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Eater’s Next Panel at the Ace Hotel Will Discuss Tipping in Los Angeles

Three restaurant pros will debate tipping, service charges, and building sustainable business models

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Eater Talks: Let’s Talk About Tipping, Service Charges, and Financial Sustainability

Wednesday, May 29 — 6:30 p.m.

Eater LA and the Ace Hotel will continue their ongoing restaurant industry discussion series this month, with a new topic: Tipping, service charges, and how LA’s modern restaurants are rethinking the business side of the industry in order to remain sustainable.

Over the hour-long discussion, panelists from across the Los Angeles dining spectrum will join moderator Farley Elliott for a conversation on everything from healthcare surcharges to tip-included models to statewide and federal legislation that affects a restaurant’s bottom line. More to the point, though: In an era of increased competition and rising overhead costs, how can LA’s restaurant owners find ways to keep their businesses alive? How do their customers react to service charges, and what does the future of tipping look like in America?

This talk’s panelists include Dina Samson, co-owner of Downtown Italian restaurant Rossoblu; David Wilcox of aptly-named Atwater Village neighborhood restaurant Hail Mary; and former Top Chef and 2015 Eater LA Chef of the Year Nyesha Arrington, who recently closed her restaurant Native in Santa Monica.

This new Eater LA x Ace Hotel discussion goes down on Wednesday, May 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets run $20, and include one drink ticket.

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