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The week in ideas, August 19, 2013

This week: restaurant critics without expense accounts, getting rid of tips and getting better service, Hooters comes out as feminist and dressing up the dress jacket.

The week’s head-spinning moments: Expanded strained relations edition

A loud note of disharmony could be heard within the restaurant industry this week, particularly among its Italian combatants.

The Tilted Kilt brings its motto “A cold beer never looked so good” to life with Hooters-esque servers in short plaid kilts, matching halters and midriff-baring blouses.

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, it pays off to have a blockbuster A/V system. See how a high-tech remodel has helped Hooters become a destination for sports lovers.

Normally this space deals with gee-whiz developments. But this week’s standout moments were less likely to spin heads than to preoccupy them with a question: What is wrong with these people?

Nearly half plan to share their restaurant experiences on social media.

Music can help make or break a restaurant experience, so with help from Technomic, we found the top 10 casual-dining playlists.

A Hooters with flat-chested staffers and no table service was just one of the startling new concepts to emerge this week. Here's a rundown of ventures that merit a look.

A growing number of full-service restaurants are looking for relief from their financially beleaguered category by spinning off fast-casual satellite concepts.

The male-friendly chain launched a fast-casual hybrid offshoot called Hoots

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