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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.”
  19. video look book
    According to This Guy, We Should All Wear Suspenders Painter and cater-waiter Mark Diruzza entered the Pratt Institute with a nose ring and a mohawk and now wears suspenders to class at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Can Diruzza persuade you to forgo your belt for braces? He makes a compelling argument to New York’s Amy Larocca in this week’s Video Look Book. Mark Diruzza [Video Look Book]
  20. sex diaries
    The Pregnant WaitressOnce a week, Daily Intel takes a peek at what your friends and neighbors are doing behind doors left slightly ajar. Today, the Pregnant Waitress: female, 30, Long Island, waitress, married, straight. DAY ONE 9 p.m.: Arrive to dinner with thirteen of my girlfriends for a bachelorette party. Suddenly self-conscious that everyone is hot, sexy, and showing skin. Though I’m not showing, my clothes are too tight to wear and I feel bloated, unattractive, and pregnant. Why did I have to get pregnant before summer? 11 p.m.: Get bumped into by several hot guys trying to get closer to my friends. Apparently I’m puffy and invisible. Midnight: Pack the girls into my SUV and drive to another bar. They are loud, drunk, and screaming. I’m trying to enjoy, but I’m tired and feel my feet are swelling. 12:30 a.m.: Girlfriend gets in another fight with her ex’s new girl. Cops come. Arrest both girls. I spend a few hours in a police station until they release her. 3 a.m.: Come home. Husband tries to curl up next to me and feel my breasts. “Ouch! Don’t you know they’re sensitive?” I angrily roll over and go to sleep.
  21. grub street
    Pure Food and Wine Is Turning French-ish, Bro David Moltz has been a waiter at the raw-food mecca Pure Food and Wine for a little more than a year. So how does he withstand the onslaught of celebrities, raw-food obsessives, and irritable vegans? By talking to the new chef. “Our new chef makes French-style cuisine,” he says. “Me and him totally bro down about French stuff.” To learn more about bro-ing down and why the staff had to stop ordering nachos and what goes down on the “hump couch,” head to Grub Street. Pure Food and Wine’s David Moltz Hangs With Gisele, Chases Raw Foodists for Tips [Grub Street]