What's in the coffee in Canada? Apparently something that's making a few folks pretty generous.
At least six times this week, customers at Tim Hortons restaurants have paid for their own cups of coffee and cups of brew for the next 500 or more people in line, according to media reports.
The first 500 free javas were gifts of an anonymous donor at a Tim Hortons in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, CTV reported. A man in his 20s bought a double-double and a doughnut and told the clerk to put the next 500 large coffees on his debit card, according to the report.
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You don’t need me to tell you that food festivals have gotten exponentially better since the days when a foot-long corn dog was big news. You also know that, beverage-wise, music festivals aren’t just about bad beer in plastic cups that you hope someone doesn’t throw at your head.
Still, the improvement is mind-blowing. The only problem, besides getting into some of them, is deciding whether to describe these events as food festivals or music festivals. It’s your call.
Mario Batali says 20 percent is a standard tip. Eric Ripert is a fan of the easy math on that, and Anthony Bourdain considers it a "sin" to take kitchen mistakes out on the floor staff's tip.
(Our pal The Bitchy Waiter agrees wholeheartedly.)
The key to good service, Batali says, is to approach the staff with an attitude of: "I'm here to have a good time, and you can help me."
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Here's one way to shake up your morning coffee ritual - July 26 is National Coffee Milkshake Day.
There’s nothing quite like an iced coffee on a hot day. You get a (necessary) caffeine fix and a quick cool down all in one cup. If you want to amp up the cool down even further, you’re ready for a coffee milkshake.
The key to a good coffee milkshake is cold brewed coffee. Note, this isn’t the same as regular coffee just chilled (though that can be used if you’re pressed for time). There’s an entirely different process to follow for the cold version, but luckily it’s easy.