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Top Maitre D' Admits Taking Bribes. How Common Is It?

Posted 07.16.2012 | Home

When it comes to bribery in restaurants, we all suspect it happens. But one maitre d' in an upscale Washington, D.C. restaurant isn't trying to hide i...

'The Spirit Level': Why The American Service Sector Is All About Servitude

Kate Pickett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kate Pickett

During all my adult years living in the USA, I had enjoyed American service, without linking it to servitude. But why do we need to be served so deferentially?

Tell Us: What Should Restaurant Diners Never Do?

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meathead

The New York Times has published the "100 Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never Do." Clearly this is a contentious relationship. Now it's time to turn the tables.