I am going to Europe for the first time this weekend. I will be in three cities (London, Paris and Rome). I have heard that gratuity is usually included and that tipping is an insult to the server. Is this true?
More than a year after nationally celebrated restaurateur Danny Meyer began to roll out his "hospitality included" policy, we're reviewing today's state of tipping, including the two-line gratuity solution a number of restaurants on the West Coast are embracing in response to increased minimum wages and growing income disparity between the front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house staffs in restaurants. Read more.
Here's the ultimate, savory weeknight meal for your family. Extra-lean ground beef (which sometimes cooks up dry) works well here because it's combined with marinara to keep it moist.
Smoky-Sweet BBQ Beef Short Ribs
Beef ribs can stand up to strong flavors. Here, a spicy-sweet rub with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic, and brown sugar coats the meat, which is roasted to tenderness. Finishing on the grill with a smoky chipotle barbecue sauce ensures the meat gets a nice char and the sauce lacquers. Read more.