I admit it: I'm not the best tipper. I try to adhere to Mr. Gold's standard of 20%, I really do--but it's usually more around 15%. I karmically make it up by tipping 100, even 200 percent at my favorite places (true story), and I can say that I've only not tipped maybe once or twice in my life, and left less than 10 percent maybe once.
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There's no way in hell, however, I'd ever leave a two-buck tip on a meal in which I spent $100, let alone $177--and especially not after an excellent meal. Well, someone did: see above, and check out where it happened after the jump!
It happened today at the ever-wonderful Break of Dawn. Chef-owner Dee Nguyen told us the receipt "was for a table of six who worked the culo outta my server."
This makes the lack of a tip even worse. Hey, pendejos: YOU'RE NOT STEVE BUSCEMI IN RESERVOIR DOGS. EVEN HE LEFT A TIP AT THE END--after being browbeaten into it by Harvey Keitel (or was it Lawrence Tierney? Both, I think). It'd be one thing if...no. There simply is no excuse to spend all that money and leave such a gnat-sized amount. None