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Drink Blowfish-Infused Sake at Ame; Tip Pools Totally Legal, Says a Federal Court

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• For the next month, Ame is serving a special Japanese delicacy: hirezake, which is hot sake steeped in blowfish fin. It’s $15 for six ounces. (And we suppose that doesn’t count as an infusion?) [Zagat Buzz]

• How to make quenelles of olive tapenade look like little lady bugs, or, um, slugs. [Bay Area Bites]

• Vote for your favorite SF sports bar. [Thrillist]

• Meet Jared Beck, the Miami lawyer who’s taking on Yelp. [Miami New Times via Eater]

• 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]

Drink Blowfish-Infused Sake at Ame; Tip Pools Totally Legal, Says a Federal