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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by Nonlinear FC » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:53 am

Red Lobster's biscuits are like the crack rock.
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Post by rass » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:09 am

Sounds like AB was at Red Lobster last night
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Post by A_B » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:13 am

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Sounds like AB was at Red Lobster last night
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Post by The Sybian » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:21 am

Maybe this belongs in the confessions thread, but when I was a kid, I thought Red Lobster was fancy.
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Post by mister d » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:25 am

I think that's a very specific regional thing and I grew up inside that region.
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Post by A_B » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:26 am

The Sybian wrote:
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Maybe this belongs in the confessions thread, but when I was a kid, I thought Red Lobster was fancy.
100%. It was a destination dinner when we came to the big city.
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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by duff » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:26 am

The Sybian wrote:
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Maybe this belongs in the confessions thread, but when I was a kid, I thought Red Lobster was fancy.
It isn't? Red Lobster and Olive Garden.
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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by Giff » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:38 am

I think we forget how unsophisticated dining was not all that long ago. Olive Garden and Red Lobster were absolutely considered nice in the 90s.
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Post by The Sybian » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:42 am

Giff wrote:
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I think we forget how unsophisticated dining was not all that long ago. Olive Garden and Red Lobster were absolutely considered nice in the 90s.
In my hometown, I think they still are.
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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by Giff » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:48 am

I could go on and on about the dining in my hometown. It's really great and I'm just talking my suburb, not the actual city of Houston which is the most underrated food city in the US, easily.
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Post by sancarlos » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:24 am

In my little hometown we were all excited and thought we had arrived when we got a Wendy’s and an Arby’s! (A long time ago.)
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Post by mister d » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:25 am

Red Lobster, yes, because there weren't seafood places around me growing up. Olive Garden, no, because there were plenty of local and better italian places. I imagine areas where TGIFridays or Chili's thrive are filled with bars where you wouldn't eat and/or can't bring your kids.
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Red Lobster, yes, because there weren't seafood places around me growing up. Olive Garden, no, because there were plenty of local and better italian places. I imagine areas where TGIFridays or Chili's thrive are filled with bars where you wouldn't eat and/or can't bring your kids.
When I was 25, I got a good job in Texas, so I pulled up stakes and moved there, not knowing a soul. My apartment was next door to a Tgifridays. I ate dinner there almost all the time until I got settled in and made some friends. Got to know the bartender and got free beer in exchange for good tips.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:32 pm

A couple decades ago in LA, one of my friends who is originally from Baltimore decided he wanted to go to Red Lobster for his birthday just to go and the closest one was in Beverly Hills. Red Lobster in Beverly Hills.
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DSafetyGuy wrote:
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A couple decades ago in LA, one of my friends who is originally from Baltimore decided he wanted to go to Red Lobster for his birthday just to go and the closest one was in Beverly Hills. Red Lobster in Beverly Hills.
Full of locals, I'm sure. They must have the absolute worst waitstaff, because I'd imagine you could make serious tip money at non-touristy BH restaurants.
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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by Giff » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:46 pm

I've done Outback on the Strip for some cheese fries and a Wallaby Darned to-go.
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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by The Sybian » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:51 pm

Giff wrote:
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How do you order that with a straight face? That's worse than Denny's' Moons Over My Hammie.
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DSafetyGuy wrote:
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A couple decades ago in LA, one of my friends who is originally from Baltimore decided he wanted to go to Red Lobster for his birthday just to go and the closest one was in Beverly Hills. Red Lobster in Beverly Hills.
Full of locals, I'm sure. They must have the absolute worst waitstaff, because I'd imagine you could make serious tip money at non-touristy BH restaurants.
It's long since closed. I missed that occasion due to work and it's so long ago, I don't recall the reaction. It was barely in Beverly Hills, as the other side of the street was across the corporation line.

The overwhelming majority of the chain restaurant geography is so weird out there, it's almost like it's zoned. If there was a coupon flyer for any of the big chains in the Sunday paper that listed the LA-area locations, they were all north of Ventura Blvd and south of LAX, leaving the Westside (Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Marina del Rey) completely free of them.

