Delivery tipping - did we hit thta? I'm never sure about %.
I always give about 15% on delivery rounded up to the next dollar. It's not that much, and the deliverer remembers you.
no, they don't. Not here. Unless one orders a lot, it's rare to get the same driver. We order pizza or italian food from the same italian restaurant/pizza place that has a sit down restaurant in addition to their delivery, 2-4 times per month (almost once per week). We've never seen the same guy. They have a dozen drivers. If the same guy goes to my place more than a couple times per year, I'd be surprised. They don't know me - they don't act like I'm some sort of regular. A pub in our neighborhood where we go almost once per week, knows who we are. The pizza delivery? no. not so much. If I saw the same driver, I might tip more, but otherwise, I can put the extra buck to good use as much as the next guy. Still, though, I'm on a 15% kick right now and I probably won't move back down to 10%.
feel free to present the etymological proof.
I'm seriously hoping this aspect of the "tipping" thread dies out completely. But I must say, hanging your hat on the roots of a word to prove it's benign is wholly false as a presumption. The "n" word didn't start as a perjorative word. Neither did lots of "curse" or "cuss" words, like "f**k." But, since you've asked, read encarta: http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?lextype=3&search=oriental
You mean they serve something other than the part of the chicken that flaps?
Now, back to our regularly scheduled conversation...
When my mother made us "buffalo" wings - we just called them, wings. There was but one way to serve "the part of the chicken that flaps." If one wasn't serving them as wings, then they were used for stock. They were cheap. (Unlike today - wing prices are out of control IMO)
Today, if one says "wings" outside of WNY, you have no idea what you're going to get. Teriyaki, honey bbq, honey garlic, and gosh knows what. Even "hot wings" don't necessarily mean buffalo wings. I even have a tough time writing the word "buffalo," but if I don't, people will get confused.
For me, there are but three types of wings - hot, medium or mild. All are made with Franks Red Hot Sauce and butter - the heat depends on the amount of tobasco sauce added to the sauce pot. I can got through the proper ratios if you wish.
While it seems redundant to me, I don't get upset when people say "buffalo wings," because then we're at least seemingly all on the same page.
But I get a little put-off when someone says they make great buffalo wings and they start to talk about garlic or hot pepper flakes or some other flavor "added." Those may be chicken wings, but they're certainly not buffalo wings. Sure, they're technically "chicken wings" because they use "the part of the chicken that flaps," but lets not confuse them with buffalo wings.
As per Domino's and their involvement in the destruction of wings: they started finding cheaper suppliers, so the sauce began to fail and so went the wings. But, I'm certain there are people in this country today, who use Dominos as the standard for wings, and base their judgement on wings from there. Mostly because Domino's wings may have been the only wings in their area for some time - hence, the distinction. No blame, or anything, just the situation. So, this is like someone from Oklahoma telling a New Yorker how to rate pizza. That's not to say there isn't good pizza in Oklahoma. Maybe there is. But more to the point, the average Oklahoman probably uses chain pizza as the measuring stick (actually, I'm sometimes surprised by my own NY friends who do the same and they should know better). For the most part, in NYC region - Domino's ain't the measuring stick for pizza. In CNY and WNY, Domino's ain't the measuring stick for wings, either.
so, while the chicken part may be the same, wings aren't always wings.