More restaurateurs are calling for an end to tipping. More operators are banning kids from dining during peak hours. Tiny restaurants in New York City are doing brisk business. The number of pastry chefs has declined since the recession hit in 2008. Increasingly restaurant staffs are being quizzed about the sources of their seafood.
• Backlash against tipping grows. More restaurateurs are eliminating tipping and calling for an end to the practice. (Eater)
• More restaurants ban kids. Some operators are banning kids during peak hours. (CBS New York)
• Tiny restaurants, small wonders. Shoebox-size food outlets in New York City are proving to be money magnets. (Crain's New York Business)
• Are pastry chefs an endangered species? Since 2008, the number of pastry chefs has declined. (LA Weekly)
• Tips for choosing sustainable seafood. Restaurant operators need to be prepared to answer questions about their seafood sourcing. (News & Observer)