Consider your bus boy, says Bourdain.
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There are many special events and lots of online drives set up to benefit those affected by Sandy, of course, and now here’s newly minted CNN personality (and all-around culinary statesman) Anthony Bourdain with a few more ideas on how diners can reinvigorate the post-storm restaurant scene. Because most all of the workers who make any given restaurant meal reach your placemat are sustained with tips and/or shift pay — two things that poured out of the city’s dining last week with the storm surge — catch ‘em up with cash tips, and send a Hamilton back to the potwasher. “That’s not charity,” writes Bourdain. “It’s just neighborly.” [Eatocracy/CNN, Related]