Why Service-Included Bills Shouldn't Include Space for Extra Tips

/ August 31, 2017

If you're like me and dread the process of adding up the tip at the end of a meal, you kind of like when a restaurant gives you a check where the tip is already included....

Getting Undercharged at Restaurants: Is It Good or Bad?

/ March 26, 2017

Eons ago, when I was in college, I found a mistake in the check after eating dinner with a bunch of friends at a local Chinese restaurant in Manhattan. I called attention to it. I insisted on paying what we owed....

Price and Prejudice: The High Cost of Steakhouse Sides

/ January 6, 2017

Is it just me, or does it seem silly to pay extra for creamed spinach at a steakhouse? Don't get me wrong: I love a little rich, nutmeg-infused veg with my meat. But I don't love the practice of serving and pricing sides separately from the cuts at many bastions of beef, a trend that has been going on for a long, long time yet should have been stanched at the source....

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