Jan 13 2011 Yesterday, the New York Post ran an article about the rise of dining and dashing. In the last year, the amount of people who eat at an establishment and leave without paying has increased by 20 percent. The story describes several popular New York City restaurants that have been recently hit by diners who dash; the people who do it are, surprisingly, well-dressed, non-teens, and parents. I'll be the first to admit that I've dined and dashed, but only once, in Europe, at a place where the service was atrocious. I've never done it here in the US. How about you?