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....

Would You Like Warm or Cold Bread to Start?

/ March 18, 2017

Getting served a basket of bread often signifies the beginning of a meal. They all do it—from the top fine dining restaurants to the casual eateries—and frequently, the first impression you get after stepping in the establishment is the bread basket. That's why this Conveyor of Carbs is pretty i...

Railing Against the Term 'Chicken Tenders'

/ March 16, 2017

Tender is the night. The American dollar is legal tender. One might tender a resignation....

Forget Dessert ... I'll Just Sleep in My Risotto

/ March 7, 2017

Anyone else start falling asleep at the dinner table once the clock strikes 10?...

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