Best of Boston

2001 Best Reason Not to Overtip

Gwen Butler so impressed Swiss financier Erich Sager with her work behind the bar at the Federalist that he offered to buy her a restaurant of her own as a tip. More than a year and $2.5 million of Sager’s money later, the planned Back Bay restaurant Zita (named for the patron saint of waiters and waitresses) hasn’t opened.