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2012-10-02 06:58:18 PM  
In my group, the veto comes from the person who says Red Lobster food is too salty.
 
2012-10-02 07:04:46 PM  
I veto Red Lobster because I do like sea food.
 
2012-10-02 07:05:24 PM  
Dude, their cheesy biscuits are amazing.
 
2012-10-02 07:09:53 PM  
Maybe they should add roast bef to their menu to go along with the loobster.
 
2012-10-02 07:12:09 PM  
Wait... Red Lobster had seafood?

/when did this happen?
 
2012-10-02 07:13:41 PM  
Great, so now you can drag your friend who is, say, incredibly allergic to shellfish, and doesn't particularly like much fish either, to a restaurant that reeks of old fish. I'm sure your friend will appreciate it. I bet he'll like it as much as when he's dragged to sushi where if he's lucky he can get a bowl of rice with some dry chicken "teriyaki" and then when the bill comes for $500 of sushi all his friends say "let's just split it!"

/I'm not bitter
/Go to hell, fish eaters 
 
2012-10-02 07:16:16 PM  
Say what you will about Red Lobster. They're by no means great cuisine (the same company owns Olive Garden), but they do something few chain restaurants do, which is taking into consideration their customers allergies.

Both my son and I are allergic to shellfish. If you inform them of your allergies they will offer you an allergen menu that shows you what possible allergens each menu item contains.
 
2012-10-02 07:17:54 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Say what you will about Red Lobster. They're by no means great cuisine (the same company owns Olive Garden), but they do something few chain restaurants do, which is taking into consideration their customers allergies.

Both my son and I are allergic to shellfish. If you inform them of your allergies they will offer you an allergen menu that shows you what possible allergens each menu item contains.


I thought they'd just bring you a Benadryl with your order
 
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2012-10-02 07:23:18 PM  
I veto Red Lobster because I can only eat so much butter-like grease food substance.
 
2012-10-02 07:23:20 PM  
"That guy" (or gal) who recommends we go to Red Lobster for seafood gets vetoed from the group
 
2012-10-02 07:24:02 PM  

Osomatic: /I'm not bitter
/Go to hell, fish eaters



hell yeah. If people want to eat bugs from the ocean they should do it in private where others don't have to see or smell it.
 
2012-10-02 07:27:33 PM  

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


THIS!! COOK AT HOME!
 
2012-10-02 07:31:24 PM  
How can someone NOT like seafood. That's like saying you don't like cheese. Even the lactose intolerant love cheese.
 
2012-10-02 07:37:57 PM  

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 like cheese. I'm also lactose intolerant.
 
2012-10-02 07:40:12 PM  

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


easy

RexTalionis: 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 like cheese. I'm also lactose intolerant.


How can you not like cheese?!
 
2012-10-02 07:41:01 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Benadryl


lulz

That wouldn't work for me since I'm allergic to Benadryl.

This is the allergen menu (PDF) that they give you upon request.
 
2012-10-02 07:45:15 PM  

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.
 
2012-10-02 07:45:48 PM  

Roook: RexTalionis: 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 like cheese. I'm also lactose intolerant.

How can you not like cheese?!


Okay, let me rephrase. I am largely indifferent to the taste of cheese. As far as tastes go, it's not that interesting.
 
2012-10-02 07:54:22 PM  

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


I can't handle even the slightest whiff of fishy-tasting. Tuna in a can I can usually do. And I once had some monkfish that was quite delicious. But for the most part, blechhhhhh. I hate even just being inside seafood restaurants because of the smell.
 
2012-10-02 07:59:08 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: I'm allergic to Benadryl.


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It's like raaaaaaain on yer wedding day!
 
2012-10-02 08:08:09 PM  
Bathia_Mapes:

That wouldn't work for me since I'm allergic to Benadryl. 

Interesting. I've never met anyone with this challenge.

Do you have any problems with things like Zantac, Pepcid, etc.?
 
2012-10-02 08:10:28 PM  
You go to Red Lobster only once per year, and that's for Endless Shrimp. Glorious gluttony.
 
2012-10-02 08:18:15 PM  
I grew up on the Gulf and I live on the ocean. I could live on fish, shellfish in particular. This is why I don't go to Dead Lobster.
 
2012-10-02 08:22:22 PM  

Richard Saunders: Bathia_Mapes:

That wouldn't work for me since I'm allergic to Benadryl. 

Interesting. I've never met anyone with this challenge.

Do you have any problems with things like Zantac, Pepcid, etc.?


I don't know since I've never taken any of those. I am allergic to several other allergy medicines as well, such as Claritin.
 
2012-10-02 08:27:15 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Richard Saunders: Bathia_Mapes:

That wouldn't work for me since I'm allergic to Benadryl. 

Interesting. I've never met anyone with this challenge.

Do you have any problems with things like Zantac, Pepcid, etc.?

I don't know since I've never taken any of those. I am allergic to several other allergy medicines as well, such as Claritin.


LOL. You're allergic to histamines and allergic to antihistimines. How are you even alive?
 
2012-10-02 08:33:29 PM  
If you don't like the Red Lobster, just march your ass outside, cross the parking lot, and go to Olive Garden instead.
 
2012-10-02 08:33:43 PM  

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

 
2012-10-02 08:40:06 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Richard Saunders: Bathia_Mapes:

That wouldn't work for me since I'm allergic to Benadryl. 

Interesting. I've never met anyone with this challenge.

Do you have any problems with things like Zantac, Pepcid, etc.?

I don't know since I've never taken any of those. I am allergic to several other allergy medicines as well, such as Claritin.


So you get allergic reactions to allergy medicines? That's a new one to me, and I've got a bit of weird chemistry myself. I know I can get a really strong caffeine-like buzz off of Benadryl. I'm also one of few people who have found that Zyrtec is in fact addictive to some people, despite all the refusal of that company to acknowledge that. I gave it up completely because if I didn't take it every day, I'd get incredibly itchy everywhere until I took another dose. Usually hit right around 48 hours after the last dose. And I know my mother can take one of the really powerful painkillers, I can't remember which one, and it's a pure stimulant.
 
2012-10-02 08:42:14 PM  
When we went to the Hilltop Steakhouse, I'd order chicken.
 
2012-10-02 08:52:13 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: allergic to antihistimines


I'm allergic to some, not all, antihistimines.
 
2012-10-02 08:54:26 PM  
Red Lobster is still around? Yikes.
 
2012-10-02 08:54:56 PM  

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.


Thanks for the definition. I was just about to reach for my dictionary.
 
2012-10-02 08:55:26 PM  
Since when is Red Lobster a restaurant?
 
2012-10-02 08:55:52 PM  

Osomatic: Great, so now you can drag your friend who is, say, incredibly allergic to shellfish, and doesn't particularly like much fish either, to a restaurant that reeks of old fish. I'm sure your friend will appreciate it. I bet he'll like it as much as when he's dragged to sushi where if he's lucky he can get a bowl of rice with some dry chicken "teriyaki" and then when the bill comes for $500 of sushi all his friends say "let's just split it!"

/I'm not bitter
/Go to hell, fish eaters


What kind of cheap assholes do that?
 
2012-10-02 08:56:13 PM  
So now it'll be renamed what, Red Chicken?.
 
2012-10-02 08:56:51 PM  

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


I was going to post something, but you already said it better than I.
 
2012-10-02 08:57:01 PM  

RexTalionis: Okay, let me rephrase. I am largely indifferent to the taste of cheese. As far as tastes go, it's not that interesting.


I'm not even sure what that means. 'Cheese' isn't a flavour, anymore than 'meat' is a flavour. Trust me, I could feed you something like gorgonzola, which you still might hate, but you certainly wouldn't describe it as uninteresting.
 
2012-10-02 08:57:07 PM  
I only eat sea food if I'm within 20 miles of an active port. And if I'm there, I sure as hell ain't eating at Red Lobster. When you've spent your whole life by the ocean, frozen just won't cut it.
 
2012-10-02 08:57:46 PM  

GAT_00: Bathia_Mapes: Richard Saunders: Bathia_Mapes:

That wouldn't work for me since I'm allergic to Benadryl. 

Interesting. I've never met anyone with this challenge.

Do you have any problems with things like Zantac, Pepcid, etc.?

I don't know since I've never taken any of those. I am allergic to several other allergy medicines as well, such as Claritin.

So you get allergic reactions to allergy medicines? That's a new one to me, and I've got a bit of weird chemistry myself. I know I can get a really strong caffeine-like buzz off of Benadryl. I'm also one of few people who have found that Zyrtec is in fact addictive to some people, despite all the refusal of that company to acknowledge that. I gave it up completely because if I didn't take it every day, I'd get incredibly itchy everywhere until I took another dose. Usually hit right around 48 hours after the last dose. And I know my mother can take one of the really powerful painkillers, I can't remember which one, and it's a pure stimulant.


Alcohol acts as a violent stimulant to me, even the smallish amount found in NyQuil. My chemistry is pretty damned weird.

Interesting enough, I found out I was allergic to Benadryl in the ER. Where I was being treated for a severe allergic reaction to shellfish. They had to give me medication to counteract the Benadryl. I guess if you're allergic to something, finding that out in the ER is one of the better places to do so.
 
2012-10-02 08:58:46 PM  
When asked about the risks involved making such a dramatic change to the menu, Clarence Otis, CEO at Darden, which also owns Olive Garden, says: "the biggest risk would be to not change."

That's deep, Clarence. You know what the purpose of life is? A life of purpose.
 
2012-10-02 08:58:51 PM  
I used to love the cheesy biscuits at Red Lobster too. And then I stopped smoking dope.
 
2012-10-02 08:59:31 PM  

propasaurus: Maybe they should add roast bef to their menu to go along with the loobster.


I love their "surf and turf" combo...Tuna sandwich with beef gravy!
 
2012-10-02 09:00:23 PM  
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.
 
2012-10-02 09:01:20 PM  
Of that guy vetoes red lobster, I'm gonna veto all of his alternate choices. It will be called a dick move, to which I will respond: "Is it?" Get the cheese bread and get wasted at the bar, fark it
 
2012-10-02 09:02:16 PM  
They're becoming the History Channel of corporate full-service restauranteering.
 
2012-10-02 09:03:12 PM  
Or get a menu and tell them you want a few minutes to look over the menu, eat the free basket of cheese bread, then get wasted somewhere else
 
2012-10-02 09:03:42 PM  
Red Lobster is really terrible for seafood.

Also, there are a lot of you who have some shiatty genes. Not having allergies, I can't even imagine what garbage you all must go through.
 
2012-10-02 09:03:53 PM  
In terms of weird allergies or whatever this would be called. Neither me nor my sister can take a regular multivitamin. They will destroy our stomachs. She found a childrens gummi version that she can tolerate. I stick to cigarettes and whiskey to keep me strong...
 
2012-10-02 09:03:53 PM  

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

I can't handle even the slightest whiff of fishy-tasting. Tuna in a can I can usually do. And I once had some monkfish that was quite delicious. But for the most part, blechhhhhh. I hate even just being inside seafood restaurants because of the smell.


You are my evil twin. I can handle canned tuna, but anything else is just nasty. And yes, I have tried different types of seafood. Even tried cooking salmon at home..... never again.
 
2012-10-02 09:04:09 PM  
Pack your own dinner
 
2012-10-02 09:05:09 PM  

halB: I only eat sea food if I'm within 20 miles of an active port. And if I'm there, I sure as hell ain't eating at Red Lobster. When you've spent your whole life by the ocean, frozen just won't cut it.


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.
 
2012-10-02 09:05:14 PM  
I've noticed people who have such sweeping distastes for foods get them from their mommy and daddy, who got them from their mommy and daddy, etc.. Buck up son and try something new. That little scrunchy face you make when you see some "ethnic food" or medium rare steak is really annoying.
 
2012-10-02 09:06:59 PM  
Allergies are God's way of attempting to correct some of his mistakes...
 
2012-10-02 09:07:03 PM  
I veto seafood because I begin to puke all over the place within seconds of ingesting it, regardless of how good it is. Sucks too, I actually like the taste. Guess it's a mild allergy, but to all seafood though?
 
2012-10-02 09:07:38 PM  

RexTalionis: Dude, their cheesy biscuits are amazing.


Agreed. Even if I didn't like seafood, I'd just order like 35lbs of cheese biscuits.


unyon: RexTalionis: Okay, let me rephrase. I am largely indifferent to the taste of cheese. As far as tastes go, it's not that interesting.

I'm not even sure what that means. 'Cheese' isn't a flavour, anymore than 'meat' is a flavour. Trust me, I could feed you something like gorgonzola, which you still might hate, but you certainly wouldn't describe it as uninteresting.


Yeah, this. I hate blue cheeses with a burning vengeance, but I could shovel edam, or manchego, or havarti down my gullet until I inflated like a blimp and cheese leaked out of my ears.
 
2012-10-02 09:08:56 PM  

vactech: I've noticed people who have such sweeping distastes for foods get them from their mommy and daddy, who got them from their mommy and daddy, etc.. Buck up son and try something new. That little scrunchy face you make when you see some "ethnic food" or medium rare steak is really annoying.


Are you saying Red Lobster is great for people to escape their comfort zone? Or did I get trolled by medium rare steak.
 
2012-10-02 09:09:22 PM  
You naysayers can scoff all you want, but I hear the chicken scampi is to die for.
 
2012-10-02 09:10:39 PM  
Red Lobster is stupid expensive for the garbage they serve.
 
2012-10-02 09:11:06 PM  

RexTalionis: Okay, let me rephrase. I am largely indifferent to the taste of cheese. As far as tastes go, it's not that interesting.


Everything about this post is absurd.
 
2012-10-02 09:11:08 PM  

GAT_00: You go to Red Lobster only once per year, and that's for Endless Shrimp. Glorious gluttony.


www.fohguild.org
 
2012-10-02 09:11:09 PM  
Red Lobster? I'll have lasagna.
 
2012-10-02 09:11:34 PM  
Screw all you haters, I loves me some Red Lobster... and if any of you jackholes can find some other readily available place where I can get a steaming platter of crab legs without being gouged on the price, I'd love to know about it (and no, Joe's Crab Shack does not count, their prices are worse than RL and their atmosphere is farking annoying)
 
2012-10-02 09:11:47 PM  
I don't go to red lobster because I don't want to hear a rude large black woman be rude to the waitstaff.
/racisty but true
 
2012-10-02 09:12:17 PM  
I only eat crab legs at Red Lobster, since they're all frozen right after they're caught, anyway. They may not be the best crab legs, but they're the most consistent you can get for the least amount of money. My local Hooters used to sell crab legs for $12/pound, and they were absolute shiat. Small, overcooked, and they smelled vaguely like the ugly waitress.
 
2012-10-02 09:13:02 PM  

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


I know - they kill any chance of seafood tasting good. When I want a good mix there's a Japanese restaurant not too far away that does a great seafood medley. Clams, shrimp, squid, to name three.

Just go there. For lobster it's easy to cook at home if you have a large pot. I picked up a 16qt. stainless steel pot for cheap a few years back and that has served me well.
 
