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(Google)   Red Lobster rebooting menu to include less seafood, more cheap chicken and pork dishes to satisfy "that guy" (or gal) who vetoes Red Lobster for group meal because he doesn't like seafood   (google.com) divider line 402
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2012-10-02 11:54:15 PM  

9Speed: katerbug72: Ambivalence: How can someone NOT like seafood. That's like saying you don't like cheese. Even the lactose intolerant love cheese.

I don't care for most seafood, especially the funky stuff. I didn't grow up eating it (my mom hated the stuff) so I don't have much of a taste for it.

The cool thing about moving out of your parent's house is that you can try all the things they wouldn't let you have in their home.


I don't hate all of it and I'll try almost any food once. I just don't care for seafood in general. The taste of the sea is not for me.
 
2012-10-02 11:54:30 PM  
What I like about Red Lobster, at least the ones I've been to, proper drinks, sure they're using whatever rum or gin or whatever they can get, but at least the drink isn't some week crap like some places have.
 
2012-10-02 11:58:36 PM  

crabsno termites: Seafood? Russo's, on the causeway outside Mobile, AL. Order the crewfish; If you call early and they know you, they'll save it for you.


Grrr, trying to remember the name of the place out there. Something Fish Camp. God that place had great food.
 
2012-10-03 12:00:09 AM  

2words1finger: So the people you saw doing this were uhhh... of a darker-skinned persuasion?


I'm darker skinned than they were, so, no.
 
2012-10-03 12:00:21 AM  
Where I work, I believe you'd get your ass kicked for suggesting a place like that. I'm still mad at a guy I worked with 10 years ago who picked Bennigan's for his retirement party. I'd seriously prefer to drop the pretense and just go to a diner or mexican hole-in-the-wall joint than one of those soul-dead chains.
 
2012-10-03 12:01:59 AM  

Bacontastesgood: Where I work, I believe you'd get your ass kicked for suggesting a place like that. I'm still mad at a guy I worked with 10 years ago who picked Bennigan's for his retirement party. I'd seriously prefer to drop the pretense and just go to a diner or mexican hole-in-the-wall joint than one of those soul-dead chains.


Try to get a proper Monte Cristo anywhere but bennigans. Not happening.
 
2012-10-03 12:02:20 AM  

Chafed Willi: crabsno termites: Seafood? Russo's, on the causeway outside Mobile, AL. Order the crewfish; If you call early and they know you, they'll save it for you.

Grrr, trying to remember the name of the place out there. Something Fish Camp. God that place had great food.


Tried several times to find out what "crewfish" is. All I ever got was "The crew almost always eats it all before thy get back to the dock".

/Damn.
 
2012-10-03 12:03:38 AM  
"...pineapple salsa should be prepared twice a day, instead of once, to keep it fresher."

So, they crack open a jar twice a day instead of once and label it as "preparing the pineapple salsa".

Got it.

Thanks for the lulz, Red Lobster. That one was simply priceless.
 
2012-10-03 12:03:42 AM  

proteus_b: Great Janitor: I just don't like vegetarian restaurants

I find people who eat "only" meat to be extremely peculiar. It's the kind of behavior which is acceptable if you're a big game animal, but it's very odd manifested amongst humans.


He didn't say he only ate meat, he said he didn't like vegetarian restaurants. Many restaurants that classify themselves as such serve a certain style of food that is made to appeal to vegetarian types. Everything has to have tofu or soy in it, every slice of bread has to be some dry-ass multi-grain stuff full of nuts and seeds, meat-substitute products abound, etc. There are plenty of meatless dishes that I enjoy, but I can certainly sympathize with not particularly enjoying that sort of thing.
 
2012-10-03 12:07:19 AM  

Bacontastesgood: Where I work, I believe you'd get your ass kicked for suggesting a place like that. I'm still mad at a guy I worked with 10 years ago who picked Bennigan's for his retirement party. I'd seriously prefer to drop the pretense and just go to a diner or mexican hole-in-the-wall joint than one of those soul-dead chains.


I sort of agree with you about the soullessness of these restaurants, but on the other hand, it was his retirement party and therefore it was his choice. He's allowed to like it, and your post makes you sound like an ungrateful asshole.
 
2012-10-03 12:09:03 AM  

Bacontastesgood: Where I work, I believe you'd get your ass kicked for suggesting a place like that. I'm still mad at a guy I worked with 10 years ago who picked Bennigan's for his retirement party. I'd seriously prefer to drop the pretense and just go to a diner or mexican hole-in-the-wall joint than one of those soul-dead chains.


You poor victim, you.
 
