My wife says that Kicky's these days reminds her of the innkeeper, Thénardier, in Les Miserables. Any way they can they add to the bill. We had ordered lunch and the waiter asked us if we would like tea with the meal. Evelyn said yes, and to keep her company I said I would take tea also. We had two little cups of tea and $2 was added to the check. Today I ordered a Thai dish. The menu item had an asterisk that said, "spicy." I ordered the dish and said it should be spicy since some restaurants tone the spiciness down for non-Asians. That added 50 cents to the check. No problem, it was the waitress who charged me the extra so I pretended not to notice and paid what I would have without the surcharge. If the waitress is going to charge me for reminding her that the dish was supposed to be spicy, she can spring for the difference. The restaurant was what I would guess to be less than 60 degrees. I had to eat in my jacket to keep warm.
There are enough good restaurants in the area that I don't feel I have to be overcharged by Kicky's.