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Tip and other etiquette for table sitting

Thanks, everyone. I ended up asking the host on the way in, as well as our server, whether it was okay for us to sit awhile. A different server came up to us after a while and asked us to pay the check since he was going off duty. He hadn't done anything for us, but i guess we had taken his table. i told him to keep the change and then I left $5 on the table. i felt comfortable that i had covered my bases and done right by everyone there. i guess i'll be welcome the next time.

May 30, 2012
NycLass in Not About Food

How to package booze gift?

Thank you everyone for these great tips. I found the perfect product in a high end wine store. They were gauzy and somewhat see-though, so the recipient didn't have to take the bottles in and out of the bags to see what they were. Also, the tops tightened with a ribbon, so that i could make them fit both the big bottle and the small bottle and it didn't look strange. Only $1 each. Worth a search.

May 29, 2012
NycLass in Not About Food

Tip and other etiquette for table sitting

Manhattan. I'm going to have a "meeting" with someone at a local diner. I notice that it's empty between meals and others seem to be conducting business there or just sitting around for long periods of time. I think we'll just order coffee to rent the table. if the place is really empty (i.e., the server doesn't need the table), what's the protocol? I thought maybe put out a $5 bill on the table for the server to see, for one hour of sitting during which time the server does nothing? More $$ for a longer sit? (We might be there two hours.) Thanks.

May 28, 2012
NycLass in Not About Food

How to package booze gift?

I am traveling with a gift of a bottle of local micro-distillery gin and one of bourbon to give to a food and beverage manager of an upscale hotel. I don't know him. He's doing me a favor through a mutual contact, so this is a thank-you gift. The bottles are two completely different sizes, from two different distilleries. It looks crazy. Should I put them in a gift bag with tissue paper or just hand him the bottles? Please don't mock my pathetic question. I'm not a drinker; i really don't know how it's done. I don't want to look like a dope. My first post on Chowhounds. Thanks.

Apr 29, 2012
NycLass in Not About Food