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  • Post #331 - October 26th, 2020, 10:50 am
    Post #331 - October 26th, 2020, 10:50 am Post #331 - October 26th, 2020, 10:50 am
    Suburban Cook County placed under tougher coronavirus restrictions starting Wednesday that will prohibit indoor dining and bar service

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavi ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #332 - October 27th, 2020, 2:32 pm
    Post #332 - October 27th, 2020, 2:32 pm Post #332 - October 27th, 2020, 2:32 pm
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday ordered new restrictions for the city of Chicago that will prohibit indoor dining and bar service and limit gatherings to 25 as of Friday.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavi ... l#nws=true
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #333 - October 28th, 2020, 3:18 pm
    Post #333 - October 28th, 2020, 3:18 pm Post #333 - October 28th, 2020, 3:18 pm
    I have never ordered delivery ready to eat food in my life .

    I will be receiving a gift card for uber eats, so I suspect I have no choice ( Or can I order with delivery address the same as restaurant, then pick it up? That would let me order food from restaurants too far away for uber delivery,

    Maybe it will be "required" when I place the order, but if not, I am curious what others do.

    How much do you tip the restaurant, if any?

    How much do you tip the driver, if any?
    --Carey aka underdog
  • Post #334 - October 28th, 2020, 4:23 pm
    Post #334 - October 28th, 2020, 4:23 pm Post #334 - October 28th, 2020, 4:23 pm
    diversedancer wrote:How much do you tip the restaurant, if any?

    How much do you tip the driver, if any?
    I assume "tip[ping] the restaurant" means leaving a tip on carry-out.

    I think it's common practice to tip more when using a gift card than when paying full price. With a gift card, 25-30% (of pre-tax for the sake of consistency) on carry-out, 30-35% to a delivery driver, seem like reasonable minimums. Cash, if possible, for both.

    Again, to be clear, this is when comped or using a gift card.
  • Post #335 - October 28th, 2020, 4:28 pm
    Post #335 - October 28th, 2020, 4:28 pm Post #335 - October 28th, 2020, 4:28 pm
    OK. I'm confused.

    Are you saying the restaurant gets less from this transaction than if you purchased directly from the restaurant and used Uber Eats to deliver ?
  • Post #336 - October 28th, 2020, 5:57 pm
    Post #336 - October 28th, 2020, 5:57 pm Post #336 - October 28th, 2020, 5:57 pm
    diversedancer wrote:I have never ordered delivery ready to eat food in my life .

    I will be receiving a gift card for uber eats, so I suspect I have no choice ( Or can I order with delivery address the same as restaurant, then pick it up? That would let me order food from restaurants too far away for uber delivery,

    Maybe it will be "required" when I place the order, but if not, I am curious what others do.

    How much do you tip the restaurant, if any?

    How much do you tip the driver, if any?


    Uber Eats now offers a Pickup option though not all restaurants participate. The restaurants are also charged a lower fee.
  • Post #337 - October 28th, 2020, 9:28 pm
    Post #337 - October 28th, 2020, 9:28 pm Post #337 - October 28th, 2020, 9:28 pm
    lougord99 wrote:OK. I'm confused.

    Are you saying the restaurant gets less from this transaction than if you purchased directly from the restaurant and used Uber Eats to deliver ?
    Is this a question for me? I know UE would charge a fee on a regular order. As for gift cards, it could somehow be a better reimbursement than regular orders, but seems very unlikely.
  • Post #338 - October 30th, 2020, 11:20 am
    Post #338 - October 30th, 2020, 11:20 am Post #338 - October 30th, 2020, 11:20 am
    Sobering article about the current environment for the city's restaurants. We continue to support our local options as much as we can.
    -Mary
  • Post #339 - October 30th, 2020, 11:30 am
    Post #339 - October 30th, 2020, 11:30 am Post #339 - October 30th, 2020, 11:30 am
    Not a chance in hell that I'd step foot in one of those all you can breathe covid buffet petri tents.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #340 - October 30th, 2020, 11:55 am
    Post #340 - October 30th, 2020, 11:55 am Post #340 - October 30th, 2020, 11:55 am
    Jazzfood wrote:Not a chance in hell that I'd step foot in one of those all you can breathe covid buffet petri tents.

    Some of the outdoor tents I've seen look more tightly locked up than the restaurant they sit by. We have dined on the back patio at the Beard and Belly a few times. It is now tented but has open ends for air. Felt okay about that.
    -Mary
  • Post #341 - October 30th, 2020, 2:50 pm
    Post #341 - October 30th, 2020, 2:50 pm Post #341 - October 30th, 2020, 2:50 pm
    Jazzfood wrote:Not a chance in hell that I'd step foot in one of those all you can breathe covid buffet petri tents.

    Then get carryout or delivery.
  • Post #342 - November 2nd, 2020, 12:14 pm
    Post #342 - November 2nd, 2020, 12:14 pm Post #342 - November 2nd, 2020, 12:14 pm
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/dining-bubble-pod-safe-covid/2020/10/31/b4eeb00a-1a31-11eb-aeec-b93bcc29a01b_story.html
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #343 - November 16th, 2020, 2:41 pm
    Post #343 - November 16th, 2020, 2:41 pm Post #343 - November 16th, 2020, 2:41 pm
    Boka Shuts Down Outdoor Dining As City’s Stay-at-Home Advisory Begins

    https://chicago.eater.com/2020/11/16/21 ... ee-chicago
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard

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