Tipping is essential, quit acting like it isn’t

In South Dakota, the minimum wage was recently increased to $9.30 an hour, just over two dollars more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25. $9.30 still isn’t high enough but compared to other Midwest states, it’s not bad. But that’s not the point here. Employees deemed as “tipped employees” can be paid as little […]

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Hot Plate introduces Indian cuisine to Vermillion

Until July, there wasn’t a restaurant in Vermillion that served Indian Food. Then, Jimi Patel opened Hot Plate — bringing Indian cuisine to the area. Patel, the owner of Hot Plate, said the Vermillion community was missing Indian culture, so he decided to open Hot Plate.  “There is not another Indian (restaurant) within 30 to […]

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What We Think: El Fredo’s succeeds with sauce, not with service

In What We Think, the Verve Team ventures out to try businesses, restaurants, products and trends so you don’t have to. This week we tested out Vermillion’s newest restaurant, El Fredo’s, a chain Italian eatery from Sioux City focusing on pizza, pasta, sandwiches and wings. After Little Italy’s closed last year, Vermillion had no solely […]

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