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Some Restaurants Do Away With Tips, Raise Menu Prices Instead

An argument that waiters and customers will be happier if tips are done away with seems to be gaining steam.


L-R: Coral House chef Chris Seidl and owner Butch Yamali (credit: Coral House)

L.I. Caterer Upset Duck Scrapped From Inauguration Lunch Menu

Butch Yamali, president of Coral House Caterers in Baldwin, said he was insulted by the inaugural committee’s decision to serve bison from South Dakota instead Long Island’s delicacy: duck.


Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) (credit: maloney.house.gov)

Rep. Maloney: Small Businesses ‘Desperately Need Help’ In Sandy Recovery

More than six weeks after the storm, some businesses that rely on the holiday season to boost revenues said this will not be a very merry Christmas for them.


FILE - A photo of a twin pack of Hostess Twinkies. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

NY Caterer To Serve Up Twinkie Stuffed Turkey

It has been Twinkie-mania ever since Hostess announced it was going out of business, threatening a future without that beloved snack.