2012-10-03 12:12:32 AM  
My nephew worked at Red Lobster... yeah I won't be eating there anytime soon.

/Prefer outback if I want to go out to eat, otherwise for seafood I get it local from fishermen straight off a boat
 
2012-10-03 12:15:38 AM  

Great Janitor: I was also asked to leave and never return.


This, my friends, is that rare beast - not a troll, but a persona.
 
2012-10-03 12:15:59 AM  

WhippingBoy: Allergies are God's way of attempting to correct some of his mistakes...



Let me guess, you're a perfect human being?
 
2012-10-03 12:17:22 AM  

Your Average Witty Fark User: Ain't no hate like Fark Hipster® restaurant hate.

/Most of you are twatwaffles


Ok, I'll take the bait (hah!) - why would I ever want to eat at Red Lobster?
 
2012-10-03 12:19:41 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: Your Average Witty Fark User: Ain't no hate like Fark Hipster® restaurant hate.

/Most of you are twatwaffles

Ok, I'll take the bait (hah!) - why would I ever want to eat at Red Lobster?


Have you ever eaten there?
 
2012-10-03 12:24:25 AM  

MrEricSir: JimmyFartpants: MrEricSir: This is why I always laugh at people eating "gourmet" food in Vegas. You're in the middle of a farking desert, the only fresh food around is cactus and creepy desert animals.

Most of the food you eat doesn't come from anywhere near you.

Right. That's why when I go to a gourmet place, it had damn well better.


You have an extremely specific definition of "gourmet", which I think doesn't have much of an overlap with others' generally accepted definition, for whatever that's worth.

For instance - I live in New England, where people have been doing wonderful things with fresh, local seafood forever. If a fantastically prepared, amazingly fresh piece of fish has even a dash of citrus here, by your definition it's not "gourmet". Correct?
 
2012-10-03 12:24:39 AM  

kxs401: I veto Red Lobster because I do like sea food.


Came for snarky comments. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-10-03 12:26:12 AM  

Chafed Willi: Have you ever eaten there?


No, I love seafood.
 
2012-10-03 12:27:28 AM  

JohnCarter: None in NH, VT, RI. and AK


There was one here in VT but it went away because it just didn't do well. The building came back as an Olive Garden and the place is always packed now.
 
2012-10-03 12:29:56 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: Chafed Willi: Have you ever eaten there?

No, I love seafood.


You must have superpowers to discern the quality without having ever experienced it.
 
2012-10-03 12:32:52 AM  
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2012-10-03 12:33:29 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: Red Lobster didn't seem as bad 10-15 years ago, but maybe teenagers don't have high expectations.
I could have sworn the food was a higher quality back then, although I don't eat seafood. The chicken was better. The fries were better.

Bathia_Mapes: Say what you will about Red Lobster. They're by no means great cuisine (the same company owns Olive Garden)...

Huh, interesting. So both places have their bread product as the highlight of the meal.

They should open up a place to get a combo of Red Lobster cheese biscuits and Olive Garden breadsticks. 
Just walk in and get a basket of them and then go to a better place for the main course.


Yep. Just head to the bar for cheap drinks, breadsticks, and a salad.
 
2012-10-03 12:34:21 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: Chafed Willi: Have you ever eaten there?

No, I love seafood.


I think you're the first person in this thread to make that joke. I must say, a tip of my hat and a hardy "har har" to you sir! Clearly you are someone that is open-minded with which one could have a lively debate!
 
2012-10-03 12:34:46 AM  

crabsno termites: You must have superpowers to discern the quality without having ever experienced it.


I've eaten chain restaurant food, and I know enough about the proper handling and storage of seafood - filets, especially - that I would never want to eat seafood at a chain restaurant. You shouldn't, either.

If there isn't a good source of seafood available, I'll eat something else.

I know this is America. so the answer to this is fairly obvious, but why are so many people so eager to defend sh*tty food?
 
2012-10-03 12:35:34 AM  

PallMall: Bathia_Mapes: I hear you. I didn't develop allergies to peanuts & shellfish until I was around 16 years old, then BLAMM. No idea why I suddenly developed allergies to foods I had been eating trouble free for years.

At least it wasn't allergies to hops. I developed an allergy to BEER as a teenager. My friggin tongue swelled up every time I drank one. Glad I grew out of that (I really dodged a bullet there - beer is good stuff)

browneye: So I guess instead of "Red Lobster", they'll rename themselves "Just Another Restaurant"

"Red's Imitation Seafood & Chicken"

splorp!: Red Lobster, it's not great, but it's food. I prefer Joe's Crab Shack over Red Lobster.

LOL. Joe's Crab Shack is Red Lobster ^Fried - and more dirty hippies.

zarberg: I love cheese, but I'm allergic to seafood.