2012-10-02 09:13:17 PM  

Tellingthem: In terms of weird allergies or whatever this would be called. Neither me nor my sister can take a regular multivitamin. They will destroy our stomachs. She found a childrens gummi version that she can tolerate. I stick to cigarettes and whiskey to keep me strong...


Breakfast of Champions, amirite?
 
2012-10-02 09:14:09 PM  
Didn't mind it when I was a teenager. Went in my mid-20's - any sauce that had butter in it was separated (i.e. fettucine alfredo had saucy bits with a pool of butter sitting on top). Went again a couple years later. Same problem.

In my mid-30's now. Sister-in-law went for her anniversary a few months ago - same problem.

If you're going to hire "cooks" or "chefs" or whatever, they should have enough sense to look at that and know it's ok to not send it out.

//live in the centre of the continent, but I love seafood :(
//decent seafood is more accessible now through other means, though :)
 
2012-10-02 09:14:35 PM  

RexTalionis: 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 like cheese. I'm also lactose intolerant.


You should try being a little more tolerant of people and things and food, you'll become a happier person and people will like you more.
 
2012-10-02 09:15:14 PM  
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.
 
2012-10-02 09:16:09 PM  

halB: I only eat sea food if I'm within 20 miles of an active port. And if I'm there, I sure as hell ain't eating at Red Lobster. When you've spent your whole life by the ocean, frozen just won't cut it.


Actually a lot of fish is frozen on the boat, as they don't come back to port every day to sell their catch. So much of what you see laying out on ice at fish markets has actually been defrosted already.
 
2012-10-02 09:17:09 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: When asked about the risks involved making such a dramatic change to the menu, Clarence Otis, CEO at Darden, which also owns Olive Garden, says: "the biggest risk would be to not change."

That's deep, Clarence. You know what the purpose of life is? A life of purpose.


Clarence is to philosophy as Red Lobster is to seafood.
 
2012-10-02 09:17:22 PM  
You're only mocking Red Lobster because you take it for granted.

There's no Red Lobster in my province. I'd kill a disadvantaged minority child just for the opportunity to eat at Red Lobster.
 
2012-10-02 09:19:03 PM  
Not a big fan of seafood (shrimp, lobster, calamari) but I will eat scallops and fish. I got sick after eating shrimp in high school and still can't stand the smell of it 40 years later.
 
2012-10-02 09:19:05 PM  
Going to Red Lobster for seafood is like going to McDonalds for Kobe Beef.
 
2012-10-02 09:19:14 PM  
My brother, the lovable freak, insists on celebrating his birthday at Red Lobster every year.
 
The last time I joined him I had a girl-drink fruityblended headache that lasted for weeks.  It was like drinking gallons of ice cream seperated into seperate glasses, with a splash of rum interspersed amongst them.
 
That is my Red Lobster story, I hope you enjoyed it.
 
2012-10-02 09:19:14 PM  

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.


Yeah right.

Next you're going to tell me that Olive Garden chefs aren't professionally trained in the foothills of Tuscany.
 
2012-10-02 09:19:19 PM  

2words1finger: Screw all you haters, I loves me some Red Lobster... and if any of you jackholes can find some other readily available place where I can get a steaming platter of crab legs without being gouged on the price, I'd love to know about it (and no, Joe's Crab Shack does not count, their prices are worse than RL and their atmosphere is farking annoying)


The grocery store you j/o. It is pretty farking easy to steam crab legs and melt butter, shiat you could do both in the microwave which is probably how they do it at RL.
 
2012-10-02 09:20:12 PM  
Count me in as a Red Lobster hater. I'll admit, I haven't been in over 10 years, but that's because the last few times I was dragged there with friends were marred with some of the most disgusting seafood I'd ever eaten in my life at prices that would buy fairly high quality meals at other restaurants and with some of the worst service I've ever experienced at any establishment.

Eventually, when you take a dump on your customers, they stop being your customers.
 
2012-10-02 09:20:15 PM  

brap: My brother, the lovable freak, insists on celebrating his birthday at Red Lobster every year.
 
The last time I joined him I had a girl-drink fruityblended headache that lasted for weeks.  It was like drinking gallons of ice cream seperated into seperate glasses, with a splash of rum interspersed amongst them.
 
That is my Red Lobster story, I hope you enjoyed it.


www.seriouseats.com
 
2012-10-02 09:20:40 PM  

Gawdzila: but I could shovel edam, or manchego, or havarti down my gullet until I inflated like a blimp and cheese leaked out of my ears.


This this thisity this.
 
2012-10-02 09:21:16 PM  

Farnn: halB: I only eat sea food if I'm within 20 miles of an active port. And if I'm there, I sure as hell ain't eating at Red Lobster. When you've spent your whole life by the ocean, frozen just won't cut it.

Actually a lot of fish is frozen on the boat, as they don't come back to port every day to sell their catch. So much of what you see laying out on ice at fish markets has actually been defrosted already.


It is also required for some fish to kill the wormlike parasites which inhabit the flesh.

Maguro, for example, is always frozen at least once.
 
2012-10-02 09:21:17 PM  
Red lobster fish sandwich and french fries...$7.99
Burger King fish sandwich and french fries...$5.49
 
2012-10-02 09:21:50 PM  

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

I can't handle even the slightest whiff of fishy-tasting. Tuna in a can I can usually do. And I once had some monkfish that was quite delicious. But for the most part, blechhhhhh. I hate even just being inside seafood restaurants because of the smell.

You are my evil twin. I can handle canned tuna, but anything else is just nasty. And yes, I have tried different types of seafood. Even tried cooking salmon at home..... never again.


Triplets. I'm exactly like this too. Yes on canned Tuna, no on even the SMELL of pretty much every other seafood product cooking. And it's not something learned from mommy or daddy. They LOVE seafood. I can't stand it.
 
2012-10-02 09:22:51 PM  

MrEricSir: halB: I only eat sea food if I'm within 20 miles of an active port. And if I'm there, I sure as hell ain't eating at Red Lobster. When you've spent your whole life by the ocean, frozen just won't cut it.

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.


You obviously know nothing about the restaurant business.
 
2012-10-02 09:22:54 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Farnn: halB: I only eat sea food if I'm within 20 miles of an active port. And if I'm there, I sure as hell ain't eating at Red Lobster. When you've spent your whole life by the ocean, frozen just won't cut it.

Actually a lot of fish is frozen on the boat, as they don't come back to port every day to sell their catch. So much of what you see laying out on ice at fish markets has actually been defrosted already.

It is also required for some fish to kill the wormlike parasites which inhabit the flesh.

Maguro, for example, is always frozen at least once.


Whoops. When I say 'wormlike', I really mean 'worm'.

Enjoy your sushi!
 
2012-10-02 09:23:29 PM  

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


Well, he's doing a damned poor job of it then. I've made it to 60 with a few stumbles along the way.
 
2012-10-02 09:24:25 PM  

Farnn: halB: I only eat sea food if I'm within 20 miles of an active port. And if I'm there, I sure as hell ain't eating at Red Lobster. When you've spent your whole life by the ocean, frozen just won't cut it.
Actually a lot of fish is frozen on the boat, as they don't come back to port every day to sell their catch. So much of what you see laying out on ice at fish markets has actually been defrosted already.


This is true. But it is also true that being close to the water is a whole other culture. It comes through in the cooking. The best scallops I've ever had was only bar food, but it was in a port city. They know how to cook seafood.
 
2012-10-02 09:25:05 PM  

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

easy

RexTalionis: 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 like cheese. I'm also lactose intolerant.

How can you not like cheese?!


www.midwestrocklobster.com
 
2012-10-02 09:25:05 PM  
I've got 5 quality sushi places within walking distance from me, and I live 1000km from the nearest ocean. Is it fresh-from-the-dock amazing? Of course not.

But Red Lobster? I'll pass.

/thank god for Japanese immigration
 
2012-10-02 09:25:30 PM  

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

Well, he's doing a damned poor job of it then. I've made it to 60 with a few stumbles along the way.


I wonder what it means when a food allergy fades then.
 
2012-10-02 09:25:55 PM  
Yah, if I'm with a group of people and they insist on going to Red Lobster they can go without me.
 
2012-10-02 09:27:04 PM  

lousyskater: I veto seafood because I begin to puke all over the place within seconds of ingesting it, regardless of how good it is. Sucks too, I actually like the taste. Guess it's a mild allergy, but to all seafood though?


Sounds a bit more like an intolerance than a true seafood allergy.
 
2012-10-02 09:27:16 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Benadryl

lulz

That wouldn't work for me since I'm allergic to Benadryl.

This is the allergen menu (PDF) that they give you upon request.


None have peanuts, and all but one has soy. WTF?
 
2012-10-02 09:27:52 PM  
Red Lobster failed here. Maybe because it's a restaurant serving formerly frozen fish within a five minute drive to one of the Northeast's biggest seaports, maybe it's because just about every restaurant in that location (and its neighbor in the little plaza) has failed.

Either way, just once, if you get a chance (and I'd understand if you didn't), go to the one just outside the gates of Downtown Disney (like where the old, old hotels are) in Orlando. It's their show restaurant, and apparently all the fish is fresh there and tastes about a billion times better than any other Red Lobster. Again, person who can go to restaurants that abut the docks on a regular basis saying this.
 
2012-10-02 09:27:58 PM  

farkingismybusiness: vactech: I've noticed people who have such sweeping distastes for foods get them from their mommy and daddy, who got them from their mommy and daddy, etc.. Buck up son and try something new. That little scrunchy face you make when you see some "ethnic food" or medium rare steak is really annoying.

Are you saying Red Lobster is great for people to escape their comfort zone? Or did I get trolled by medium rare steak.


Not at all Red Lobster is awful. .
 
2012-10-02 09:28:43 PM  

geekybroad: Didn't mind it when I was a teenager. Went in my mid-20's - any sauce that had butter in it was separated (i.e. fettucine alfredo had saucy bits with a pool of butter sitting on top). Went again a couple years later. Same problem.

In my mid-30's now. Sister-in-law went for her anniversary a few months ago - same problem.

If you're going to hire "cooks" or "chefs" or whatever, they should have enough sense to look at that and know it's ok to not send it out.

//live in the centre of the continent, but I love seafood :(
//decent seafood is more accessible now through other means, though :)


They hire neither cooks nor chefs.
 
2012-10-02 09:30:47 PM  

GAT_00: Bathia_Mapes: WhippingBoy: Allergies are God's way of attempting to correct some of his mistakes...

Well, he's doing a damned poor job of it then. I've made it to 60 with a few stumbles along the way.

I wonder what it means when a food allergy fades then.


You can outgrow allergies. My son was allergic to watermelon when he was a little kid. Now he can eat it with no problems. However, that doesn't apply to all allergies. You more inclined to outgrow a mild allergy to something than one that causes anaphylaxis.
 
2012-10-02 09:30:57 PM  

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.


Or, you know, you could truck in fresh fish from Los Angeles, 4 hours away. Which they do. Every day. Just like everything else that ends up there.

/sorry that you had to eat such crappy food in Vegas, there's great stuff there
//it's just not on the strip
 
2012-10-02 09:31:41 PM  
Red Lobster has the highest good-looking-food-in-ads to crappy-food-irl ratio of any restaurant. Their food is greasy bland salty shiat but their tv ads look oh so yummy and always have.
 
2012-10-02 09:31:49 PM  
Mmmmmm, ridiculously overcooked sub-retail water bugs. Just what I wanted.

Ya know, cooking up some seafaring insects isn't all that hard to get right. It's bad enough that what they serve is the stuff even grocery stores didn't want, but to then cook it all to "well-well-done" is just adding insult to digestive injury. How in the hell do you overcook prepackaged instant-heat shrimp?! That's like failing at minute rice or instant potatoes!

Next time I'm forced to eat there, I'm sticking to biscuits and nothing else. At least those heat-and-serve hockey pucks are edible.
 
2012-10-02 09:33:42 PM  
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Pray to the LOBSTERITA!!!!!!
 
2012-10-02 09:34:00 PM  
Is there any bacon in that food you're talking about?
 
2012-10-02 09:34:37 PM  
I will never forget an invitation to a technical symposium where it was stated on the invitation "the promotional firm that chose this location has been fired. The only restaurant in the area is a Red Lobster. We promise next year a better location".
 
2012-10-02 09:35:39 PM  

Kuroshin: Mmmmmm, ridiculously overcooked sub-retail water bugs. Just what I wanted.

Ya know, cooking up some seafaring insects isn't all that hard to get right. It's bad enough that what they serve is the stuff even grocery stores didn't want, but to then cook it all to "well-well-done" is just adding insult to digestive injury. How in the hell do you overcook prepackaged instant-heat shrimp?! That's like failing at minute rice or instant potatoes!

Next time I'm forced to eat there, I'm sticking to biscuits and nothing else. At least those heat-and-serve hockey pucks are edible.


Yeah, that. It makes me miss my deckhand days, when I could roam the docks with a half-bottle of Don Petron to trade for a full case of crab for the crew, non-seafood options obtained and prepared fresh by me or the crew cook. Gotta say, I do love those cheesy biscuits.
 
2012-10-02 09:35:53 PM  
I love Red Lobster threads.
 
2012-10-02 09:36:17 PM  
I'm surprised no one has brought up that Red Lobster serves langostino, a lobster-like sea insect.
 
2012-10-02 09:36:31 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Red Lobster has the highest good-looking-food-in-ads to crappy-food-irl ratio of any restaurant. Their food is greasy bland salty shiat but their tv ads look oh so yummy and always have.


This. That extra 50% they charge over Burger King goes into Food Photographers' Pockets.
 
2012-10-02 09:38:31 PM  
I'll never say anything that bad about Red Lobster. Not because it is good seafood or anything, but because I go once a year. My mom has been working in/running non-profits since I was a wee lad, mostly because my father moved us around a lot. My family wound up being free labor for her charities/shelters/libraries all the time. Every Christmas season, no matter where we were, we would wind up helping out with gift wrapping at some mall, and always on Christmas Eve, since getting volunteers on the 24th of December is a huge pain in the ass. So, we'd wind up wrapping gifts for last minute shoppers until the mall closed, and then we had to clean up the area. It usually lasted until 6:30-7:00pm, and by then, especially in the 80's or 90's Red Lobster was pretty much the best thing open. Now, after over 20 years, it's become tradition. It's expanded to include my wife, my brothers-in-law, and (as of this year) a new niece. This tradition has survived God knows how many moves, deployments by my father, myself, one of my sisters, and my wife. So, as crappy as Red Lobster's food is, I go every December 24th, and am glad to do it.

/CSB
//Cheddar Bay biscuits FTW
 
2012-10-02 09:38:38 PM  

buckler: Kuroshin: Mmmmmm, ridiculously overcooked sub-retail water bugs. Just what I wanted.

Ya know, cooking up some seafaring insects isn't all that hard to get right. It's bad enough that what they serve is the stuff even grocery stores didn't want, but to then cook it all to "well-well-done" is just adding insult to digestive injury. How in the hell do you overcook prepackaged instant-heat shrimp?! That's like failing at minute rice or instant potatoes!

