Left: A receipt from Chris’ Jazz Cafe / Right: Longtime Philly saxophonist Victor North, who cautiously calls the tipping policy “a worthy experiment.”
Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about tipping, first with prolific restaurateur Danny Meyer — he of Shake Shack fame — declaring that he was abolishing tipping at his New York City restaurants, and then with a compelling New York Times op-ed that connects tipping to race and flat out declares that “tipping is wrong.” Normally, tipping controversies erupt around the food industry, but now we’ve learned of one brewing in Philadelphia’s music scene, thanks to Center City music venue Chris’ Jazz Cafe. Read more »
Janeen Thomas in surveillance footage (left) and from Facebook (right)
UPDATE 5/6/2015 1 p.m.: Janeen Thomas was arrested again on Tuesday night, this time after a meal at Vedge. For the complete update, click here.
Since we're heading into a busy weekend, we here at Foobooz thought it would be a good time to bring you this Foobooz Public Service Announcement. The woman seen here is named Janeen Thomas. She looks like a nice enough, professional lady. And if you get the chance to talk to her, she's very pleasant and chatty. But since February, Janeen Thomas has been arrested several times and charged with theft and related offenses. And she's allegedly been targeting restaurants in Center City. Read more »
Terri Lyne Carrington
Our sister blog, G Philly, has presented lots of coverage on OutBeat, the nation’s first ever LGBTQ jazz festival, that’s playing right here in Philly this upcoming week. However, this event isn’t just for those who fall in the LGBTQ spectrum: it’s a major musical fest for jazz lovers that is bringing some of the best musicians in the genre to our city. Read more »