Skip to Content
After 11 years of bringing you local reporting, the team behind the Vancouver Observer has moved on to
Canada's National Observer
. You can follow Vancouver culture reporting over there from now on. Thank you for all your support over the years!
Where the money actually goes when you leave a tip
In the first of a 3-part series, we explore some of the inner workings of restaurant tip pools.
Jul 26th, 2013
How much should you tip? Talk to your server
How much do you tip and why? Does the server earn a gratuity or is it simply expected? Veteran server and bartender Nathan Collins has some simple advice for the worry-stricken tipper.
Jul 15th, 2013
Does bad service still get 15 percent tip in Vancouver?
Tipping is more complicated than it seems. For some it's automatic. For others, it is a reflection of the service. For many diners, the truth lies somewhere in between.
Apr 8th, 2013