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Restaurateurs Should Read Message Boards; Tip Pools Are Legal

• Mega restaurant realtor Charles Perkins recommends that new restaurateurs read Chowhound and Yelp. [Boston Business Journal]

• Tip pools are perfectly legal as long as a restaurant pays more than the minimum wage, ruled a federal appeals court yesterday. [KTVZ via Eater]

• The Canadian women’s ice hockey team might get in trouble for swilling champagne and beer on the ice after winning a gold medal. [NYT]

• Munich’s starkbier season (or strong beer fest) is a less touristy alternative to Oktoberfest. [WSJ]

• North Carolina’s Kampai Japanese Steak & Seafood House banned a regular for being a bad tipper. [Eater]

Restaurateurs Should Read Message Boards; Tip Pools Are Legal