Next time I'm forced to eat there, I'm sticking to biscuits and nothing else. At least those heat-and-serve hockey pucks are edible.

Yeah, that. It makes me miss my deckhand days, when I could roam the docks with a half-bottle of Don Petron to trade for a full case of crab for the crew, non-seafood options obtained and prepared fresh by me or the crew cook. Gotta say, I do love those cheesy biscuits.


Which smell the same way going out as they do going in.

/literal air biscuit
 
2012-10-02 09:39:30 PM  
Maine is the only US state without a Red Lobster franchise.

www.15q.net

www.6nobacon.com
 
2012-10-02 09:39:45 PM  
I'm "that guy". I don't like seafood. I'm the only one among my wife's family. But I'm also not an insufferable asshole. I go to Red Lobster, I get the maple glazed chicken. And I like it. I know not to be catered to, and I'm happy to go along with the group. All I need is one dish. They don't have to expand shiat.

And if they fark with my dish over this I'll be super pissed.
 
2012-10-02 09:40:11 PM  

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


THIS
 
2012-10-02 09:40:57 PM  
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You can pick 'em,
You can lick 'em,
You can chew 'em,
You can stick 'em,
If you promise not to sue us,
You can shove one up your nose.
 
2012-10-02 09:41:51 PM  

macadamnut: Maine is the only US state without a Red Lobster franchise.

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I've never seen one in Washington state, but apparently there are a few.
 
2012-10-02 09:42:44 PM  
So am I the only non-foodie person who actually happens to *like* Red Lobster?

The food is tasty.
 
2012-10-02 09:42:55 PM  

buckler: Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Benadryl

lulz

That wouldn't work for me since I'm allergic to Benadryl.

This is the allergen menu (PDF) that they give you upon request.

None have peanuts, and all but one has soy. WTF?


Which makes me suspicious of their allergen menu, since nearly all soy sauce has wheat as a component. It's not that there are many items that the glutards in my family can eat, but they do show a few, far more than the one that is soy free.
 
2012-10-02 09:43:09 PM  

dentalhilljack: I'm "that guy". I don't like seafood. I'm the only one among my wife's family. But I'm also not an insufferable asshole. I go to Red Lobster, I get the maple glazed chicken. And I like it. I know not to be catered to, and I'm happy to go along with the group. All I need is one dish. They don't have to expand shiat.

And if they fark with my dish over this I'll be super pissed.


This. There is a local sushi chain with plenty of traditional and non-traditional fare. There is indeed something for everyone (that isn't crap).
 
2012-10-02 09:43:23 PM  

Kuroshin: Next time I'm forced to eat there, I'm sticking to biscuits and nothing else. At least those heat-and-serve hockey pucks are edible.


Great plan, until the other four in your group decide that you should pay 1/5 of the $200 bill...

/not that I'm bitter or anything
//Now I just wait in the car or take a cab home
///and don't even get me started on people giving me shellfish and sending me to the hospital "as a joke"...
 
2012-10-02 09:44:15 PM  
Just finished 1 dozen raw oysters and a broiled grouper fillet NOT from that house of added salt and fat.

Getting a kick!
 
2012-10-02 09:44:17 PM  

Gough: buckler: Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Benadryl

lulz

That wouldn't work for me since I'm allergic to Benadryl.

This is the allergen menu (PDF) that they give you upon request.

None have peanuts, and all but one has soy. WTF?

Which makes me suspicious of their allergen menu, since nearly all soy sauce has wheat as a component. It's not that there are many items that the glutards in my family can eat, but they do show a few, far more than the one that is soy free.


Do you get the UD word of the day?
 
2012-10-02 09:44:30 PM  
You guys are entirely too easy to troll. Did anyone notice that my Weeners was about cheesy biscuits?
 
2012-10-02 09:46:48 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: You can outgrow allergies. My son was allergic to watermelon when he was a little kid. Now he can eat it with no problems. However, that doesn't apply to all allergies. You more inclined to outgrow a mild allergy to something than one that causes anaphylaxis.


But the reverse is also true. I ate shrimp and mussels until I was 27, and then almost got the surprise of my life: death at age 27.
 
2012-10-02 09:47:33 PM  
If you like RL you have no taste in seafood. It's the only restaurant I've ever walked out on after the appetizer because I was about to hurl. Mind you my family grew up on Cape Cod and were commercial fisherman so I was privy to the freshest fish, lobster, and clams year long. I still get fish and quahogs 7 months of the year. Lobster I could care less about versus shrimp. If your seafood has a slightly strong smell or taste it's old or frozen first. Never buy cooked shrimp it's nasty, buy larger uncooked shrimp and ask to smell them. Marinate and grill them with a nice strip steak on the side. Feel lucky to have access to free fish, lobster, and shellfish, but keep your hands away from my baked stuffed clams and codfish cakes.
 
2012-10-02 09:47:38 PM  

macadamnut: Bathia_Mapes: You can outgrow allergies. My son was allergic to watermelon when he was a little kid. Now he can eat it with no problems. However, that doesn't apply to all allergies. You more inclined to outgrow a mild allergy to something than one that causes anaphylaxis.

But the reverse is also true. I ate shrimp and mussels until I was 27, and then almost got the surprise of my life: death at age 27.


That must have been tough. Luckily you recovered from, you know, death.
 
2012-10-02 09:48:40 PM  

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.
 
2012-10-02 09:50:32 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: macadamnut: Bathia_Mapes: You can outgrow allergies. My son was allergic to watermelon when he was a little kid. Now he can eat it with no problems. However, that doesn't apply to all allergies. You more inclined to outgrow a mild allergy to something than one that causes anaphylaxis.

But the reverse is also true. I ate shrimp and mussels until I was 27, and then almost got the surprise of my life: death at age 27.

That must have been tough. Luckily you recovered from, you know, death.


media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-02 09:51:31 PM  
As "that guy who doesn't like seafood" among my friends and family, I've never had trouble finding plenty of choices at Red Lobster.

Doesn't mean I wouldn't rather go to Red Hot and Blue or something, but they really didn't need to change the menu.
 
2012-10-02 09:52:52 PM  

vactech: farkingismybusiness: vactech: I've noticed people who have such sweeping distastes for foods get them from their mommy and daddy, who got them from their mommy and daddy, etc.. Buck up son and try something new. That little scrunchy face you make when you see some "ethnic food" or medium rare steak is really annoying.

Are you saying Red Lobster is great for people to escape their comfort zone? Or did I get trolled by medium rare steak.

Not at all Red Lobster is awful. .


I'm a drunk idiot. Carry on!
 
2012-10-02 09:53:50 PM  

macadamnut: Maine is the only US state without a Red Lobster franchise.


Since you have a Fairpoint email, I'll assume you are in Maine, or close by.

Not much to discuss - you can get superior seafood pretty much anywhere. My parents moved to Bath when my dad retired, and I visit at least once a year. I always look forward to dinner on the pier at Five Island Lobster Co.

On the other hand, there are plenty of places where locals with no sense of taste can get mediocre seafood. I have a cousin in Georgetown who has never met a buffet table he didn't like - he can tell you where they are. They aren't chains though, and they aim to please and the waitstaff works hard, so I guess they get points over Red Lobster for that.
 
2012-10-02 09:54:37 PM  

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

 
2012-10-02 09:55:10 PM  
I like tuna and I like salmon. The ocean can keep the rest of it.
 
2012-10-02 09:55:42 PM  
I think I prefer the seafood hater who vetoes Red Lobster to the self righteous vegan who vetoes everyplace in town worth eating at
 
2012-10-02 09:56:08 PM  

Osomatic: Great, so now you can drag your friend who is, say, incredibly allergic to shellfish, and doesn't particularly like much fish either, to a restaurant that reeks of old fish. I'm sure your friend will appreciate it. I bet he'll like it as much as when he's dragged to sushi where if he's lucky he can get a bowl of rice with some dry chicken "teriyaki" and then when the bill comes for $500 of sushi all his friends say "let's just split it!"

/I'm not bitter
/Go to hell, fish eaters


God, I hate fish. Lobster, Crab, Shrimp fine. Fish: NO WAY IN HELL. It tastes horrible and smells even worse. No one has ever said "That steak is awesome, it doesn't taste to 'beefy'", but they say that "that fish was great, it didn't taste to 'fishy.'"

A-FARKING-MEN!
//Double 'Go To Hell Fish Eaters'!
 
2012-10-02 09:57:28 PM  

Linkster: MrEricSir: halB: I only eat sea food if I'm within 20 miles of an active port. And if I'm there, I sure as hell ain't eating at Red Lobster. When you've spent your whole life by the ocean, frozen just won't cut it.

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.

You obviously know nothing about the restaurant business.


You don't have to know anything about the restaurant business to know quality food.
 
2012-10-02 09:57:32 PM  
Haven't been in years, but there was a place on the pier in Seattle where they would scoop up a cardboard milkshake cup full of live clams (caught daily), steam them on the spotfor 3 minutes, and give them to you with a container of melted garlic butter, a fork, and a beer. I remember it as being Nirvana (not to be confused with the other Nirvana in Seattle)
 
2012-10-02 09:58:06 PM  

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.
 
2012-10-02 09:59:01 PM  
fark "that guy." Starve.
 
2012-10-02 09:59:06 PM  

Gough: buckler: Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Benadryl

lulz

That wouldn't work for me since I'm allergic to Benadryl.

This is the allergen menu (PDF) that they give you upon request.

None have peanuts, and all but one has soy. WTF?

Which makes me suspicious of their allergen menu, since nearly all soy sauce has wheat as a component. It's not that there are many items that the glutards in my family can eat, but they do show a few, far more than the one that is soy free.


I'm just wondering what they use so damned much soy for.
 
2012-10-02 10:00:33 PM  

MrEricSir: Linkster: MrEricSir: halB: I only eat sea food if I'm within 20 miles of an active port. And if I'm there, I sure as hell ain't eating at Red Lobster. When you've spent your whole life by the ocean, frozen just won't cut it.

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.

You obviously know nothing about the restaurant business.

You don't have to know anything about the restaurant business to know quality food.


True, but you obviously know nothing about modern transportation. They don't transport things by covered wagon anymore.
 
2012-10-02 10:01:10 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: I grew up on the Gulf and I live on the ocean. I could live on fish, shellfish in particular. This is why I don't go to Dead Lobster.


I've lived in New England my whole life. I couldn't give you directions to the nearest Red Lobster if my life depended on it...
 
2012-10-02 10:01:47 PM  
I don't eat at Red Lobster because I don't like Communist lobsters trying to steal our precious buttery fluids.
 
2012-10-02 10:02:36 PM  
I'd venture that most people who like Red Lobster - and those who say they don't like seafood at all - have never actually had well-made fresh seafood.
 
2012-10-02 10:03:20 PM  
The smell of raw chicken makes me gag. So I hate whenever i cook it. Fish doesn't smell bad to me at all. I could live off fresh fish for the rest of my life! And I am only allergic to pennicilin.
 
2012-10-02 10:04:13 PM  
Red Lobster was the restaurant we went to for a "nice dinner" when I was a kid. The place was always dark and crowded. Popcorn 'shrimp' was my favorite thing. Recently went there with my brothers family. The place was brightly lite with open windows (versus dark red paneled shutters) and had way too many 'healthy' options on the menu. Just not the same.

/i had a salad
 
2012-10-02 10:05:02 PM  

karmaceutical: Red Lobster is stupid expensive for the garbage they serve.


I don't know, last time I was in there it was pretty decently priced for what the actual meal was. Not really sure what is was though. Which could be the problem.

/cheesy biscuits are delish fo sho
 
2012-10-02 10:05:17 PM  

4seasons85!: The smell of raw chicken makes me gag. So I hate whenever i cook it. Fish doesn't smell bad to me at all. I could live off fresh fish for the rest of my life! And I am only allergic to pennicilin.


Neither raw chicken or fish should smell. Perhaps you should change grocery stores?
 
2012-10-02 10:05:43 PM  

halB: I only eat sea food if I'm within 20 miles of an active port. And if I'm there, I sure as hell ain't eating at Red Lobster. When you've spent your whole life by the ocean, frozen just won't cut it.


Just for shiats and giggles, I just went to Red Lobster's website and punched my zip code into their restaurant locator. Not surprisingly, there are no Red Lobsters in Rhode Island or Massachusetts...
 
2012-10-02 10:07:02 PM  
I've never been to Red Lobster. Am I missing anything?
 
2012-10-02 10:07:30 PM  

9Speed: MrEricSir: Linkster: MrEricSir: halB: I only eat sea food if I'm within 20 miles of an active port. And if I'm there, I sure as hell ain't eating at Red Lobster. When you've spent your whole life by the ocean, frozen just won't cut it.

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.

You obviously know nothing about the restaurant business.

You don't have to know anything about the restaurant business to know quality food.

True, but you obviously know nothing about modern transportation. They don't transport things by covered wagon anymore.


Transit takes time. Shorter distance = fresher food, which is why actual gourmet places source everything locally. Not only that, but food has to be grown specifically to be shipped -- that's why tasty tomatoes go bad in a day or two but those creepy tomatoes you buy at Safeway flown in from Mexico seem to last forever.

Anyone can pretend to be gourmet with white tablecloths and stuffy service, but at the end of the day the food is all that matters.
 
2012-10-02 10:08:28 PM  
Fark the veto d**che, they're coincidentely one of the first ones to go when the company makes cost-cutting measures anyway.
 
2012-10-02 10:08:48 PM  

gingerjet: 4seasons85!: The smell of raw chicken makes me gag. So I hate whenever i cook it. Fish doesn't smell bad to me at all. I could live off fresh fish for the rest of my life! And I am only allergic to pennicilin.

Neither raw chicken or fish should smell. Perhaps you should change grocery stores?


No kidding.
 
2012-10-02 10:09:07 PM  

gingerjet: Red Lobster was the restaurant we went to for a "nice dinner" when I was a kid. The place was always dark and crowded. Popcorn 'shrimp' was my favorite thing. Recently went there with my brothers family. The place was brightly lite with open windows (versus dark red paneled shutters) and had way too many 'healthy' options on the menu. Just not the same.

/i had a salad


Yep for us it was usually for either me or my sisters birthday. We didn't have much money and not many restaurants where we grew up. We did grow up fishing the lakes around us so eating fish wasn't anything new. But lobster (her) and crab legs (me) were pretty exotic for us. Add in a Shirley temple with the cherries on the crab claw stirrer and you had a couple of happy kids.
 
2012-10-02 10:10:21 PM  

TsukasaK: So am I the only non-foodie person who actually happens to *like* Red Lobster?

The food is tasty.


I think people have different definitions for "foodie".
Some people think of them as those annoying food-hipsters who insult people who have ever eaten at (or especially enjoyed) a chain restaurant, and won't order a french fry unless it is made of Peruvian purple potatoes and seasoned with black salt and truffles and aged craft cheese and fried in duck fat.

