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Sushi Yasuda eliminates tipping.

The tipping policy in the US is ridiculous. Basically, it absolves the restaurants from paying a living wage to their employees!

"Come work for us, but our customers will pay you, according to some arbitrary rules: double the tax, 18% post-tax, 20% pre-tax, 30% if they are getting laid that night"

Absurd!

Jun 13, 2013
doof in Manhattan

According to Gawker, Robert Sietsema has been laid off from the Voice

They did the same last year (or so) with the best film writer:Jim Hoberman

The VV is not even worth the paper it's printed on...

May 23, 2013
doof in Manhattan

Trip report March 2013

What was the $300 wine?

Apr 01, 2013
doof in Las Vegas

Guest arriving (1st time in US) in 3 hrs - last minute ideas?

Ah yes, a nice NY pizza may be good too at John's...

Yes, he gets in to LGA at 7:30, so we are looking at after 9...

Thank you!!

Mar 08, 2013
doof in Manhattan

Guest arriving (1st time in US) in 3 hrs - last minute ideas?

Thank you, good ideas!

Mar 08, 2013
doof in Manhattan

Guest arriving (1st time in US) in 3 hrs - last minute ideas?

Yes, Hill Country may not be a bad idea... Thank you!

Mar 08, 2013
doof in Manhattan

Guest arriving (1st time in US) in 3 hrs - last minute ideas?

(And on Sunday we are doing steak at Quality Meats).

Mar 08, 2013
doof in Manhattan

Guest arriving (1st time in US) in 3 hrs - last minute ideas?

German (but has been in Toronto for a week).

His flight just got delayed, so we will probably go eat 9ish...

I also thought of Robert (for the view)... Their brunch food did not impress me... Never been for dinner

Mar 08, 2013
doof in Manhattan

Guest arriving (1st time in US) in 3 hrs - last minute ideas?

He is German...(Duesseldorf) (He is flying in from Toronto, so he will not be jetlagged).

I am expensing, but I am also expensing another on Sunday, so I would like to not break the bank (even if it is not _my_ bank)

Mar 08, 2013
doof in Manhattan

Guest arriving (1st time in US) in 3 hrs - last minute ideas?

Hi all,
I have a guest (colleague) coming in the city in 3 hours - his 1st time ever in North America...

He is here on business, which means limited time for "personal" meals, etc...

My wife and I are taking him out tonight (business expense).

Any ideas for a good NYC experience? My first thought was Fairway (unique setting, not touristy, nice view of Broadway)

Any other ideas?

MT

Mar 08, 2013
doof in Manhattan

Why no LV restaurants on San Pellegrino top 50?

I dined at é in May 2011 and Jose Andres was there himself!
It really seems that it's his special baby, not just an "outpost of his empire" ... Some of the decorations are inspired from his childhood...

May 02, 2012
doof in Las Vegas

Fishtag: what do people think?

The cheese descriptions in the menu are SNL material. But, yes, the food was very good, overall. I tried it for the first time a few days ago. I'll try to bring a picture of the menu when I go next...

Oct 24, 2011
doof in Manhattan

MomoFoku Ko or Nobu

No question about it: go to Nobu and give me your Ko reservation :-)

I went to Ko last night for the first time... It was an unforgettable experience.

Nov 24, 2009
doof in Manhattan

Momofuku Ko reservations

Hi there,
I have a reservation for two for tonight at Ko, but, for personal reasons, it's be better enjoyed by someone else... Unfortunately, I remembered 2.5 hours too late last night...
I would rather not pay the $300.00 cancellation fee, but I would rather give the reservation to someone who will really enjoy it.
Any advice on how to handle this?
If I give the reservation to a friend, is that ok with the restaurant?

Thanksgiving: putting the FUN back in dysfunction...

Nov 23, 2009
doof in Manhattan