5 Best Bites & Dishes of 2013
Dinner Series, Flickr Creative Commons
For over two years, Valley chefs and restaurateurs have been responding to questions about food, service, the restaurant scene, customers -- pretty much anything -- that I've had on my mind for a weekly post we call Bites & Dishes.
For 2013, I've rounded up five of the best topics, those that sparked discussion, provided insight into the Valley's cooking scene, and made us smile.
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The rating site Yelp has been accused of removing or hiding negative reviews for companies that advertise, having users who abuse the system by blackmailing restaurants, and was once called a "forum for uninformed morons" by Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern. Valley chefs had a few reservations about Yelp as well.
Rudeness? Not receiving food? Inattentiveness? I asked Valley chefs and restaurateurs whether they thought it was ever acceptable not to leave a tip. They had a few things to say -- and so did readers.
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