluntarily leave the server a bonus $5 gratuity, a monetary pat on the back for a job well done.
  • 'Chef Says' dishes up quips from the kitchen

    'Chef Says' dishes up quips from the kitchen
    The boss plopped "The Chef Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom," on my desk and growled, "Gimme 300 words." "Yes, Boss," I whimpered back. Having consumed inordinate amounts of those cooking and restaurant-rehab shows larding TV and the Web,...

    Restaurants experimenting with pay-in-advance tickets

    SAN FRANCISCO With restaurant patrons increasingly jumping on the Internet to make reservations, some high-end eateries here and across the country are adding a new tech wrinkle: having their clientele pay for their meal in advance using an online...

    Restaurant bans loud children, strollers, booster seats from dining room

    Restaurant bans loud children, strollers, booster seats from dining room
    A screaming baby or a child running through a dining room is never a pleasant sound or sight for diners, but one Northern California restaurant has decided to do something about the behavior of its pint-sized diners. Shake's Old Fisherman's Grotto on...

    Dining near Bears training camp

    Dining near Bears training camp
    The Chicago Bears' preseason camp opens Friday in Bourbonnais (on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University) and continues, with one or two interruptions, through Aug. 12. Practice sessions are free and open to the public, and approximately 100,000 fans...