Dining Poll: Are You Leaving Larger Tips When Dining Out?

The New York Post recently reported that when it comes to tipping, 25% is the new 20%. Diners in the Big Apple are leaving bigger tips, in a trend being called “tip creep.” Has the percentage of your average tip creeped past 20%? Weigh in on today’s dining poll!

Dining Poll: Have You Ever Left a Restaurant Without Leaving a Tip?

We’ve all been on the receiving end of poor service, but most of us will still leave some gratuity. Has there been an instance, though, in which your dining experience was so disappointing that you didn’t leave any tip at all? Weigh in on today’s poll!

Bloggers Want More Light; Dining in the Dark; Tableside Food Prep; and More

This week in dining trends…

* Do younger foodies have reservations against making reservations? Michael Bauer investigates and his readers join the debate. [InsideScoopSF]

* Eating salty things with sweet things tastes good. Of course, this is not news to anyone who has ever had PMS. [Chicago Tribune]

* The new food pornographers want more than good food; they want good lighting. [Eater]

* Dining in the dark is a delicacy for London foodies (presumably those that don’t have a predilection for photographing their food, anyway). [Chicago Sun-Times]

* The folks over at Serious Eats NY debate what a reasonable automatic gratuity is. The consensus is, well, there is no consensus. [Serious Eats NY]

* Speaking of gratuities, have you ever wondered “What Would Jesus Tip?” Wonder no more. [Everyday Christian]

* There’s a new herb in the kitchen, and it’s not oregano. [The New York Times]

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