More Posts On: Dining, Food and Drink

30 Percent Gratuity: The New Default Tip at Restaurants?

Almost a year has passed since you were asked in this article as to whether a gratuity of 25 percent became the new default at restaurants — noting that during that time, the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic emerged with a vengeance — and many readers of The Gate weighed in with their opinions on this controversial topic…

…but in response to a photograph of a receipt which was featured in this article titled…

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What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 62: Reader Edition

I am proud to say that readers of The Gate continue to keep sending photographs to me; and the following photograph was taken by a reader of The Gate — who wishes to remain anonymous — recently in the parking lot at an upscale Italian restaurant in West Caldwell, which is not far from a company at which I used to work in New Jersey.

For this edition of this popular game, can you guess what…

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Earn 5,000 Hilton Honors Points For Dining 2020

You can earn 5,000 Hilton Honors points simply by spending a minimum of $25.00 at a participating restaurant, bar, club, or other dining establishment within 30 days of joining as a member of the Hilton Honors dining program by Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Membership in the Hilton Honors dining program will…

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Extended: Earn Triple World of Hyatt Points by Dining 2020 at Participating Hotel Properties

You can earn triple World of Hyatt points on eligible charges for purchases of food and beverages at participating restaurants at 401 Hyatt hotel and resort properties worldwide through Monday, January 4, 2021 — even though you are not staying as a guest at the hotel or resort property for the night — when you choose the options of dining in, delivery or takeout…

…but you must…

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What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 61: Reader Edition

I am proud to say that readers of The Gate continue to keep sending photographs to me; and the following photograph was taken by a reader of The Gate earlier this week in an undisclosed location. The reader — who wishes to remain anonymous — was sitting at the bar area of a restaurant while waiting for an order of food to take out and noticed a receipt which was left behind.

For this edition of this popular game, can you guess what…

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Earn 8 Marriott Bonvoy Points Per Dollar With Eat Around Town — Plus Extended: 1,000 Points When You Spend $30 in 30 Days

You can earn Marriott Bonvoy points when dining at participating restaurants, bars, and clubs as a member of the fairly new Eat Around Town by Marriott Bonvoy dining membership program ever since October of 2019 — and two promotions are currently in effect for a limited time.

With the first promotion, you can earn eight Marriott Bonvoy points per dollar spent when you…

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What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 59

Hot and humid nights during the middle of the summer usually call for a refreshingly cold beverage — especially after going for a long walk — and a soda machine almost never disappoints with its selection of soft drinks…

…but a second glance at this beverage machine compelled me to take photographs of it.

For this edition of this popular game, can you guess what…

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What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 58: Coronavirus Edition

As I was on my way to pick up an order last month at a different business establishment during the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, I was compelled to stop at a sandwich shop and take the following photograph when I saw what I saw.

For this edition of this popular game, can you guess what…

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Answers to Past Articles — Part 11: Reader Edition

In past articles in which your participation was not only requested but also helpful and humorous, I did not give the answers to questions which I have posed to you; so this article is the eleventh of a series to do just that — along with links to the aforementioned articles…

…and the links are…

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