That's not an allergy.. you just suck at eating good food.


Since I'm allergic to alcohol, that pretty much excludes me from consuming any type of alcohol beverages. I'm okay with wine-based sauces where the alcohol is cooked off or vanilla extract when baking cookies.
 
2012-10-03 12:36:20 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: Great Janitor: I was also asked to leave and never return.

This, my friends, is that rare beast - not a troll, but a persona.


Like you've never been asked to leave and never return to a place of business? I am barred one a dollar movie theater, two Walmarts, one vegetarian restaurant and one Olive Garden.
 
2012-10-03 12:36:48 AM  

Chafed Willi: I think you're the first person in this thread to make that joke.


Yeah, and you're the first person ever to evade a question by answering a question with a question.

Why would anyone want to eat at Red Lobster?
 
2012-10-03 12:38:41 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: crabsno termites: You must have superpowers to discern the quality without having ever experienced it.

I've eaten chain restaurant food, and I know enough about the proper handling and storage of seafood - filets, especially - that I would never want to eat seafood at a chain restaurant. You shouldn't, either.

If there isn't a good source of seafood available, I'll eat something else.

I know this is America. so the answer to this is fairly obvious, but why are so many people so eager to defend sh*tty food?


Live on the west coast (3 miles to the docks). Eat fresh, eat frozen. Properly handled, can't tell the difference.

/Obviously do not have your discerning palate.

/Don't like RL.
 
2012-10-03 12:39:13 AM  

Great Janitor: Like you've never been asked to leave and never return to a place of business?


No, I'm talking about the "hey, I'm such a Individual, that I will go to a vegetarian restaurant and then harass the waiter about getting me a hamburger from someplace else, because I'm ME" sort of thing. That's not real, is it?
 
2012-10-03 12:40:42 AM  

Phelon Hardtimes: Bathia_Mapes: Ambivalence: How can someone NOT like seafood. That's like saying you don't like cheese. Even the lactose intolerant love cheese.

I have a couple of friends with weird allergies or food intolerances.

One loves to fish, but can't touch fish or he'll end up covered in a rash from head to toe. Obviously he can't eat fish either.

Another friend, while not allergic to fish or shellfish, cannot digest beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison or any other variety of meat from hooved animals. She's had this problem since early childhood. She can, however, eat poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, etc.), fish & shellfish.

Move. Sounds like your territory breeds the weirds.


Well, we all do live in Lane County, Oregon. :-D
 
2012-10-03 12:40:54 AM  

crabsno termites: Eat fresh, eat frozen. Properly handled, can't tell the difference.

 
2012-10-03 12:42:40 AM  

Great Janitor: I am barred one a dollar movie theater, two Walmarts, one vegetarian restaurant and one Olive Garden.


Also, you get thrown out of some pretty sh*tty places.
 
2012-10-03 12:43:49 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: crabsno termites: Eat fresh, eat frozen. Properly handled, can't tell the difference.


Don't buy stinky fresh, don't buy thawed frozen. Ain't rocket surgery.

Still think you sound pretentious.
 
2012-10-03 12:44:35 AM  

crabsno termites: Live on the west coast (3 miles to the docks).


Also, since you live so close, you must know that midland Red Lobsters get the absolute bottom of the barrel.
 
2012-10-03 12:45:34 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Since I'm allergic to alcohol, that pretty much excludes me from consuming any type of alcohol beverages. I'm okay with wine-based sauces where the alcohol is cooked off or vanilla extract when baking cookies.


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2012-10-03 12:46:15 AM  

Great Janitor: Zulu_as_Kono: Great Janitor: I was also asked to leave and never return.

This, my friends, is that rare beast - not a troll, but a persona.

Like you've never been asked to leave and never return to a place of business? I am barred one a dollar movie theater, two Walmarts, one vegetarian restaurant and one Olive Garden.


I guess I must live a very boring life. I've managed to make it to the age of 60 without ever being banned from a business.
 
2012-10-03 12:50:27 AM  
Has anyone that makes over $100,000 a year seafood snobbed the thread yet?
 
2012-10-03 12:50:44 AM  

crabsno termites: Don't buy stinky fresh, don't buy thawed frozen. Ain't rocket surgery.

Still think you sound pretentious.


1. No sh*t.
b. Good for you.

I mean, I do McDonald's once in a great while and all, but the idea of sitting down in a place with a wait staff to eat sh*tty food cooked someplace else and reheated on site is repellant, especially with seafood! You've had the good stuff - why bother with it when it's bad?
 
2012-10-03 12:50:49 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: crabsno termites: Live on the west coast (3 miles to the docks).