I think of it just as someone who just loves and appreciates good food, but that doesn't mean you have to hate anything that isn't the very best example of whatever you're eating. I think of myself as a foodie, but I don't object to eating at these sorts of places. For the price I can almost always think of places I'd rather go, but sometimes those places are too far, or not open. I'm not going to turn my nose up at it just to uphold my foodie cred, it isn't bad.
 
2012-10-02 10:10:23 PM  
Do they serve Dungeness Crab yet? I miss that about California.

/Blue crabs suck
 
2012-10-02 10:11:05 PM  
Sorry about the spelling, gotta lay off the Four Lokos.
 
2012-10-02 10:11:50 PM  
Avoiding the 'Veto Vote" is a red herring. Seafood is expensive, and only getting more expensive. Pork and chicken have had the least fluctuation in costs over the past several years. Are they adding to the menu or replacing items with lower cost items. Even if there capture ratio grew 1% a year, I don't think that would be enough to keep up with seafood inflation. I saw the parmesan crusted chicken and immediately thought that is a pre-breaded POS that now one company can cross utilize in more than one of its chains. As food costs continue to go up, I would expect to see more homogenization in companies with multiple niche chains.
 
2012-10-02 10:11:55 PM  

gingerjet: 4seasons85!: The smell of raw chicken makes me gag. So I hate whenever i cook it. Fish doesn't smell bad to me at all. I could live off fresh fish for the rest of my life! And I am only allergic to pennicilin.

Neither raw chicken or fish should smell. Perhaps you should change grocery stores?



they do have a smell. some people have sensitive noses.
 
2012-10-02 10:12:43 PM  

CorpusDelicti: Fark the veto d**che, they're coincidentely one of the first ones to go when the company makes cost-cutting measures anyway.


Just because you have crappy taste in food doesn't mean you should take it out on others.
 
2012-10-02 10:13:39 PM  

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...
 
2012-10-02 10:13:53 PM  

MrEricSir: Anyone can pretend to be gourmet with white tablecloths and stuffy service, but at the end of the day the food is all that matters.


Anyone can pretend to be gourmet with locally-sourced produce and hipster waitstaff, but at the end of the day the food is all that matters.
 
2012-10-02 10:13:56 PM  
No, they are not "rebooting" their farking menu. It's not a farking computer.

They're revising their menu.
 
2012-10-02 10:14:59 PM  
Yeah, I'm another one of 'those people' who doesn't like seafood. Except for breaded and deep friend shrimp though. I guess the oil and breading combine to kill the fishy taste.

Nobody I know would be caught dead in a Red Lobster though, so its kind of a moot point.
 
2012-10-02 10:15:05 PM  

muck4doo: Do they serve Dungeness Crab yet? I miss that about California.

/Blue crabs suck


Really? I prefer blue crab to dungeness and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Of course I've never had blue crab that wasn't pulled from the Chesapeake bay though. If they come from warmer waters the flavor is likely different.
 
2012-10-02 10:15:43 PM  
fark- can't believe I made the there/their flub
 
2012-10-02 10:15:46 PM  

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


Cod works in mysterious ways...
 
2012-10-02 10:16:19 PM  
KellyKellyKelly
Yes, wearing a seatbelt on the toilet the next day,and pissing out your a$$hole.
 
2012-10-02 10:16:53 PM  

grinnel: Seafood is expensive, and only getting more expensive.


As well it should. Non-aquaculture fisheries are crashing world-wide, with a couple of notable, heavily-managed exceptions.
 
2012-10-02 10:16:56 PM  
You get what you pay for. Red Lobster isn't bad for the prices they charge. If you think you are missing out on something, take a trip to Maine or San Francisco and spend a ton of money on something slightly better. You will feel superior for doing so.
 
2012-10-02 10:17:05 PM  

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


Because like all food when it is crappy it is crappy however what is served in most restaurants in particular chains is crappy food, where most people try new foods is in restaurants. Therefore most of the new foods people try is crappy.



Mass packaged cheese is awful. However in context as a cheese lover I happen to like packaged cheese if no other cheese is available. As soon as you set good cheese in front of me though that mass packaged cheese might as well be thrown in the garbage.

The same can be said of burgers from McDonald's. If I am introducing someone to the idea of a burger I am not going to take them to a McDonald's.
Just like I would not take someone that has never had Mexican, to Taco Bell. Granted Taco Bell is pretty much not Mexican at all.

So the same with seafood I "Do not like seafood" what I really mean by this though is if you give me fresh fish and fry it up (I am from the midwest) I like it. If we are along the coast and there is crab/lobster/shrimp/mussels/other fish/whatever available I like it.


It is the simple concept around the origin of the "Buy local" movement, it is not that it is more environmentally friendly (in many cases local is just as detrimental as shipping halfway across the country), it is that food simply tastes better (well most foods taste better). There is no hokus pokus involved in that. It is just in the case of say corn, as soon as it is picked the sugars begin to change into starch for long term storage. What makes sweet corn soooo good well duh the "sweet" part. The same thing goes with many fruits and vegetables. Then you have things like sweet potatoes that after you pick it the starches switch over to sugar.


So ultimately a lot of people who dislike XXXX food dislike it because what they have access too is simply bad. It works with pretty much every food and part of the problem is that stuff loses quality as it moves further from its place of origin, in large part due to the simple nature of food. Add in that cost also often increases further from the place of origin, so you end up paying more for something that sucks.
 
2012-10-02 10:17:22 PM  
I've had plenty of fresh and well made seafood. I still like Red Lobster's fresh seafood menu. It's like 11 or 12 bucks for a decent fresh salmon lunch.

The only complaint I have is their food is often too salty, so I just tell them not to add any.
 
2012-10-02 10:18:29 PM  

laid back w/bud light: If you like RL you have no taste in seafood. It's the only restaurant I've ever walked out on after the appetizer because I was about to hurl. Mind you my family grew up on Cape Cod and were commercial fisherman so I was privy to the freshest fish, lobster, and clams year long. I still get fish and quahogs 7 months of the year. Lobster I could care less about versus shrimp. If your seafood has a slightly strong smell or taste it's old or frozen first. Never buy cooked shrimp it's nasty, buy larger uncooked shrimp and ask to smell them. Marinate and grill them with a nice strip steak on the side. Feel lucky to have access to free fish, lobster, and shellfish, but keep your hands away from my baked stuffed clams and codfish cakes.


I run a motel on Cape Cod. There are dozens of seafood restaurant within 5 miles. A great one within staggering distance. Every year someone asks "Where is the Red Lobster?". I say: "We call it Olive Garden."

/"dinner" was 3 Wellfleet and 3 Dennis oysters with a beer.
 
2012-10-02 10:18:48 PM  
Their seafood needs to be washed in Summer's Eve first.
 
2012-10-02 10:18:49 PM  
Aw, but I so enjoyed paying 22 bucks for a badly prepared steak. What will I do with options?
 
2012-10-02 10:18:51 PM  

Zulu_as_Kono: MrEricSir: Anyone can pretend to be gourmet with white tablecloths and stuffy service, but at the end of the day the food is all that matters.

Anyone can pretend to be gourmet with locally-sourced produce and hipster waitstaff, but at the end of the day the food is all that matters.


That's true too, but either way you're farked if you don't start with good food.
 
2012-10-02 10:19:00 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: Do they serve Dungeness Crab yet? I miss that about California.

/Blue crabs suck

Really? I prefer blue crab to dungeness and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Of course I've never had blue crab that wasn't pulled from the Chesapeake bay though. If they come from warmer waters the flavor is likely different.


Blue crabs remind me of the rock crabs we used to throw back in the water when crabbing off of Northern California. They have stringy meat.
 
2012-10-02 10:20:35 PM  
gingerjet: 4seasons85!: The smell of raw chicken makes me gag. So I hate whenever i cook it. Fish doesn't smell bad to me at all. I could live off fresh fish for the rest of my life! And I am only allergic to pennicilin.

Neither raw chicken or fish should smell. Perhaps you should change grocery stores?



Perhaps you should change, YOUR MOM!
 
- Not so fresh comedy, coming your way.
 
2012-10-02 10:22:16 PM  

Osomatic: Great, so now you can drag your friend who is, say, incredibly allergic to shellfish, and doesn't particularly like much fish either, to a restaurant that reeks of old fish. I'm sure your friend will appreciate it. I bet he'll like it as much as when he's dragged to sushi where if he's lucky he can get a bowl of rice with some dry chicken "teriyaki" and then when the bill comes for $500 of sushi all his friends say "let's just split it!"

/I'm not bitter
/Go to hell, fish eaters


This "sushi" experience happened to me too! I had some dried up old beef (at least I think it was beef) on some plain rice. And a coke. The farking bill for 6 of us was $500 and these asshats wanted to split it 6 ways. I don't often object, but that wasn't going to happen.
 
2012-10-02 10:22:44 PM  
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Hot as a boiled baby lobster
 
2012-10-02 10:22:44 PM  
Oh boy, when I was a child and was allergic to seafood (I outgrew it, and it wasn't a lethal reaction), my parents took me to Red Lobster for my birthday.

Thanks, jerks.

/had a chicken sandwich - the only non-seafood thing on the menu at the time
//still doesn't particularly care for seafood, but loves fish and chips
 
2012-10-02 10:22:45 PM  

halB: I only eat sea food if I'm within 20 miles of an active port. And if I'm there, I sure as hell ain't eating at Red Lobster. When you've spent your whole life by the ocean, frozen just won't cut it.


Agreed although shellfish can be kept alive, negating the need to freeze.
 
2012-10-02 10:22:45 PM  

GAT_00: You go to Red Lobster only once per year, and that's for Endless Shrimp. Glorious gluttony.


When they see me coming through the door for endless shrimp, they cry a little. They know profits will be down that quarter.
 
2012-10-02 10:22:53 PM  

Happy Hours: No, they are not "rebooting" their farking menu. It's not a farking computer.

They're revising their menu.


It's ok, really. The language changes, difficult as some things may be to take for some of us. Me, "webinar" makes me break out in hives. But there's really not much I can do about it. For you, I'm afraid that "rebooting" has made the leap from its original specific meaning, and there's no turning it back.
 
2012-10-02 10:23:01 PM  

macadamnut: Maine is the only US state without a Red Lobster franchise.

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None in NH, VT, RI. and AK

Just saying
 
2012-10-02 10:23:32 PM  
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2012-10-02 10:23:35 PM  

gravebayne2: gingerjet: 4seasons85!: The smell of raw chicken makes me gag. So I hate whenever i cook it. Fish doesn't smell bad to me at all. I could live off fresh fish for the rest of my life! And I am only allergic to pennicilin.

Neither raw chicken or fish should smell. Perhaps you should change grocery stores?


they do have a smell. some people have sensitive noses.


Most fresh fish should have a fruity or vegetable-y smell. Fresh salmon meat smells like watermelon, for example, and fresh flounder sometimes smells like cucumber.
 
2012-10-02 10:24:00 PM  

MrEricSir: That's true too, but either way you're farked if you don't start with good food.


And good food can come from more than 50 miles away.
 
2012-10-02 10:24:37 PM  

macadamnut: Maine is the only US state without a Red Lobster franchise.

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But they do have the McLobster, right? Discuss.
 
2012-10-02 10:25:06 PM  

Semi-Sane: I still like Red Lobster's fresh seafood menu. It's like 11 or 12 bucks for a decent fresh salmon lunch.


That's not fresh.
 
2012-10-02 10:25:59 PM  

Zulu_as_Kono: MrEricSir: That's true too, but either way you're farked if you don't start with good food.

And good food can come from more than 50 miles away.


Some people haven't heard of airplanes yet. They think the mule team is bringing them their food.
 
2012-10-02 10:26:41 PM  
Going to just go ahead and recommend Rick's Seafood in Wildwood, NJ or the Lobster House in Cape May for all your Mid-Atlantic seafood needs.
 
2012-10-02 10:26:59 PM  

gingerjet: 4seasons85!: The smell of raw chicken makes me gag. So I hate whenever i cook it. Fish doesn't smell bad to me at all. I could live off fresh fish for the rest of my life! And I am only allergic to pennicilin.

Neither raw chicken or fish should smell. Perhaps you should change grocery stores?


It smells after I defrost it. I'm assuming that's why it smells because it gets heated a bit while defrosting. I hope. :/

I've never smelled raw fish though.
 
2012-10-02 10:28:23 PM  

4seasons85!: Neither raw chicken or fish should smell. Perhaps you should change grocery stores?

It smells after I defrost it. I'm assuming that's why it smells because it gets heated a bit while defrosting. I hope. :/


o_0
 
2012-10-02 10:29:47 PM  

KellyKellyKelly: I've never been to Red Lobster. Am I missing anything?


I love the Lobsterita rocks. Get yourself an extra shot of tequila on the side to "heat it up" to perfection.

/ It's not a gay drink!
 
2012-10-02 10:30:22 PM  

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


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2012-10-02 10:32:33 PM  

GAT_00: You go to Red Lobster only once per year, and that's for Endless Shrimp. Glorious gluttony.


Similar story here but with the all-you-can-eat Crab legs...
 
2012-10-02 10:32:45 PM  

muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: Do they serve Dungeness Crab yet? I miss that about California.

/Blue crabs suck

Really? I prefer blue crab to dungeness and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Of course I've never had blue crab that wasn't pulled from the Chesapeake bay though. If they come from warmer waters the flavor is likely different.

Blue crabs remind me of the rock crabs we used to throw back in the water when crabbing off of Northern California. They have stringy meat.


I've had that happen when the season was just starting or ending before. I usually only take rock crab for their claws myself. But you are right, I've never had that happen with dungeness. Blue crabs have a more buttery taste to me though if that makes any sense, where do you get yours from?
 
2012-10-02 10:32:47 PM  
Yeah, I live in Seattle, so I'll go to Eliott's or Seastar if I want good seafood.

Farking Red Lobster. If you like the biscuits, make them at home. Not like they're difficult to make.
 
2012-10-02 10:33:59 PM  

macadamnut: Bathia_Mapes: You can outgrow allergies. My son was allergic to watermelon when he was a little kid. Now he can eat it with no problems. However, that doesn't apply to all allergies. You more inclined to outgrow a mild allergy to something than one that causes anaphylaxis.

But the reverse is also true. I ate shrimp and mussels until I was 27, and then almost got the surprise of my life: death at age 27.


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.

Suddenly no more PB&J sandwiches. No more Crab Louis for dinner after returning home from a trip to the coast. :-(
 
2012-10-02 10:34:01 PM  

4seasons85!: gingerjet: 4seasons85!: The smell of raw chicken makes me gag. So I hate whenever i cook it. Fish doesn't smell bad to me at all. I could live off fresh fish for the rest of my life! And I am only allergic to pennicilin.

Neither raw chicken or fish should smell. Perhaps you should change grocery stores?

It smells after I defrost it. I'm assuming that's why it smells because it gets heated a bit while defrosting. I hope. :/

I've never smelled raw fish though.


