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    When is a pizza restaurant not just a pizza restaurant? When someone cleans your windows for free just because you're serving more than pizza. James Broderick was disappointed when he arrived at his restaurant, Little Italy Pizza Co., to discover someone had spat all over the front window. He was so furious, he took to the town Facebook page and threatened to expose the culprit via security camera footage unless the spitter fessed up and cleaned his mess. But what happened next completely made up for this insult.

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    Waiting tables has to be one of the hardest jobs out there. Honestly, I don't think I could handle it. So when my order gets muddled or a server seems flustered I'll usually let it slide. Sometimes, though, things get weird. Jimmy Fallon recently asked viewers to send him tweet him their "weird waiter" stories, and the results are a hoot. 

    Doesn't everyone have a crazy restaurant story? Like the time a friend of mine ordered a cocktail with dinner. When her drink arrived there was a fly in it -- frozen in an ice cube! When she pointed it out to the waitress she shrugged and said, "So? You wanna another drink?" Um, maybe this wasn't the first time this had happened. Yikes! Amazingly, my friend said YES. The waitress brought a new drink over. "It's on the house," she said, "on account of the fly." I asked my friends to tell me their stories, and you will not believe the wackiness -- or maybe you will.

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    Restaurant tip stories often run the gamut between the utterly heartwarming -- people leaving $6,000 for one waitress because she was a foster child -- to the absurd -- people stiffing waitresses and waiters for no reason. But even among those stories, I think this one takes the cake. An Oregon couple tipped their waitress with crystal meth. Oh yes. You read that right. She was tipped in drugs.

    This all happened in a steakhouse in Seaside, Oregon when a couple who paid using a gift card tried to tip their server with an envelope marked with a question mark. Inside was a stash of the crystal meth they'd been cooking.

    What isn't clear is how the waitress knew what she was looking at. Maybe she asked. Honestly, I would have no idea what crystal meth even looks like. But then, she called the police. Police arrived and found the woman still holding 17 ounces of the drug. Then they found a meth lab in the couple's room at the Holiday Inn. Dumbest dealers ever? Yes and no.

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    We love a good story about super-generous tips, and today's is especially sweet. Every server works hard for their earnings, and a lot of people deserve a surprise bonus. But when you hear this waitress' story you see what makes it different. This is a tip that she's bound to pay forward for years. A diner left Cracker Barrel waitress Abigail Sailors a $5,000 tip -- but that money isn't to pay for her day-to-day expenses. It's for a very specific purpose.

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    A bar in Missouri called Exit 6 used to sell a beer called “Frappicino,” or at least they did until Starbucks caught wind of it and sent them a cease-and-desist letter earlier this month. It seems as though the coffee house giant was concerned that people might mistake the beer for their popular, similarly named Frappuccino.

    The owner of the bar, one Jeff Britton, ceased and desisted immediately and complied with a written guarantee that he would no longer serve the offensively named imbibement. The man is hilariously brilliant, and I want to go to Exit 6 now or at least toast my next beer to Mr. Britton.

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    It's not unusual for an upscale restaurant to enforce a strict dress code. If you choose to rock your Nike Airs that evening, you won't be allowed to break bread at one of their pristine tables -- and it's totally within their right to set whatever rules they feel will create the setting they want at their establishment. Other eateries have very reasonable requests -- you know: no shirt, no shoes, no service. Few people would argue with this simple regulation because, you know, your bare feet don't belong anywhere near a plate of food.

    But staff members at a Morton's Steakhouse in Nashville took dress code too far when they insisted a man who is undergoing chemotherapy remove his beanie -- and then reportedly kicked him and his party out of the restaurant for not complying.

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    What happens if you dine and dash? Not that YOU would ever! But when someone eats out and decides to skip out before paying the bill, the restaurant owner take the hit, right? Yeah... no. Not necessarily. Apparently some restaurant owners pass the loss on to the most "logical" responsible person, your waiter. That's right, sometimes servers' pay is docked when diners ditch the bill.

    You may be wondering -- in what universe does that make any sense at all?!? It doesn't! Unless you think your wait staff should double as security. I believe that's the twisted logic at play here. If you're careless enough not to notice when your customers sneak out without paying you deserve to have your pay docked. Oh yeah, and apparently confronting the miscreants is also your job.

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    Quick, name the one thing you'd most hate to see at a restaurant. Besides a mouse. And besides vomit. Okay, actually, there are a lot of gross things you'd hate to see at a restaurant. It's hard to narrow them all down to one. But there's one little critter I bet would be near the top of everyone's list: A cockroach. Well, I hope you're not eating right now, because I've got a prank video involving a waiter and a cockroach. Put your sandwich down, I'm warning you. It's pretty creepy.

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    I love food, and I love chivalry, so at first glance, a website promising to match the two of them might be a fantastic idea. But there’s something not quite right about online dating site HiDine, which promises to do just that.

    The recently launched site operates on the premise that “chivalry is alive” and matches up women who like to be wined and dined with the men who want to wine and dine them. Basically, the men have to buy dinner, and the ladies are just supposed to show up and look pretty.

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    An amazing thing is happening at restaurants all across the country. A mystery diner has been leaving thousands of dollars in tips anonymously, leaving just the signature @TipsForJesus. And then those tips get posted via the TipsForJesus Instagram account. According to one count, over $54,000 in tips have been left in the name of Jesus. 

    This is wonderful and everything, but who is leaving these huge tips?!? We have to wonder. Here are my best guesses.

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