Ari Taymor is the chef-owner at Alma in Los Angeles, where the minimum wage is $9/hour, even for tipped restaurant workers. Related: Mayor Eric Garcetti recently proposed that the city’s minimum be hiked up to $13.25 by 2017.
“My past is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.”
Tejal Rao is a GOOD DEAL and a STRONG BUY. The former Village Voice critic is re-joining the fray over Bloomberg, where I reviewed restaurants full-time from February 2006 until March 2014, when I left to join Eater! Tejal will be one of the few high-profile female critics surveying the American dining scene, and I can’t wait to see what restaurants she’ll review and re-review. — Ryan Sutton, Editor at The Price Hike & The Bad Deal and Eater’s Chief Food Critic.
That means the food needs work. but that also means you’ll drink well here. Very well. Was happy to give that theory a test drive. Multiple test drives.
Spite isn’t easy to prove, but it looks like we have a clear cut case here!
So this is where we are. As a culture. #reststopreckonings
SO MUCH WRONG IN A SINGLE PHOTO.
Alinea’s Nick Kokonas is starting to roll out his SLEEK ticketing system to restaurants around the world. To reserve a table, guests put down a small deposit on dinner — or sometimes they pay for the full price of a meal in advance, including tax, tip and wine pairings. The key here is that this system shifts the financial risk of dining out, which can easily approach $1,000 for two, from the restaurant to the guest, as the tickets are usually non-refundable. Is this a GOOD DEAL or a BAD DEAL? Your call, world. In the meantime, we break down the math over at Eater!