Some Friday or Saturday night, we were hanging at a friend's place and saw a commercial for Chili's. The four of us started talking about their chips and queso and decided we had to have it. A 40-minute drive in no traffic from the Marina to Torrance later....
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The Sybian wrote:
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How do you order that with a straight face? That's worse than Denny's' Moons Over My Hammie.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:53 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:21 am
Maybe this belongs in the confessions thread, but when I was a kid, I thought Red Lobster was fancy.
I've heard a stand-up comedian (maybe Brooks Whelan?) do a bit about Red Lobster being fancy. The main punchline was something like 'You can't wear shorts to Red Lobster!'

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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by Giff » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:20 am

BSF21 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:12 pm
The Sybian wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:51 pm
Giff wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:46 pm
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How do you order that with a straight face? That's worse than Denny's' Moons Over My Hammie.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:37 am

Even in a town with a kind of decent restaurant scene back in the day, going out to the Red Lobster in Ann Arbor was certainly "going out to a nice dinner" back in the day.

Context: We were poor as fuck when I was a kid.
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Re: What?? Are you drinking?

Post by HaulCitgo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:42 am

Red lobster is pretty $$$

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Post by A_B » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:51 am

HaulCitgo wrote:
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Red lobster is pretty $$$
Oh it's still "fancy" for all those people that are growing up now the way a lot of us seem to have grown up. And to be perfectly honest, Lexington doesn't have a lot of good sit-down seafood. I'd say we go once a year or something like that.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:28 pm

Atlanta not much either. There were way way way too many crab shack places opening the years before the pandemic most not good. Juicy crab seems to have won the race to franchise expansion and it's the right combo of cheap and filling in a Red lobsterish model. The best here are the few and far between fresh fish on ice beneath the glass and they steam for you places. Somehow no fry there usually. The best fried places come and go in a year or two. Been two since I came to Georgia. I think both got their pricing wrong (way too cheap) cause they were packed and it was great.

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Post by Johnnie » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:31 pm

Of all the 'fast casual' dining experiences (Applebee's, Chili's, TGIFridays..etc), Red Lobster is certainly the better of all them. And it was certainly a "treat" dinner growing up.

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Post by mister d » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:54 pm

So herbs in the pic but no herbs in the recipe. Mmmhmm.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:54 pm

Eh, all equally bad. But those other three were subsitutes for bars and clubs.

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Post by rass » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:10 pm

mister d wrote:
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So herbs in the pic but no herbs in the recipe. Mmmhmm.

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You put you HERB in it!
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mister d wrote:
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So herbs in the pic but no herbs in the recipe. Mmmhmm.
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Post by bfj » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:35 pm

I’m not much of a drinker, I’m not even a smoker these days, but I’ll be enjoying some vodka and tonics around the Rosh Hashanah table tonight. Been that kind of 48 hours.
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Post by rass » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:40 pm

That’ll set you on your feet again
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That’ll set you on your feet again
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Post by rass » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:22 pm

It’s a really nice night and it’s late September so there are a dwindling few left this year but I’ve cut myself off at one Old Fashioned because one of the wiener kids had XC practice and then was going to go to a diner near the HS to scarf down pasta with her teammates before a “scrimmage” meet tomorrow and someone has to pick her up afterwards and my wife got drunk before I had a chance to.
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rass wrote:
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It’s a really nice night and it’s late September so there are a dwindling few left this year but I’ve cut myself off at one Old Fashioned because one of the wiener kids had XC practice and then was going to go to a diner near the HS to scarf down pasta with her teammates before a “scrimmage” meet tomorrow and someone has to pick her up afterwards and my wife got drunk before I had a chance to.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:32 pm

when tf did y'all start drinking?
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Post by A_B » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:36 pm

230. Scotch on ice.
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Post by The Sybian » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:36 pm

Brontoburglar wrote:
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when tf did y'all start drinking?
Wednesday.
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Post by rass » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:38 pm

March
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