Best smell in the world in my opinion, when it is fresh. I'm more into seafood, but a fresh trout out of a fast flowing creek smells wonderful. Chain Pickerels also have lovely smelling fresh meat, but they are a pain in the ass to fillet right, and slimy as hell. Beware their teeth too. The flat fish family of seafood always smells pleasant when fresh. Sharks, rays, and sturgeons will stink if they are not cleaned right. If any of those three stink, avoid it. They have to be bled first before cleaning.
 
2012-10-02 10:34:24 PM  
I like seafood therefor veto Red Lobster.

/can't be said enough
 
2012-10-02 10:34:45 PM  

MrEricSir: 9Speed: MrEricSir: Linkster: MrEricSir: halB: I only eat sea food if I'm within 20 miles of an active port. And if I'm there, I sure as hell ain't eating at Red Lobster. When you've spent your whole life by the ocean, frozen just won't cut it.

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.

You obviously know nothing about the restaurant business.

You don't have to know anything about the restaurant business to know quality food.

True, but you obviously know nothing about modern transportation. They don't transport things by covered wagon anymore.

Transit takes time. Shorter distance = fresher food, which is why actual gourmet places source everything locally. Not only that, but food has to be grown specifically to be shipped -- that's why tasty tomatoes go bad in a day or two but those creepy tomatoes you buy at Safeway flown in from Mexico seem to last forever.

Anyone can pretend to be gourmet with white tablecloths and stuffy service, but at the end of the day the food is all that matters.


Produce that is shipped from Mexico or S America is picked far before it is ripe and then sprayed with enzymes to regulate off-the-plant ripening. Transportation of produce is a multi-step infrastructure heavy process. It takes time to pick the fruit, move it to processing/packing facilities, ship it to TX or CA, then transport it around the country. In addition, most produce goes bad if frozen unless it is processed specifically for the freezer sections of the grocery store. That's why it is far less tasty than locally-grown produce. Of course, that's also the reason why all kinds of fruits and veggies are available year round instead of just their respective seasons.

However, fishing is a different industry. Many species of commercially caught fish are frozen and stored on board while the fishing boat is out at sea, sometimes for weeks at a time. The extra few hours it takes to transport the frozen seafood to the Las Vegas via a reefer truck or by air has little impact on its quality. The bottlenecks in seafood transportation are the same whether the restaurant is on the coast or in the heartland (i.e. waiting for the boat to unload, etc)

Transportation does COST more, so on the coast you can get really fantastic seafood for 1/2 the price you can in the middle of the country. So in St Louis, a restaurant selling cheap seafood is going to be terrible compared to a similarly priced restaurant in Rhode Island.
 
2012-10-02 10:35:34 PM  
Red Lobster and Olive Garden fall into the same category as Chilis, Applebees, Subway, and several other places for me. I don't hate them, but I don't seek them out, either. They're tolerable for lunch at work when you can get a cheapo meal, or when I'm visiting the parents in small-town Texas and the options are 1-20 Mass chains and we feel like going to the Italian veneer one instead of the other veneer ones. It's not like we're fooled by the amazing quality of the meal. Olive Garden soup salad and breadsticks for like 7 bucks is great. Red Lobster, I've never found much on there I like, but my choice would be 'fish' and 'fish' at RL is 20$ a farking plate and I'm not paying that for what I could go to Sams and buy a bag of for less.

Anyone recommend a good seafood join in Dallas that's reasonably priced? I don't care if it's a dive or what, just good food. It's way far from a port so not sure, but it's Dallas.
 
2012-10-02 10:37:05 PM  

Thresher: This "sushi" experience happened to me too! I had some dried up old beef (at least I think it was beef) on some plain rice. And a coke. The farking bill for 6 of us was $500 and these asshats wanted to split it 6 ways. I don't often object, but that wasn't going to happen.


farking a, where the hell do you live? i live in a place where eggs benedict will run you near twenty bucks, but you can get sushi for two with miso soups and an app and a beer apiece for about fifty...
 
2012-10-02 10:38:10 PM  
I have been to Red Lobster once and I think that is enough for a lifetime. Went there once with my mother who looked at me oddly when I giggled as she ate fish tacos.

The food wasn't bad but not worth the cost.

As for 'that guy'...what kind of friends does he have who hears him say that he doesn't like seafood and they still drag him to Red Lobster? Though I was in that situation once, it was a vegetarian restaurant and I was asking the waiter if he could run to McDonalds for me.
 
2012-10-02 10:38:46 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Benadryl

lulz

That wouldn't work for me since I'm allergic to Benadryl.

This is the allergen menu (PDF) that they give you upon request.


That doesn't even include my wife's big allergy.

Corn.

That stuff is in almost everything processed. Between corn syrup/HFCS, corn starch and corn meal you'd be amazed at how much corn is in anything you'll get in a restaurant, especially a chain place.

Being allergic to corn basically means you have to cook all your food from scratch at home, or go to pretty upscale places that don't make their food out of pouches and frozen boxes in the kitchen.
 
2012-10-02 10:38:55 PM  
So I guess instead of "Red Lobster", they'll rename themselves "Just Another Restaurant"
 
2012-10-02 10:39:03 PM  
Red Lobster, it's not great, but it's food. I prefer Joe's Crab Shack over Red Lobster.

I miss being near the ocean (Ventura County) and getting fresh rock crab (similar to Dungeness, but less expensive and MUCH thicker shells). I bought a big pot and boiled many a crab for me and my girlfriend (now wife).

Austin may be a great place, but it's too far from the ocean to get fresh shellfish.
 
2012-10-02 10:39:10 PM  
Why would anyone go to a FISH diner...that is allergic to fish?
 
2012-10-02 10:39:23 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: When we went to the Hilltop Steakhouse, I'd order chicken.


That place went down faster than a feigning crack whore
 
2012-10-02 10:41:06 PM  

RexTalionis: 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 like cheese. I'm also lactose intolerant.


I'm veto'ing you from this thread.

/farking cheese hater
 
2012-10-02 10:41:45 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: Do they serve Dungeness Crab yet? I miss that about California.

/Blue crabs suck

Really? I prefer blue crab to dungeness and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Of course I've never had blue crab that wasn't pulled from the Chesapeake bay though. If they come from warmer waters the flavor is likely different.

Blue crabs remind me of the rock crabs we used to throw back in the water when crabbing off of Northern California. They have stringy meat.

I've had that happen when the season was just starting or ending before. I usually only take rock crab for their claws myself. But you are right, I've never had that happen with dungeness. Blue crabs have a more buttery taste to me though if that makes any sense, where do you get yours from?


Haven't been crabbing in TX, Arlington VA, or Upstate NY, which are the three places I lived when getting blue crab. Just have bought it at restaurants and grocery stores. For dungeness I would go on crabbing trips on boats out of San Francisco, or go to Pacifica Pier with a couple of crab traps. Santa Cruz I think I only ever got one dungeness there. Pacifica Pier was hit or miss. When it's on, it's extremely good. When it's not, tons of rock crabs. Dungeness is the plain best out of all I've had. Better than blue, snow, or king. I haven't tried stone crabs, or whatever they are called. The ones you can legally remove one claw, then let them go. Asshats in CA would often remove claws from dungeness and throw them back in the water. That's illegal.
 
2012-10-02 10:42:00 PM  

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


I love cheese, but I'm allergic to seafood. Basically I'll be vomiting for the next 48 hours if I have seafood that's not fried (For some reason I can eat small amounts of fried seafood).

/my bicycle commute in NYC used to take me right past Fulton Market.
 
2012-10-02 10:44:38 PM  
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2012-10-02 10:47:08 PM  

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

I miss being near the ocean (Ventura County) and getting fresh rock crab (similar to Dungeness, but less expensive and MUCH thicker shells). I bought a big pot and boiled many a crab for me and my girlfriend (now wife).

Austin may be a great place, but it's too far from the ocean to get fresh shellfish.


I think Joe's is an Austin thing. I live there too. The difference between dungeness and rock crab is not just thicker shells. Dungeness meat is much tastier, has better texture, and has much more meat for the size of the crab compared to rock crabs. They don't like the warm waters of Ventura county.
 
2012-10-02 10:47:36 PM  

bottsicus: TheDumbBlonde: I grew up on the Gulf and I live on the ocean. I could live on fish, shellfish in particular. This is why I don't go to Dead Lobster.

I've lived in New England my whole life. I couldn't give you directions to the nearest Red Lobster if my life depended on it...


Well, not yet, right?
 
2012-10-02 10:47:40 PM  
Betep
I hear ya'. While it is hard for tourists to find a truly good seafood restaurant, the closer you get to the shore the fresher the seafood should be. Mind you it's going to be much more expensive, but the diner will have a revelation about freshly cooked seafood. hopefully. Grew up in P-town summers and would recommend the Lobster Claw for their award winning chowda' and rest of their menu.
/Lucky to have family that owns 2 straight bars downtown
 
2012-10-02 10:54:02 PM  

KellyKellyKelly: I've never been to Red Lobster. Am I missing anything?


No.

laid back w/bud light: KellyKellyKelly
Yes, wearing a seatbelt on the toilet the next day,and pissing out your a$$hole.


Well, maybe this.

Betep: I run a motel on Cape Cod. There are dozens of seafood restaurant within 5 miles. A great one within staggering distance. Every year someone asks "Where is the Red Lobster?". I say: "We call it Olive Garden."

/"dinner" was 3 Wellfleet and 3 Dennis oysters with a beer.


So.. you got a hookup on a motel stay?

On another note.. Red Lobster just put the last nail it their coffin. It's had a reputation as a mediocre seafood joint for nearly two decades now (I haven't been to one since the mid-90's) and figures that maybe people want more options, so they'll turn it into EVERY OTHER THEMED RESTAURANT IN THE COUNTRY!

Don't be surprised when Red Lobster/Olive Garden are in Bankruptcy court within 3-5 years. Someone write that down... it's prophecy.

I remember the cheesy bread being okay, but the rest was just garbage. I can walk a block to get oysters fresh from the water, or drive 3 miles and get shrimp/fish as they come off the boat.

Lobster is overrated. It's good, but it's not worth what anyone charges for it (other than that place in Methuen or Lawrence, MA that had 2 Maine Lobster specials for $9.99). I'd rather just buy a pound of Texas Jumbo Gulf Shrimp for $8 and spend the 5 minutes it takes to cook the sumbishes.

And for all you chicken and pasta eaters... FARK YOU TOO!! If you're at a restaurant and buying chicken or pasta dishes.. you're either dumb as a box of rocks, or retarded. Might as well just hand them $10, then go get a McChickenPart Sammich from Dirty Ronnie's for $1. At least Dirty Ronnie's ain't scammin' ya!
 
2012-10-02 10:54:58 PM  

muck4doo: 4seasons85!: gingerjet: 4seasons85!: The smell of raw chicken makes me gag. So I hate whenever i cook it. Fish doesn't smell bad to me at all. I could live off fresh fish for the rest of my life! And I am only allergic to pennicilin.

Neither raw chicken or fish should smell. Perhaps you should change grocery stores?

It smells after I defrost it. I'm assuming that's why it smells because it gets heated a bit while defrosting. I hope. :/

I've never smelled raw fish though.

Best smell in the world in my opinion, when it is fresh. I'm more into seafood, but a fresh trout out of a fast flowing creek smells wonderful. Chain Pickerels also have lovely smelling fresh meat, but they are a pain in the ass to fillet right, and slimy as hell. Beware their teeth too. The flat fish family of seafood always smells pleasant when fresh. Sharks, rays, and sturgeons will stink if they are not cleaned right. If any of those three stink, avoid it. They have to be bled first before cleaning.


Thanks I will keep that in mind! I love it but it's a huge treat for me. I don't live near any ocean or rivers so fresh fish is expensive and a luxury item. I'm too poor for it now. :( but I did have wild caught Alaskan salmon the other day from my dad! It was delicious!!!!
 
2012-10-02 10:55:10 PM  

Great Janitor: Though I was in that situation once, it was a vegetarian restaurant and I was asking the waiter if he could run to McDonalds for me.


Probably you should have stayed home with your mammy and just had a few cans of spam with some Pillsbury biscuits....
 
2012-10-02 10:56:00 PM  
I work for Bahama Breeze. Fark Darden.
 
2012-10-02 10:56:45 PM  

Sgygus: In my group, the veto comes from the person who says Red Lobster food is too salty.


Funny, the last time my wife and I went, we talked about how every single dish featured salt. From the biscuits to the Caesar salad to the entrees.

/Getting a kick out of these replies because I haven't been to a Red Lobster for a good 27 hours or so.
 
2012-10-02 10:58:10 PM  

gravebayne2: gingerjet: 4seasons85!: The smell of raw chicken makes me gag. So I hate whenever i cook it. Fish doesn't smell bad to me at all. I could live off fresh fish for the rest of my life! And I am only allergic to pennicilin.

Neither raw chicken or fish should smell. Perhaps you should change grocery stores?


they do have a smell. some people have sensitive noses.


I also wondered that. I wondered if maybe my nose can smell raw chicken. Some people can smell certain things while others can't. Same goes with the other senses especially taste.
 
2012-10-02 10:59:27 PM  

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.
 
2012-10-02 11:01:20 PM  

HiFiGuy: Funny, the last time my wife and I went, we talked about how every single dish featured salt. From the biscuits to the Caesar salad to the entrees.


Well, they do use it as a preservative to keep meats from rotting. Red Lobster doesn't want anyone poisoned by their "Fresh Seafood."
 
2012-10-02 11:03:26 PM  

propasaurus: Maybe they should add roast bef to their menu to go along with the loobster.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-02 11:03:49 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Benadryl

lulz

That wouldn't work for me since I'm allergic to Benadryl.

This is the allergen menu (PDF) that they give you upon request.


I didn't see the group with bananas, avocado, etc there. I looked down the whole menu and saw "orange slices" as pretty much the only allergy free food but then saw the pico de gallo as allergy free. That could have avocado in it. I've known people who can't even be in the same room as that stuff.

Still it's a nice try. I bet not too many food allergy types are going to Red Lobster though. When serving for a group, stick to chicken. Nobody is allergic to that and there are also no religious bans on it.
 
2012-10-02 11:04:03 PM  

4seasons85!: muck4doo: 4seasons85!: gingerjet: 4seasons85!: The smell of raw chicken makes me gag. So I hate whenever i cook it. Fish doesn't smell bad to me at all. I could live off fresh fish for the rest of my life! And I am only allergic to pennicilin.

Neither raw chicken or fish should smell. Perhaps you should change grocery stores?

It smells after I defrost it. I'm assuming that's why it smells because it gets heated a bit while defrosting. I hope. :/

I've never smelled raw fish though.

Best smell in the world in my opinion, when it is fresh. I'm more into seafood, but a fresh trout out of a fast flowing creek smells wonderful. Chain Pickerels also have lovely smelling fresh meat, but they are a pain in the ass to fillet right, and slimy as hell. Beware their teeth too. The flat fish family of seafood always smells pleasant when fresh. Sharks, rays, and sturgeons will stink if they are not cleaned right. If any of those three stink, avoid it. They have to be bled first before cleaning.