Also, since you live so close, you must know that midland Red Lobsters get the absolute bottom of the barrel.


Zulu_as_Kono: crabsno termites: Live on the west coast (3 miles to the docks).

Also, since you live so close, you must know that midland Red Lobsters get the absolute bottom of the barrel.


If handling is proper (and most of the time it is - in spite of my graduate degree in a real science, I drove a semi for several years after retirement, out of boredom, and know the care that most transporters take with their loads), I doubt that even you can tell the difference between fresh and frozen.
 
2012-10-03 12:51:11 AM  

phaseolus: LeroyBourne: I knew a guy that cooked there, it was a joke. 95% of all the food went on some conveyor belt impingement oven. Basically, it was burger king, but you're paying 10x the amount.


That explains the meal I had the last time I ever ate at a Red Lobster voluntarily -- I had a piece of fish that was simultaneously overcooked and undercooked in places. The same piece. It was inedible. I bet parts were frozen, parts were thawed, and a careless "chef" put it on one of those conveyor things.


/the piece of cod which passes all human understanding...


Actually all the fish and steaks are cooked on a grill. Not everything is cooked through the oven...

/ex-RL sever
 
2012-10-03 12:53:25 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: Chafed Willi: I think you're the first person in this thread to make that joke.

Yeah, and you're the first person ever to evade a question by answering a question with a question.

Why would anyone want to eat at Red Lobster?


Oh, I could care less about convincing you to eat at red lobster. I just knew there wouldn't be a point because anyone that asks that question, regardless of subject, is far too full of themselves to actually discuss the topic objectively. Your response was just icing on the cake.

How are you liking iOS6?
 
2012-10-03 12:53:58 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Great Janitor: Zulu_as_Kono: Great Janitor: I was also asked to leave and never return.

This, my friends, is that rare beast - not a troll, but a persona.

Like you've never been asked to leave and never return to a place of business? I am barred one a dollar movie theater, two Walmarts, one vegetarian restaurant and one Olive Garden.

I guess I must live a very boring life. I've managed to make it to the age of 60 without ever being banned from a business.


I haven't been accused of being a bore. I just haven't been accused of being someone kids should aspire to be.
 
2012-10-03 12:54:51 AM  

crabsno termites: I doubt that even you can tell the difference between fresh and frozen.


You're talking about what happens from the source to the destination. I don't trust what they do with it once it gets there. I've had terrible previously-frozen fish. I know that it was previously frozen because otherwise it wouldn't be there, and I know it was handled poorly at the destination because it was clearly thawed waaaaay too long before serving. Unless it thawed on the truck.
 
2012-10-03 12:55:33 AM  
I've been to Red Lobster once. The "shrimp" they served were less than the size of half my little finger. I will never be swindled like that again.

A Big F.U. on Red Lobster. There is no greater Suck.
 
2012-10-03 12:56:25 AM  

Chafed Willi: Oh, I could care less about convincing you to eat at red lobster. I just knew there wouldn't be a point because anyone that asks that question, regardless of subject, is far too full of themselves to actually discuss the topic objectively. Your response was just icing on the cake.

How are you liking iOS6?


Jesus, what does this even mean? Do you often engage with humans?
 
2012-10-03 12:57:09 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: Great Janitor: I am barred one a dollar movie theater, two Walmarts, one vegetarian restaurant and one Olive Garden.

Also, you get thrown out of some pretty sh*tty places.


I was bored one weekend.
 
2012-10-03 12:57:23 AM  

Ambivalence: How can someone NOT like seafood. That's like saying you don't like cheese. Even the lactose intolerant love cheese.


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2012-10-03 12:58:37 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: You have an extremely specific definition of "gourmet", which I think doesn't have much of an overlap with others' generally accepted definition, for whatever that's worth.

For instance - I live in New England, where people have been doing wonderful things with fresh, local seafood forever. If a fantastically prepared, amazingly fresh piece of fish has even a dash of citrus here, by your definition it's not "gourmet". Correct?


Um, no? When did I ever say that?

I just expect quality ingredients in food that's labeled as "gourmet." Which is something you don't really get in Vegas.
 
2012-10-03 12:58:46 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: crabsno termites: I doubt that even you can tell the difference between fresh and frozen.

You're talking about what happens from the source to the destination. I don't trust what they do with it once it gets there. I've had terrible previously-frozen fish. I know that it was previously frozen because otherwise it wouldn't be there, and I know it was handled poorly at the destination because it was clearly thawed waaaaay too long before serving. Unless it thawed on the truck.


Well and good, but you stated that you had never eaten at RL. Guilt by association?
 
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