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  1. Etiquette
    Service Included: 11 Restaurants Where Tipping Isn’t CustomaryIncluding Per Se, Next, and Chez Panisse.
  2. Rants
    Your Allergies Are Bullsh*t, and Other Things Servers Believe“Suck it up.”
  3. Waiters
    After the Storm With Alan RichmanThe ‘GQ’ critic wants some decorum back. And he has a point.
  4. Lists
    Stop Grinding Steaks Into $20 Burgers, And Other 2011 Food ResolutionsRobert Nadeau offers up a list of resolutions for restaurateurs.
  5. Eatiquette
    Two Things Bartenders Will Hate You ForPlus, Frank Bruni launches a biweekly drinking column.
  6. Service Issues
    Waiters Tell You 30 Things Waiters Will Never Tell YouDo you really want to know what’s happening in the back of the house?
  7. Eatiquette
    Have You Ever Wanted to Tell Your Server That ‘Hovering Is forNow you can!
  8. Eatiquette
    ‘No Problem,’ ‘Working on That,’ and Other ThingsThe latest installment in a restaurateur’s list of service no-no’s.
  9. Service Issues
    Kevin Spacey Fires Up, Gets Waiter Fired?A waiter claims he was axed because of an interaction with Kevin Spacey
  10. Eatiquette
    Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never DoNo, we DON’T want to hear about the specials.
  11. Lawsuits
    Sparks Settles With Waiters for $3 MillionThe biggest settlement of its kind.
  12. User’s Guide
    Why Do Waiters Go AWOL?The five top reasons.
  13. Rants
    Agreed: Servers, Stop Being So Saccharine About DessertStop asking us if we’ve “saved enough room” tee hee.
  14. Back of the House
    Waiters Eat for Free If They Catch a CriticA Chicago critic blows his anonymity; meanwhile, New York servers and critics are still playing hide-and-seek.
  15. It’s the Economy
    Some Servers Enjoy Record Nights, Others Are Scratching at the WallA waitress offers an inside look into how restaurants are doing.
  16. Vongo
    Jean-Georges Leaves His Waiters a $1.75 Million TipA wage-skimming lawsuit has finally been settled.
  17. Mediavore
    Food Prices to Rise Through 2009; Grill Exotic Meats at HomeHydrox cookies go on sale today, Wylie Dufresne’s bagel-flavored ice cream, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  18. Eatiquette
    Should You Tell Your Server If Your Meal Sucks?“Actually, it wasn’t that great.”