The staff at one D.C. restaurant received a big surprise this weekend -- a $2,000 tip on a $93 bill.
A customer at Blue 44 in Chevy Chase visited the restaurant on Monday to pick up a few quarts of gumbo, the staff said. When bartender Laura Dally told the regular his order would be free, he not only paid his bill, he left an extra $2,000.
The customer -- who asked not to be named -- scrawled out on the bill that he wanted the chef to have $1,000, Dally to get $500 and owner Chris Nardelli to get the remaining $500.
"We gave them a couple quarts of gumbo on the house after their meal, but never expected anything like this," Nardelli said in a statement.
Blue 44, at 5507 Connecticut Ave. NW, opened in April 2011.