Pub in DC Bans Tipping

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Pub in DC Bans Tipping
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The Public Option is a new brewpub that will be open in Washington, DC by late summer or early fall. But according to the Washington City Paper, it will also be unique: it will ban customers from tipping and instead simply pay its workers a living wage.

That's One Hell of a Happy Meal

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That's One Hell of a Happy Meal
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A Pennsylvania woman is accused of using a McDonald's drive-thru window to sell her0in along with Happy Meals.

A Happy Meal costs no more than $2.99, unless you bought it at the McDonald's in East Liberty near Bakery Square and gave the special code word to one woman, Shantia Dennis.

Dennis denies it, but police said she sold Happy Meals for $82, $2 for the toy and $80 for the her0in inside.

A River of Whiskey Flows Through Scotland

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A River of Whiskey Flows Through Scotland
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More than 6000 liters of whisky was let loose into Scotland's River Ayr. Apparently, a road tanker carrying 27, 500 liters of the spirit was ordered via computer to pump into the wrong vat, resulting in an overspill into the roadway by the river.

California Bartenders Must Now Wear Gloves

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California Bartenders Must Now Wear Gloves
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A sweeping new California law regarding when restaurant workers must wear gloves extends past the kitchen. The LA Times points out that the new rules also apply to bartenders, who now must wear gloves or use utensils when handling any component "that goes directly into your glass." In practical terms, this means that bartenders in California are required to wear gloves or use utensils like tongs or tweezers when touching ice cubes and drink garnishes like herbs, lemon twists, or olives.
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