Writer and Bon Appétit contributor Ben Schott knows his manners. In his (succinct) column, the author of Schott’s Original Miscellany offers up his essential etiquette for the food and drink enthusiast.
Should I tie the knot in Vegas?
Yes! Immediately! Sure, about 1 in 2 marriages ends in divorce, but those are still far better odds than roulette.
Does what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas?
Oh, absolutely. (Assuming you don’t count Facebook, Instagram, or casino security cameras.)
VIP bottle service?
If you’re paying for VIP bottle service, you’re not a VIP.
How do I tackle the “all-you-can-eat” casino buffet?
Like a military campaign. The buffet is the only table in Las Vegas where you’re guaranteed to win. Fill your pockets, smuggle some Tupperware. This ain’t brunch, Boo-Boo, it’s war!
What’s the deal with all the free drinks?
Casinos are only too happy to keep players refreshed while at a table, or on the slots. The golden rule is: Tip your server for each and every drink.
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Have an etiquette dilemma? Email Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org