Thanks I will keep that in mind! I love it but it's a huge treat for me. I don't live near any ocean or rivers so fresh fish is expensive and a luxury item. I'm too poor for it now. :( but I did have wild caught Alaskan salmon the other day from my dad! It was delicious!!!!


If you ever go deep sea fishing in the northern Pacific, another good smelling one is Ling Cod. You won't see them in markets. Their flesh is green, but turns white when cooked. Like the flat fish, they are not oily. Beware the teeth on those as well. They are nasty. I think the fact they are not caught in large numbers, and that their fresh raw flesh is green contributes to why you won't see them at market. They are yummy though.
 
2012-10-02 11:07:34 PM  

proteus_b: Great Janitor: Though I was in that situation once, it was a vegetarian restaurant and I was asking the waiter if he could run to McDonalds for me.

Probably you should have stayed home with your mammy and just had a few cans of spam with some Pillsbury biscuits....


I just don't like vegetarian restaurants and there was a McDonalds next door, he refused to grab me a Big Mac, so I excused myself and asked everyone else in the group if they wanted anything at McDonalds, no one else did, so I brought back my dinner in a McDonalds bag. You know, that was the best smelling food in that restaurant. I was also asked to leave and never return.
 
2012-10-02 11:08:15 PM  
Ain't no hate like Fark Hipster® restaurant hate.

/Most of you are twatwaffles
 
2012-10-02 11:11:09 PM  

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.
 
2012-10-02 11:12:22 PM  

muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: Do they serve Dungeness Crab yet? I miss that about California.

/Blue crabs suck

Really? I prefer blue crab to dungeness and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Of course I've never had blue crab that wasn't pulled from the Chesapeake bay though. If they come from warmer waters the flavor is likely different.

Blue crabs remind me of the rock crabs we used to throw back in the water when crabbing off of Northern California. They have stringy meat.

I've had that happen when the season was just starting or ending before. I usually only take rock crab for their claws myself. But you are right, I've never had that happen with dungeness. Blue crabs have a more buttery taste to me though if that makes any sense, where do you get yours from?

Haven't been crabbing in TX, Arlington VA, or Upstate NY, which are the three places I lived when getting blue crab. Just have bought it at restaurants and grocery stores. For dungeness I would go on crabbing trips on boats out of San Francisco, or go to Pacifica Pier with a couple of crab traps. Santa Cruz I think I only ever got one dungeness there. Pacifica Pier was hit or miss. When it's on, it's extremely good. When it's not, tons of rock crabs. Dungeness is the plain best out of all I've had. Better than blue, snow, or king. I haven't tried stone crabs, or whatever they are called. The ones you can legally remove one claw, then let them go. Asshats in CA would often remove claws from dungeness and throw them back in the water. That's illegal.


Ahhh yah I accidentally called stone crabs, rock crabs. I will remove a claw off those guys as long as they have an equal sized one. I've never eaten blue crab that wasn't from the chesapeake and I still have live ones shipped once a year which isn't cheap. I don't have access to a boat but when they are in season I know spots to harvest them from the shore. Just involves some wading and some raw chicken. Don't know why you'd take the claws from dungeness, the best meat is in the clutsters.
 
2012-10-02 11:12:59 PM  

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.
 
2012-10-02 11:14:41 PM  
Red lobster is really an ok place. Most of their dishes are pretty straightforward and simple. 80% of their menu is steamed/baked.
 
2012-10-02 11:15:32 PM  

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.


Not to mention there is a lot of farking talent in Vegas culinary wise.
 
2012-10-02 11:15:45 PM  
It ain't the menu that drives people away from Red Lobster.
 
2012-10-02 11:19:24 PM  

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


Seafood is disgusting to me
 
2012-10-02 11:19:31 PM  

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.


I didn't say I only eat meat, just that I don't like vegetarian restaurants and I enjoy the taste of meat.
 
2012-10-02 11:19:47 PM  
Eating at Red Lobster is kind of like eating at a shady Chinese restaurant in a seedy part of town. Sure the menu says fish and chicken, but secretly you know there's a not insignificant chance that it should actually say "fish"*** and "chicken"***.
 
2012-10-02 11:21:19 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: Do they serve Dungeness Crab yet? I miss that about California.

/Blue crabs suck

Really? I prefer blue crab to dungeness and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Of course I've never had blue crab that wasn't pulled from the Chesapeake bay though. If they come from warmer waters the flavor is likely different.

Blue crabs remind me of the rock crabs we used to throw back in the water when crabbing off of Northern California. They have stringy meat.

I've had that happen when the season was just starting or ending before. I usually only take rock crab for their claws myself. But you are right, I've never had that happen with dungeness. Blue crabs have a more buttery taste to me though if that makes any sense, where do you get yours from?

Haven't been crabbing in TX, Arlington VA, or Upstate NY, which are the three places I lived when getting blue crab. Just have bought it at restaurants and grocery stores. For dungeness I would go on crabbing trips on boats out of San Francisco, or go to Pacifica Pier with a couple of crab traps. Santa Cruz I think I only ever got one dungeness there. Pacifica Pier was hit or miss. When it's on, it's extremely good. When it's not, tons of rock crabs. Dungeness is the plain best out of all I've had. Better than blue, snow, or king. I haven't tried stone crabs, or whatever they are called. The ones you can legally remove one claw, then let them go. Asshats in CA would often remove claws from dungeness and throw them back in the water. That's illegal.

Ahhh yah I accidentally called stone crabs, rock crabs. I will remove a claw off those guys as long as they have an equal sized one. I've never eaten blue crab that wasn't from the chesapeake and I still have live ones shipped once a year which isn't cheap. I don't have access to a boat but when they are in season I know spots to harvest them from the shore. Just involves some wading and some raw chicken. Don't know ...


Don't know either, but saw a lot of asshats at Pacifica Pier doing just that. Remove the claws, then hide them and throw the crab back in the water. I won't go into further detail about it, because i will get called a racist.
 
2012-10-02 11:21:44 PM  
If you're ordering fish at red lobster, you clearly missed the name of the restaurant. Don't be the artard that goes to Ruth's Chris and orders pork.
 
2012-10-02 11:27:55 PM  

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.
 
2012-10-02 11:29:22 PM  

Chafed Willi: If you're ordering fish at red lobster, you clearly missed the name of the restaurant. Don't be the artard that goes to Ruth's Chris and orders pork.


But lobsters are just giant aquatic roaches.
 
2012-10-02 11:36:06 PM  

strapp3r: propasaurus: Maybe they should add roast bef to their menu to go along with the loobster.


What's loobster? Is it that fake stuff like pollack that they paint red to look like lobster?
 
2012-10-02 11:45:10 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Chafed Willi: If you're ordering fish at red lobster, you clearly missed the name of the restaurant. Don't be the artard that goes to Ruth's Chris and orders pork.

But lobsters are just giant aquatic roaches.


Fine, get the crab. Its all cooked in Alaska anyway. Besides, you go to RL for the endless biscuits, everyone knows that.

I am enjoying the coasters posting about how great the fresh stuff is though. I suspect they're the same people who are posting negative things about lactose based foods...just can't get the good stuff out there.
 
2012-10-02 11:45:46 PM  

RoyHobbs22: 2words1finger: Screw all you haters, I loves me some Red Lobster... and if any of you jackholes can find some other readily available place where I can get a steaming platter of crab legs without being gouged on the price, I'd love to know about it (and no, Joe's Crab Shack does not count, their prices are worse than RL and their atmosphere is farking annoying)

The grocery store you j/o. It is pretty farking easy to steam crab legs and melt butter, shiat you could do both in the microwave which is probably how they do it at RL.


Please show me a grocery store where you can get raw crab legs for a reasonable price. Even the very high-end stores I've been to only sell that wretched pre-cooked crab that consists of laughably small legs which invariably tastes like ass and are rubbery.

/who's the j/o now?
//not even sure what "j/o" means, but am assuming it is an insult
 
2012-10-02 11:48:00 PM  

muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: Do they serve Dungeness Crab yet? I miss that about California.

/Blue crabs suck

Really? I prefer blue crab to dungeness and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Of course I've never had blue crab that wasn't pulled from the Chesapeake bay though. If they come from warmer waters the flavor is likely different.

Blue crabs remind me of the rock crabs we used to throw back in the water when crabbing off of Northern California. They have stringy meat.

I've had that happen when the season was just starting or ending before. I usually only take rock crab for their claws myself. But you are right, I've never had that happen with dungeness. Blue crabs have a more buttery taste to me though if that makes any sense, where do you get yours from?

Haven't been crabbing in TX, Arlington VA, or Upstate NY, which are the three places I lived when getting blue crab. Just have bought it at restaurants and grocery stores. For dungeness I would go on crabbing trips on boats out of San Francisco, or go to Pacifica Pier with a couple of crab traps. Santa Cruz I think I only ever got one dungeness there. Pacifica Pier was hit or miss. When it's on, it's extremely good. When it's not, tons of rock crabs. Dungeness is the plain best out of all I've had. Better than blue, snow, or king. I haven't tried stone crabs, or whatever they are called. The ones you can legally remove one claw, then let them go. Asshats in CA would often remove claws from dungeness and throw them back in the water. That's illegal.

Ahhh yah I accidentally called stone crabs, rock crabs. I will remove a claw off those guys as long as they have an equal sized one. I've never eaten blue crab that wasn't from the chesapeake and I still have live ones shipped once a year which isn't cheap. I don't have access to a boat but when they are in season I know spots to harvest them from the shore. Just involves some wading and some r ...

Don't know either, but saw a lot of asshats at Pacifica Pier doing just that. Remove the claws, then hide them and throw the crab back in the water. I won't go into further detail about it, because i will get called a racist.


So the people you saw doing this were uhhh... of a darker-skinned persuasion?
 
2012-10-02 11:48:55 PM  

2words1finger: RoyHobbs22: 2words1finger: Screw all you haters, I loves me some Red Lobster... and if any of you jackholes can find some other readily available place where I can get a steaming platter of crab legs without being gouged on the price, I'd love to know about it (and no, Joe's Crab Shack does not count, their prices are worse than RL and their atmosphere is farking annoying)

The grocery store you j/o. It is pretty farking easy to steam crab legs and melt butter, shiat you could do both in the microwave which is probably how they do it at RL.

Please show me a grocery store where you can get raw crab legs for a reasonable price. Even the very high-end stores I've been to only sell that wretched pre-cooked crab that consists of laughably small legs which invariably tastes like ass and are rubbery.

/who's the j/o now?
//not even sure what "j/o" means, but am assuming it is an insult


If you're getting snow or king crab, and you don't live near the arctic, no one is selling you raw crab.
 
2012-10-02 11:50:59 PM  

lenfromak: strapp3r: propasaurus: Maybe they should add roast bef to their menu to go along with the loobster.

What's loobster?


It like a moobster (mantitty-humping a fat dude) but with lube.

That's why I no longer go to Red Lobster on Wednesday nights.
 
2012-10-02 11:53:40 PM  

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.
 
2012-10-02 11:54:06 PM  
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.
 
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.


Link
 
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.


thumbnails.hulu.com
 
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?
 
2012-10-03 01:00:28 AM  

Great Janitor: 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.


My bothers and I were kicked out of the Flora-bama bar for life. Can I be in your club? Although, I think it was leveled by a hurricane and rebuilt; does that erase our bannination?
 
2012-10-03 01:00:38 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: 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?


I've given up eating Chinese. I realized every Chinese restaurant uses the same Costco frozen bags of Mu-shu vegetables, the same canned sauces, the same pre-fried chicken and pork chunks. Fark it. I'll just have Middle Eastern and Indian.
 
2012-10-03 01:02:06 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: 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?


I wouldn't say it was harassment, just asked him if he would, his job is to bring food to the table and I asked him to do so...from the place next door. It is not about being an individual, it was that the menu had nothing I wanted to eat and the group my ex and I were in had two vegetarians.

After that dinner, when they left and found me sitting on the sidewalk outside of the restaurant, next to the door, finishing my burger, her friends said that they'd love to hang out with her again, just never ever again with me.
 
2012-10-03 01:03:05 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: 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?


Holy shiat, I'm saying you're a bull headed idiot that is asking a question for which the answer doesn't matter. Its like the pope asking "why would I want to convert to Islam?" You know you're not going to convince him.

Do you need me to define that for you further, or can you find someone there to explain it?

Also, based on your levels of pretentious dbaggery, I assumed you were an Apple consumer.
 
2012-10-03 01:04:26 AM  

Great Janitor: I was bored one weekend.


That sounds like an interesting weekend.

MrEricSir: 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.


You were equating "quality ingredients" with "very local" above.

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


Um, no. I said I live in New England.
 
2012-10-03 01:07:32 AM  

grinnel: Great Janitor: 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.

My bothers and I were kicked out of the Flora-bama bar for life. Can I be in your club? Although, I think it was leveled by a hurricane and rebuilt; does that erase our bannination?


Does the business exist? If not, the bannination is erased. Plus, you have two be tossed from at least three businesses.

Also, I have a passport that is stamped: Not allowed entry to Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Greenland. Funny since on that list I have only been to Denmark.
 
2012-10-03 01:08:01 AM  

2words1finger: RoyHobbs22: 2words1finger: Screw all you haters, I loves me some Red Lobster... and if any of you jackholes can find some other readily available place where I can get a steaming platter of crab legs without being gouged on the price, I'd love to know about it (and no, Joe's Crab Shack does not count, their prices are worse than RL and their atmosphere is farking annoying)

The grocery store you j/o. It is pretty farking easy to steam crab legs and melt butter, shiat you could do both in the microwave which is probably how they do it at RL.

Please show me a grocery store where you can get raw crab legs for a reasonable price. Even the very high-end stores I've been to only sell that wretched pre-cooked crab that consists of laughably small legs which invariably tastes like ass and are rubbery.

/who's the j/o now?
//not even sure what "j/o" means, but am assuming it is an insult


j/o = jack off

wretched pre-cooked crab = the same shiat they are serving you at RL.
 
2012-10-03 01:08:02 AM  
Chafed Willi: I assumed you were an Apple consumer.

Easy, dude; I'm an apple consumer and I'm raggin' on him.
 
2012-10-03 01:08:22 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: I realized every Chinese restaurant uses the same Costco frozen bags of Mu-shu vegetables


You need to find better Chinese restaurants.

Chafed Willi: Holy shiat, I'm saying you're a bull headed idiot that is asking a question for which the answer doesn't matter. Its like the pope asking "why would I want to convert to Islam?" You know you're not going to convince him.


And yet here we are.

Also, based on your levels of pretentious dbaggery, I assumed you were an Apple consumer.

Heh, and what does that say about you?
 
2012-10-03 01:09:14 AM  

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

Um, no. I said I live in New England.


Zulu_as_Kono: Chafed Willi: Have you ever eaten there?

No, I love seafood.


Seriously, it must be exhausting to be inside your head.
 
2012-10-03 01:10:21 AM  

crabsno termites: I'm raggin' on him.


Really?
 
2012-10-03 01:10:27 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: Great Janitor: I was bored one weekend.

That sounds like an interesting weekend.

MrEricSir: 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.

You were equating "quality ingredients" with "very local" above.

