David Lee Roth Is a Shitty Tipper; Alan Richman Out at Bloomberg

The Shitty Tipper Database on keeps track of people like David Lee Roth, who recently left a $20 tip for a $200 lunch. [NYP]

Alan Richman is out as Bloomberg’s food critic. [Eater]

The bhut jolokia chile pepper is 200 times hotter than a jalapeño and could potentially be used in pepper sprays, but people like eating it and U.S. sales are projected to increase 500 percent this year. [WSJ]

A proposed Mississippi bill would make it illegal for restaurants in the state to serve people who are classified as obese, which is being considered a foolhardy suggestion to solve the fact that two-thirds of Mississippians are overweight. [USA Today via The Grinder/Chow]

A native New Orleans woman’s new book on that city’s food culture makes only two brief references to Emeril Lagasse and completely ignores some other chefs, but she swears she means no disrespect. [WSJ]

What, oh what, to do about tipping when you splurge on that $10,000 bottle of Burgundy? The simplest answer is to do whatever you feel like, since there’s no established protocol. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

A cool $1,000 will get you VIP treatment at the tenth annual Careers through Culinary Arts Program’s Benefit, where you can taste dishes from 40 of the city’s best chefs as they honor Gotham Bar and Grill’s Alfred Portale. [Zagat Buzz]
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David Lee Roth Is a Shitty Tipper; Alan Richman Out at Bloomberg