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i'm the chief critic & data lead for eater.com. i also run thepricehike.com. my deets: sutton@eater.com or 1.917.463.6311.

Anita Lo Eliminates Tipping at West Village Charmer Annisa

ny.eater.com — Annisa, the Greenwich Village purveyor of foie gras soup dumplings and tasting menus, has become the latest New York restaurant to raise wages and eliminate tipping. The change went into effect about a month ago. Prices are inclusive of service, reflecting the full cost of what it takes to pay waiters (and kitchen staffers) a full hourly wage.

Lowlife Excels in All Areas But Value

ny.eater.com — Make no mistake; it's a lovely composition. Chef Alex Leonard, late of Blanca, has deconstructed a typically liquid borscht into a solid state panoply of colors. The purple puree softens the fish roe's orange oils, while the stark white cream dials down the root vegetable's natural sugars. Yet ...

Masa Will End Tipping; Dinner for Two Will Cost More Than a MacBook

ny.eater.com — Masa, the priciest restaurant in America, is about to get more expensive, a development that will likely have a larger impact on the people who work there than the well-heeled folks who can afford to dine there.
Feb 01, 2016

Masa, America's priciest restaurant, will end tipping. Dinner will cost $595. I double dog dare you to EXPENSE IT ny.eater.com/2016/2/1/10883…

Feb 03, 2016

So Masa's getting rid of tipping and raising its prices to $595 per person. Hmmm. bit.ly/23IZuHm

Brooklyn Fare Is Your Four Star Per Se Replacement

ny.eater.com — A man in a suit presents an overfilled trout roe tartlet. The shades of orange, brown, and white evoke the sleepy salmon coronets that inaugurate every tasting at Per Se. Then you take a bite. The fish eggs roll around in the mouth like piscine marbles, each edible sphere as firm and distinct as a grain of sushi rice.
Jan 26, 2016

I award four-stars to Brooklyn Fare. All the classic luxuries you want, without the supplements: ny.eater.com/2016/1/26/1079…

Jan 26, 2016

RT @qualityrye: I award four-stars to Brooklyn Fare. All the classic luxuries you want, without the supplements: ny.eater.com/2016/1/26/1079…

Jan 26, 2016

Love these photos, and great review by @qualityrye: Brooklyn Fare Is Your Four-Star Per Se Replacement ny.eater.com/2016/1/26/1079… via @EaterNY

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Danny Meyer's Maialino Will Eliminate Tipping in February

ny.eater.com — Danny Meyer's plan to eliminate gratuities at all of his New York restaurants continues. Maialino, the always-packed Roman trattoria in the Gramercy Park Hotel, will increase wages, hike prices, and eliminate tipping on February 25, making it the second of 13 Union Square Hospitality Group establishments to switch.
Jan 20, 2016

Maialino will be the SECOND Danny Meyer restaurant to eliminate tipping. February 25th. Mark your calendars: ny.eater.com/2016/1/20/1080…

Empellon Kitchen Table Is NYC's Next Essential Tasting Menu

ny.eater.com — It's a bold move. Even bolder: Stupak's version of this meaty treat contains no flesh, just achiote-rubbed pineapple and a few slices of lardo. Inverse al pastor is the name, making it perhaps the first taco to take its cue from the formal language of logic.

What Hundred-Dollar Price Hikes at Per Se and Momofuku Ko Mean for the Future of Dining

ny.eater.com — I recount this story because the price hikes New Yorkers are currently witnessing are not as simple. These hikes are visible, for the most part, not in the dishes we eat, not in the dining rooms in which we sit, but rather on the printed menus whose items have suddenly become more expensive.
Jan 13, 2016

Not all price hikes are the same. Here's a thoughtful look at how and why restaurants change by @qualityrye: ny.eater.com/2016/1/13/1073…

Jan 13, 2016

momofuku ko, like per se, is $100 more than it used to be. but not all price hikes are the same: ny.eater.com/2016/1/13/1073…

Jan 13, 2016

RT @EaterNY: "What restaurants need to realize is that higher prices act like a magnifying glass" ny.eater.com/2016/1/13/1073… pic.twitter.com/QRgsliSXB7

Jan 14, 2016

SUTTONOMICS is largely quantitative, but here, i meditate on price hikes and FEELINGS: ny.eater.com/2016/1/13/1073… pic.twitter.com/P5qcSeecyP

Shake Shack Hikes Prices to Stay Ahead of Rising Minimum Wages

eater.com — Danny Meyer's Shake Shack , the upscale burger chain that has staked its success on the willingness of fast food consumers to spend a few dollars more for higher quality ingredients and better-compensated workers, has made good on its promise to hike prices in 2016, raising menu items anywhere from a couple of pennies to a quarter.
Jan 06, 2016

If you work at Shake Shack in NYC, you now make anywhere from $12-$13.50/hour. Also: Prices went up. eater.com/2016/1/6/10709…

Ryan Sutton's Top 21 Dishes of 2015

ny.eater.com — Cronut creator Dominique Ansel is possibly the world's most recognizable pastry chef, so it's fitting that he's created the best brownie in the universe. He wraps the chocolate-y cake in cedar paper, adds sage, and then adds BLOWTORCH. The taste is otherworldly, as if the confection was smoked under pine needles in the Russian taiga.

NYC Jewish Delicatessens: The Ultimate Guide

ny.eater.com — Table Of Contents (all h2's added automatically) by Robert Sietsema Jewish delicatessens as we know them arose in the 1880s when groups of observant Jews began to arrive from Eastern Europe, mainly Poland and Russia. (Less-observant German Jews had preceded them.)
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Feb 11, 2016

More about Low Taek Jho from 2009, when he'd reportedly spend a college tuition's worth of $$ in a single night: ny.eater.com/2009/11/9/6753…

Feb 11, 2016

The Malay Whale of the NYC nightclub world is selling works by Picasso + Monet at a LOSS. Whoops: bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @artdetective

Feb 11, 2016

this is your menu for mario batali's la sirena. most everything's under $30 (for now, at least): ny.eater.com/2016/2/11/1097… … … by @ssdai

Feb 11, 2016

YOU ARE A PICTURE. BEHAVE AS IF NO ONE WAS IN THE ROOM. -- Kanye's modeling rules. (h/t @ChavieLieber) twitter.com/skylarbergl/st…

Feb 11, 2016

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