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

Um, no. I said I live in New England.


I guess I just have a problem with people who criticize without first-hand experience.
 
2012-10-03 01:10:28 AM  

crabsno termites: Chafed Willi: I assumed you were an Apple consumer.

Easy, dude; I'm an apple consumer and I'm raggin' on him.


Sorry man, I had to take the shot. He's making it too easy.
 
2012-10-03 01:12:22 AM  

Chafed Willi: crabsno termites: Chafed Willi: I assumed you were an Apple consumer.

Easy, dude; I'm an apple consumer and I'm raggin' on him.

Sorry man, I had to take the shot. He's making it too easy.


Let's wait and see what he has to say about imputed quality.
 
2012-10-03 01:14:11 AM  

Chafed Willi: Seriously, it must be exhausting to be inside your head.


What do you mean?

Would you say that Red Lobster serves high-quality fresh seafood? I doubt that you would.

I live in New England. I have ready access to high-quality fresh seafood, at certain stores, that I can handle and store correctly and prepare simply and it is really f*cking delicious.

Why would I want to eat at Red Lobster?

You know there's an answer, you just don't want to say it.
 
2012-10-03 01:15:11 AM  

crabsno termites: I guess I just have a problem with people who criticize without first-hand experience.


You ever eat sh*t? Could be fantastic. Probably not.
 
2012-10-03 01:16:39 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: Chafed Willi: Holy shiat, I'm saying you're a bull headed idiot that is asking a question for which the answer doesn't matter. Its like the pope asking "why would I want to convert to Islam?" You know you're not going to convince him.

And yet here we are.


www.dreselin.com

Also, based on your levels of pretentious dbaggery, I assumed you were an Apple consumer.

Heh, and what does that say about you?


That I know what I'm talking about? Seriously, and you give me shiat for dodging questions.
 
2012-10-03 01:20:09 AM  
Weak sauce, Chafed Willi, weak sauce.
 
2012-10-03 01:21:57 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: crabsno termites: I guess I just have a problem with people who criticize without first-hand experience.

You ever eat sh*t? Could be fantastic. Probably not.


You also sound very young and sure of yourself (as was I when young). Live. Learn. Most important: Laugh at your own bullshiat.

/old.

//Don't like people on my lawn, either.

///BOSTON DRIVERS SUCK!
 
2012-10-03 01:23:14 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: Chafed Willi: Seriously, it must be exhausting to be inside your head.

What do you mean?

Would you say that Red Lobster serves high-quality fresh seafood? I doubt that you would.

I live in New England. I have ready access to high-quality fresh seafood, at certain stores, that I can handle and store correctly and prepare simply and it is really f*cking delicious.

Why would I want to eat at Red Lobster?

You know there's an answer, you just don't want to say it.

Login: Zulu_as_Kono (UltraFark)
Location: Boston


OHHHHHH, sweet zombie jesus. You gotta warn people about that whole Masshole thing. If you had just started out with "Hey everyone, I'm from Boston" we'd all have understood that you're just one step above the derp that comes out of backwoods Alabama, and we should adjust our expectations accordingly.

Next time I quote you I'll use pictures instead of written words. That way you'll understand and be able to follow a conversation. 

(and to reiterate, no I don't care about the seafood you get. I can walk down to the lake and catch some nice sunfish to pan fry if I wanted to. I'm still just calling you out as the idiot that you are.)
 
2012-10-03 01:24:21 AM  

crabsno termites: Zulu_as_Kono: crabsno termites: I guess I just have a problem with people who criticize without first-hand experience.

You ever eat sh*t? Could be fantastic. Probably not.

You also sound very young and sure of yourself (as was I when young). Live. Learn. Most important: Laugh at your own bullshiat.

/old.

//Don't like people on my lawn, either.

///BOSTON DRIVERS SUCK!


*shakes tiny fist* You just had to beat me to the Boston thing...
 
2012-10-03 01:27:02 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: Weak sauce, Chafed Willi, weak sauce.


My sauce is weak, but great for dipping delicious cheddar bay biscuits in.
 
2012-10-03 01:30:41 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: MrEricSir: 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.

You were equating "quality ingredients" with "very local" above.


Well sure, every rule has exceptions. I still maintain that most foods have to be grown locally or they'll be bad by the time they get to you. But unlike fish, lemons last a while since they're naturally high in preservatives.
 
2012-10-03 01:30:46 AM  

Great Janitor: Does the business exist? If not, the bannination is erased. Plus, you have two be tossed from at least three businesses.

Also, I have a passport that is stamped: Not allowed entry to Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Greenland. Funny since on that list I have only been to Denmark.


They rebuilt the Flora-bama, so I can count that.
Been kicked out of Mr. Gatti's with the gratifying "And don't come back!"
The third isn't really a business. I faked fainting when leaving a blood drive in a crowded mall. The guy in charge told me he never wanted to see me at another blood drive of his again. Does that count?
 
2012-10-03 01:33:34 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: Chafed Willi:

Gentlemen: Was fun. Zulu: was 50+ before I realized how silly I was to take myself seriously. Will: same thing.

Much older now, but still laugh at my silliness.

/Lawn. Off. Get.

/(Boston drivers really do suck, though)

 
2012-10-03 01:37:24 AM  
I got halfway through this thread and visions of the meals I had in Cape Cod, Boston, and DC started dancing through my head.

*drool*
 
2012-10-03 01:39:31 AM  

crabsno termites: Zulu_as_Kono: Chafed Willi:

Gentlemen: Was fun. Zulu: was 50+ before I realized how silly I was to take myself seriously. Will: same thing.

Much older now, but still laugh at my silliness.

/Lawn. Off. Get.

/(Boston drivers really do suck, though)


crabsno termites
(favorite: Hates Bostonians)


Agreed, have a good one!
 
2012-10-03 01:47:03 AM  
How about we just let all the unfortunate farks who are allergic to food die off, then less fatal food allergies will be passed down to future generations. Evolution biatches, ever heard of it?
 
2012-10-03 01:58:37 AM  

Chafed Willi: crabsno termites: Zulu_as_Kono: Chafed Willi:

Just went outside and did a devil weed. Thanx for your Fav.

Spent a lot of time in Mpls/ StP when I worked for a living.

/farking roundheads/swedes//norskies/danes.

//live well and laugh.

 
2012-10-03 02:09:36 AM  

crabsno termites: You also sound very young and sure of yourself (as was I when young). Live. Learn. Most important: Laugh at your own bullshiat.


You sound like a decent guy. I'm not as young as you think. Sometimes I like to laugh at other people's bullsh*t, like eating at Red Lobster.

Chafed Willi: I can walk down to the lake and catch some nice sunfish to pan fry if I wanted to. I'm still just calling you out as the idiot that you are


Says the guy who has missed the entire point. Let me lay it out clear one more time: if you know what good fish tastes like, why eat at Red Lobster? If there's no place around other than Red Lobster to eat good fish, why not eat something else?

As for the anti-Boston nonsense? Fahk you, we're better than you and you know it.
 
2012-10-03 02:15:03 AM  

MrEricSir: I still maintain that most foods have to be grown locally or they'll be bad by the time they get to you. But unlike fish, lemons last a while ...


Interesting that you bring this up after initially objecting to the idea that food trucked 4 hours from LA to Vegas could possibly be fresh. What about transit times aboard ship? If it's a day on the boat, a couple hours in the plant, what's 4 hours on a truck? There's probably fish that lands at whatever the big southern CA fishing port is that ends up on a table in Vegas before fish from the same boat is eaten locally.
 
2012-10-03 02:15:06 AM  
Zulu_as_Kono:

As for the anti-Boston nonsense? Fahk you, we're better than you and you know it.

You must be right. Boston is where I learned to " Pahk my Cah an wahk". And also where the drunk lady came across 3 lanes at a traffic circle and ran me up into the grass, causing me to ruin a tire.

Think abut criticizing things which you have not experienced.
 
2012-10-03 02:22:38 AM  

crabsno termites: And also where the drunk lady came across 3 lanes at a traffic circle and ran me up into the grass, causing me to ruin a tire.


That couldn't possibly have happened anywhere else!

crabsno termites: Think abut criticizing things which you have not experienced.


You know what - I eat McDonalds and whatnot on occasion, like I've said. You know how on ads for fast food burger joints the food looks sooooo much better on tv than when you actually get it, and than it actually tastes? I do.

I see ads for Red Lobster, and I see seafood that's buried in bread crumbs and/or drowning in butter and I do the math. Then I assume the fish was improperly handled at some point (and with seafood, proper handling is even more crucial than with most other proteins), and then was cooked in a central facility, frozen, and reheated in whatever sit-down fast-food joint I might happen to be in.

Are you trying to tell me I should give it a shot, I'd be pleasantly surprised? Is the food good?
 
2012-10-03 02:31:44 AM  

grinnel: Avoiding the 'Veto Vote" is a red herring. Seafood is expensive, and only getting more expensive. Pork and chicken have had the least fluctuation in costs over the past several years. Are they adding to the menu or replacing items with lower cost items. Even if there capture ratio grew 1% a year, I don't think that would be enough to keep up with seafood inflation. I saw the parmesan crusted chicken and immediately thought that is a pre-breaded POS that now one company can cross utilize in more than one of its chains. As food costs continue to go up, I would expect to see more homogenization in companies with multiple niche chains.


Pink Slime.

That is all.
 
2012-10-03 02:35:29 AM  
TFA: One of the dishes that made the cut is a Parmesan-crusted Chicken Alfredo that's served over corkscrew pasta; it's for diners who want a chicken dish that's a little more decadent.

Note to all hacks, especially of the food-journalism variety:
i136.photobucket.com

Battling cliches with memes--that's how I deal with insomnia!
 
2012-10-03 02:36:00 AM  
Zulu_as_Kono

That couldn't possibly have happened anywhere else!

Could have, but has never happened anywhere else. (Although a NYC cop did flip me off on the cross-brooklyn expressway because I was going ONLY 15 over the speed limit)

Are you trying to tell me I should give it a shot, I'd be pleasantly surprised? Is the food good?I

Yes to the first, maybe to the second, some to the third. But as B. Franklin said: "Better to say nothing and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt".

By the way, my graduate degree was in nutrition, UF, 1975 (think "applied biochemistry and physiology).
 
2012-10-03 02:40:52 AM  
I live in the MIdwest. I can go down to the grocery store, buy a frozen lobster tail, and cook it myself (baked is the best IMHO) melt some butter and clarify it, and have a better meal then I could at Red Lobster for half the cost.

Last time I went to Red Lobberr the Menu's were so old the lamination on the edges was starting to peel off.
 
2012-10-03 02:44:02 AM  

Great Janitor: Does the business exist? If not, the bannination is erased. Plus, you have two be tossed from at least three businesses.

Also, I have a passport that is stamped: Not allowed entry to Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Greenland. Funny since on that list I have only been to Denmark.



I am currently banned from two different denominations (churches) and a library.

/ I admit, it's not that hard to do so in Utah.
// Do those count or does it have to be businesses?
/// Also banned from ever approaching premises of one place I used to work at. My co-worker stole my login and password. The things he did with my account got me fired, even though I requested tapes proving my 'attendance' on my days off! I later found out the farker was on a sex offender's list.
//// Kinda surprised I let that go eventually. It became easier to reconcile with the event when I realized if a company is willing to fire without much evidence besides a computer log, it's not really a good company to work at in the first place.
 
2012-10-03 02:46:09 AM  

kkinnison: I live in the MIdwest. I can go down to the grocery store, buy a frozen lobster tail, and cook it myself (baked is the best IMHO) melt some butter and clarify it, and have a better meal then I could at Red Lobster for half the cost.

Last time I went to Red Lobberr the Menu's were so old the lamination on the edges was starting to peel off.


Rarely eat out for the same reason - I'm a cheap bastard and a better cook than they.
 
2012-10-03 02:53:47 AM  

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


Over in two.

I don't know what the shait is that Led Robster serves, but it ain't seafood.
 
2012-10-03 02:57:26 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Say what you will about Red Lobster. They're by no means great cuisine (the same company owns Olive Garden), but they do something few chain restaurants do, which is taking into consideration their customers allergies.

Both my son and I are allergic to shellfish. If you inform them of your allergies they will offer you an allergen menu that shows you what possible allergens each menu item contains.


If you're allergic to shellfish you shouldn't even go into a Red Lobster. You think they bother washing the pans and utensils between every dish they prepare? That spoon they stirred the crab meat with is the same one they used to ladle the Chicken Linguini onto your plate. If you've never had an allergic reaction while eating there you've been damned lucky.
 
2012-10-03 03:00:06 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: MrEricSir: I still maintain that most foods have to be grown locally or they'll be bad by the time they get to you. But unlike fish, lemons last a while ...

Interesting that you bring this up after initially objecting to the idea that food trucked 4 hours from LA to Vegas could possibly be fresh. What about transit times aboard ship? If it's a day on the boat, a couple hours in the plant, what's 4 hours on a truck? There's probably fish that lands at whatever the big southern CA fishing port is that ends up on a table in Vegas before fish from the same boat is eaten locally.


Have you ever been to LA? It's got great food, sure. But fish? Yeah, not so much.
 
2012-10-03 03:04:32 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: crabsno termites: You also sound very young and sure of yourself (as was I when young). Live. Learn. Most important: Laugh at your own bullshiat.

You sound like a decent guy. I'm not as young as you think. Sometimes I like to laugh at other people's bullsh*t, like eating at Red Lobster.

Chafed Willi: I can walk down to the lake and catch some nice sunfish to pan fry if I wanted to. I'm still just calling you out as the idiot that you are

Says the guy who has missed the entire point. Let me lay it out clear one more time: if you know what good fish tastes like, why eat at Red Lobster? If there's no place around other than Red Lobster to eat good fish, why not eat something else?

As for the anti-Boston nonsense? Fahk you, we're better than you and you know it.


Yes, that was your point. My point was that it was clear, based on your previous statements, that it didn't matter what reasons anyone gave you. You would not believe them, as you believe you could never have an enjoyable experience at this restaurant. I feel my point was made.

Also, your response to crabsno is hilarious given the discussion. But you're wicked smaht, I'm sure you're aware of the irony.
 
2012-10-03 03:09:17 AM  
i391.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-03 03:19:43 AM  
Chafed Willi: Gently, son.
 
2012-10-03 03:26:18 AM  

crabsno termites: Chafed Willi: Gently, son.


Sorry, sorry...

/picked the wrong thread to quit drinking
 
2012-10-03 03:34:44 AM  

Chafed Willi: crabsno termites: Chafed Willi: Gently, son.

Sorry, sorry...

/picked the wrong thread to quit drinking


HA! Midnite thirty here on the west coast (2:30 A your time?). Just knocking back the last of my third G&T and off to bed. Don't know how you youngsters do it, though I probably could have at your ages - my sons can.

Good exchanges, though I think the Zulu is much to serious. Peace.
 
2012-10-03 03:37:45 AM  
Zulu_as_Kono:

Good evening, sir. Read my last post to Chafed will - same applies to you, whom I believe to be a (slightly misguided and much to intense) gentleman
 
2012-10-03 03:47:39 AM  
to=too - went to school when they taught grammar, but it's late.
 
