Cafe China, in the garment district, tried the no-tipping model but they had to backtrack. It didn't work, I guess the servers didn't like it.
Another problem I had was this one restaurant (now defunct) that I used to frequent, that occasionally added a tip to the bill even for a party of 2. This happened a handful of times, so if I hadn't been paying attention I would have double-tipped.
2020-04-16 12:04 from wizard of aahz
So how do you feel if there was no tip, but they raised the rates of
the service to pay the [staff? There are days I'd prefer that.
Expecting the staff to rely on tips makes my skin crawl.
There are cultures where that is just what happens. The staff gets paid their rate and no tips are expected. If somebody gets a tip it is because he did something outstanding to earn it.
There are some businesses where tips are not even accepted because they consider them offensive for some reason. The employees, I mean.
I made fried rice for lunch today. Using leftover rice (as we discussed in this room a few months ago) really is the key to make it work. I need to cook more rice and not eat it immediately.
My wife and my daughter are both pants (pantses?) when it comes to plain rice. When I serve rice with chicken, they bitch and moan if it's not Rice-A-Roni ... which is mostly pasta.
This weekend, I spent an insane amount of money on a 5lb ribeye roast and made a wonderful garlic butter prime rib.
This was my first attempt at it, and it was thoroughly enjoyed.
Hi Freak. Sounds great. How many people were you cooking?
None. He said he was cooking a standing rib roast.
Wed May 06 2020 16:00:49 EDT from wizard of aahz @ UncensoredHi Freak. Sounds great. How many people were you cooking? Were there leftovers? How did you deal with them? I've got a lot of freezer space. I've been considering crazy things like ordering online a 1/4 cow butchered, wrapped and frozen. The amount of variety with that can be fun. I also got my first Wild Alaska salmon / pollock delivery the other day. The salmon is delicious. Going to try the pollock out next.
People aren't kosher, so I had to stick with beef. ;-)
Were the people vegan?