Today there was a rich buttery caramel hot chocolate. It was as thick as the molten center of one of those chocolate souffle cakes. I ordered it with a huge cocoa-dusted homemade marshmallow. It was a meal in itself!
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.