Nick Dedier, co-owner of Aji Japanese Bistro, briefs servers Hillary Jennings, left and Mandy Lee one night last year. He says tips can be incentive for servers to up their game.
Nick Dedier, co-owner of Aji Japanese Bistro, briefs servers Hillary Jennings, left and Mandy Lee one night last year. He says tips can be incentive for servers to up their game. José Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
Nick Dedier, co-owner of Aji Japanese Bistro, briefs servers Hillary Jennings, left and Mandy Lee one night last year. He says tips can be incentive for servers to up their game. José Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's food and wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farmworkers in Lodi. Chris judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. Reach him at cmacias@sacbee.com or 916-321-1253. Twitter: @chris_macias.