2012-10-03 04:11:48 AM  
deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com

what about the bread, does that have much fish in it?
 
2012-10-03 05:14:48 AM  

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

THIS!! COOK AT HOME!


Best farking shrimp I ever ate I made at home.

GAMBAS AL AJILLO

1/2 to 3/4 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp (thawed if frozen)
approx. 1/4 c. olive oil
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
generous splash of white wine
red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste
chopped fresh parsley (optional; I didn't have any at the time)

Slowly heat olive oil in skillet. Add red pepper flakes, then shrimp, then garlic, then wine. Cook shrimp until just pink and firm. Salt and pepper to taste. Finish with chopped parsley.

Serve with lots of good crusty bread to mop up the garlicky olive oil, and a glass (or several) of white wine or sherry. (If you prefer sangria, why the hell not?)

/homemade tapas ftw!
 
2012-10-03 05:51:26 AM  

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 friend who is allergic to cheese (it makes the soft tissues of his mouth sore) and yet he eats it
every chance he gets. Such is the power of cheese.

Say what you want about Red Lobster, but their cheese biscuits are damn tasty.
 
2012-10-03 06:03:24 AM  
Seafood is a vile concoction made from the semen of the demons of hell.
 
2012-10-03 06:27:27 AM  

Bubbageegee: Seafood is a vile concoction made from the semen of the demons of hell.


Glad you shared your opinion.

That means there's more for me.
 
2012-10-03 06:37:34 AM  
If they want to do a makeover, they should bring back hushpuppies. Red Lobster is the only seafood place I've ever been in that doesn't serve hushpuppies.
 
2012-10-03 06:48:42 AM  

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

I can't handle even the slightest whiff of fishy-tasting. Tuna in a can I can usually do. And I once had some monkfish that was quite delicious. But for the most part, blechhhhhh. I hate even just being inside seafood restaurants because of the smell.


Tuna in a can is OK? Try making tuna salad; slice up some celery and dill pickles for a little crunch and kick. Dijon mustard, too.

That will be my lunch for some of next week!
 
2012-10-03 07:03:37 AM  
they should include numbers for a doctor/surgeon. in case someone needs a quadruple bypass
 
2012-10-03 08:14:04 AM  

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


^
 
2012-10-03 08:23:41 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-03 08:24:40 AM  

kroonermanblack: Red Lobster and Olive Garden fall into the same category as Chilis, Applebees, Subway, and several other places for me. I don't hate them, but I don't seek them out, either. They're tolerable for lunch at work when you can get a cheapo meal, or when I'm visiting the parents in small-town Texas and the options are 1-20 Mass chains and we feel like going to the Italian veneer one instead of the other veneer ones. It's not like we're fooled by the amazing quality of the meal. Olive Garden soup salad and breadsticks for like 7 bucks is great. Red Lobster, I've never found much on there I like, but my choice would be 'fish' and 'fish' at RL is 20$ a farking plate and I'm not paying that for what I could go to Sams and buy a bag of for less.

Anyone recommend a good seafood join in Dallas that's reasonably priced? I don't care if it's a dive or what, just good food. It's way far from a port so not sure, but it's Dallas.

The fish shack in Plano is awesome. I highly recommend the fish tacos.
 
2012-10-03 08:33:47 AM  
red lobster is to seafood what redd foxx is... to seafood.
 
2012-10-03 09:01:50 AM  

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

THIS!! COOK AT HOME!


fark off
 
2012-10-03 09:02:23 AM  

moefuggenbrew: I don't go to red lobster because I don't want to hear a rude large black woman be rude to the waitstaff.
/racisty but true


I don't know what it is, but black people LOVE Red Lobster.
 
2012-10-03 09:11:25 AM  
I am that guy. I don't like seafood. I don't like the smell, and I just don't like the taste. I've tried, I really have!

But, then again, if everyone wants it, I'm fine with going there, or used to. They had a really good land lovers menu with a few items on it that I liked. Though, last time I went there, they had ONE item. ONE. And it didn't sound that great. Most good seafood places have a pretty decent selection of non-seafood choices for that guy, or gal who gets dragged along.
 
2012-10-03 09:12:12 AM  
Seafood is delicious. Nature's supermarket with a nice sandy sun deck :) I can understand those that can't eat it or don't like the flavor (not asian huh). Yes Red Lobster has shiatty food (minus the cheddar bay biscuits), but the staff and clientele are what drive us to say "never again" each time we get a Darden gift card. I think the absolute worst service campaign had to be the "VIP" thing. LMAO they acted like you were Jay-Z and of course mispronounced the polysyllabic words on their scripts while staring down your wife's shirt. It didn't end there, either. The best was the time they brought me iced tea and there was a shrimp tail in it and the manager tried to pick it out and hand me back the tea. I had to fall back to the old "I know you are joking, no one is that farking stupid." Then there are the guys from whatever sober-living halfway house is less than a block away that come in with their state disability check to drink away and (try to) plan meetings with hookers at the bar their smartphone on speakerphone (that we taxpayers also pay for) and then talk about "porking the waitress in her turdcutter". Me and another patron had to egress this gentleman from the restaurant. Then there are the RAP RING TONES THAT PLAY A FULL MINUTE OF THE SONG! Thanks dude. I know from 20 years of experience in Audio Engineering that having Beats Audio means you are a "producer" using your line in on your laptop pfft. Also SKRIMPS!!! Where the fark do you get a k from??? Those reasons (and also the fact that we updated our cc rewards program gift card) means that we only have to deal with Ypsi trash on the public transportation ;)
 
2012-10-03 09:20:08 AM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7360478/79770026#c79770026" target="_blank">Chafed Willi</a>:</b> <i>You would not believe them, as you believe you could never have an enjoyable experience at this restaurant. I feel my point was made.</i>

Neither of you has said they don't serve terrible food. Crabnose couldn't even bring himself to call it "good". Why would anyone want to eat at a restaurant that serves lousy food?
 
2012-10-03 09:43:26 AM  
So - why is Red Lobster so popular with "the Blacks" now? Is it because they pretty much only sell fried shrimp and sugary sweet alcoholic drinks? What's the deal!?!?!

/nttawwi
 
2012-10-03 09:49:10 AM  

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


I hate cheese. It is the destroyer of worlds.

/will eat anything but cheese
 
2012-10-03 09:52:44 AM  

proteus_b: Thresher: This "sushi" experience happened to me too! I had some dried up old beef (at least I think it was beef) on some plain rice. And a coke. The farking bill for 6 of us was $500 and these asshats wanted to split it 6 ways. I don't often object, but that wasn't going to happen.

farking a, where the hell do you live? i live in a place where eggs benedict will run you near twenty bucks, but you can get sushi for two with miso soups and an app and a beer apiece for about fifty...


Can you recommend a way to send back a sushi roll that is not to your liking or that has that loose roll they reserve for white college students? Also it has been 7 years since I have found non-rotten yellow fin :( Is there some sort of overfishing shortage that you know of?
 
2012-10-03 10:03:36 AM  

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

I hate cheese. It is the destroyer of worlds.



Hey wait a minute-don't eat that! That's not cheese, that's Robert Oppenheimer!
 
2012-10-03 10:27:06 AM  

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

THIS!! COOK AT HOME!

fark off


And buy some Febreeze for that fish's asshole you call a kitchen.
 
2012-10-03 10:49:08 AM  

Walt_Jizzney: So - why is Red Lobster so popular with "the Blacks" now? Is it because they pretty much only sell fried shrimp and sugary sweet alcoholic drinks? What's the deal!?!?!

/nttawwi


because it's pretty much just like Golden Corral
 
2012-10-03 11:03:19 AM  

kimmygibblershomework: proteus_b: Thresher: This "sushi" experience happened to me too! I had some dried up old beef (at least I think it was beef) on some plain rice. And a coke. The farking bill for 6 of us was $500 and these asshats wanted to split it 6 ways. I don't often object, but that wasn't going to happen.

farking a, where the hell do you live? i live in a place where eggs benedict will run you near twenty bucks, but you can get sushi for two with miso soups and an app and a beer apiece for about fifty...

Can you recommend a way to send back a sushi roll that is not to your liking or that has that loose roll they reserve for white college students? Also it has been 7 years since I have found non-rotten yellow fin :( Is there some sort of overfishing shortage that you know of?


I have not had the same difficulties finding fresh hamachi in the past several years. I know recently, with the meltdown, Japanese fish and scallops shortages had a huge impact on the seafood market. Have you tried kona kompachi? It's another jack that is farmed off of Hawaii, and it is delicious
 
2012-10-03 11:52:08 AM  

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

I can't handle even the slightest whiff of fishy-tasting. Tuna in a can I can usually do. And I once had some monkfish that was quite delicious. But for the most part, blechhhhhh. I hate even just being inside seafood restaurants because of the smell.

Tuna in a can is OK? Try making tuna salad; slice up some celery and dill pickles for a little crunch and kick. Dijon mustard, too.

That will be my lunch for some of next week!


Yup, tuna salad is what I almost always do with canned tuna.
 
2012-10-03 12:00:00 PM  

meanmutton: Osomatic: Great, so now you can drag your friend who is, say, incredibly allergic to shellfish, and doesn't particularly like much fish either, to a restaurant that reeks of old fish. I'm sure your friend will appreciate it. I bet he'll like it as much as when he's dragged to sushi where if he's lucky he can get a bowl of rice with some dry chicken "teriyaki" and then when the bill comes for $500 of sushi all his friends say "let's just split it!"

/I'm not bitter
/Go to hell, fish eaters

What kind of cheap assholes do that?


That was a group that was only partly composed of my actual friends, the rest were some jerks I didn't know. I'd had some sake and beer, and booze was about 25% of that particular check, so I sucked it up that time even though I was getting screwed. I've had other sushi-place experiences with people I like, and they didn't even think of asking me to be part of the split. That said, I'd still prefer to just not go to a sushi place, and avoid the issue altogether.
 
2012-10-03 12:18:37 PM  

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


Bold for truth. shiat, I know somebody who is flat-out allergic to one of the chemical components of cheese and she'll go through an entire block of the stuff on her own if she could.
 
2012-10-03 12:54:47 PM  
they've been advertising endless shrimp here----i know it's Red Lobster but I do love shrimp any way you can serve it. I think they'll regret they ever offered me endless shrimp. In fact I'll probably be like Homer when he didn't get all the seafood he could eat.

Lionel Hutz: Now, Mrs. Simpson, tell the court in your own words what happened after you and your husband were ejected out of the restaurant.

Marge: Well, we pretty much went straight home.

Lionel Hutz: Mrs. Simpson, remember that you are under oath.

Marge: We drove around until three in the morning looking for another open all-you-can-eat seafood restaurant.

Lionel Hutz: And when you couldn't find one?

Marge: [crying] We... went... fishing.

Lionel Hutz: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, do these sound like the actions of a man whose had ALL he could eat
 
2012-10-03 01:08:58 PM  
I'm just going to leave this here.

Link Where I go for seafood (non sushi) far from the coast.
 
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2012-10-03 01:16:48 PM  

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.


It's as if planes were never invented!
 
2012-10-03 01:25:37 PM  

Pocket Ninja: If you don't like the Red Lobster, just march your ass outside, cross the parking lot, and go to Olive Garden instead.


In my town, Red Lobster is one of the few restaurants with any customer service so I don't realy mind going there. The last time I went to Olive Garden, the waiter came back from taking drink orders and told me,"The computer says we don't have your wine in stock." He didn't even bother to ask the bartender.
 
2012-10-03 03:42:36 PM  

kroonermanblack: Red Lobster and Olive Garden fall into the same category as Chilis, Applebees, Subway, and several other places for me. I don't hate them, but I don't seek them out, either. They're tolerable for lunch at work when you can get a cheapo meal, or when I'm visiting the parents in small-town Texas and the options are 1-20 Mass chains and we feel like going to the Italian veneer one instead of the other veneer ones. It's not like we're fooled by the amazing quality of the meal. Olive Garden soup salad and breadsticks for like 7 bucks is great. Red Lobster, I've never found much on there I like, but my choice would be 'fish' and 'fish' at RL is 20$ a farking plate and I'm not paying that for what I could go to Sams and buy a bag of for less.

Anyone recommend a good seafood join in Dallas that's reasonably priced? I don't care if it's a dive or what, just good food. It's way far from a port so not sure, but it's Dallas.


Alligator Cafe.

Http://eatgator.com
 
2012-10-03 03:51:22 PM  
Zulu_as_Kono: Neither of you has said they don't serve terrible food. Crabnose couldn't even bring himself to call it "good". Why would anyone want to eat at a restaurant that serves lousy food?

I ate there two weeks ago. I had the coconut shrimp, shrimp scampi, and crab legs. I left there satiated, and thought it was worth my time. It was "good". At some point in the future, I would willingly go back. For acceptable shellfish it's cheaper than most other places in the area, and I can go there with a friend and play cribbage for a few hours, noming on biscuits and crab. If I was in the mood for exceptional seafood, I would not go to Red Lobster, much in the same way that I don't go to Applebee's for steak.

But please, continue to post that they serve lousy food even though you've never been there. I will continue to point out that Boston sucks, even though I live in Minneapolis. But, at least I've been to Boston before.
 
2012-10-03 03:56:06 PM  

Langdon Alger: they've been advertising endless shrimp here----i know it's Red Lobster but I do love shrimp any way you can serve it. I think they'll regret they ever offered me endless shrimp. In fact I'll probably be like Homer when he didn't get all the seafood he could eat.

Lionel Hutz: Now, Mrs. Simpson, tell the court in your own words what happened after you and your husband were ejected out of the restaurant.

Marge: Well, we pretty much went straight home.

Lionel Hutz: Mrs. Simpson, remember that you are under oath.

Marge: We drove around until three in the morning looking for another open all-you-can-eat seafood restaurant.

Lionel Hutz: And when you couldn't find one?

Marge: [crying] We... went... fishing.

Lionel Hutz: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, do these sound like the actions of a man whose had ALL he could eat


t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-10-03 04:09:50 PM  

Langdon Alger: they've been advertising endless shrimp here----i know it's Red Lobster but I do love shrimp any way you can serve it.


You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that's about it.
 
2012-10-03 04:13:03 PM  

RoyHobbs22: 2words1finger: RoyHobbs22: 2words1finger: Screw all you haters, I loves me some Red Lobster... and if any of you jackholes can find some other readily available place where I can get a steaming platter of crab legs without being gouged on the price, I'd love to know about it (and no, Joe's Crab Shack does not count, their prices are worse than RL and their atmosphere is farking annoying)

The grocery store you j/o. It is pretty farking easy to steam crab legs and melt butter, shiat you could do both in the microwave which is probably how they do it at RL.

Please show me a grocery store where you can get raw crab legs for a reasonable price. Even the very high-end stores I've been to only sell that wretched pre-cooked crab that consists of laughably small legs which invariably tastes like ass and are rubbery.

/who's the j/o now?
//not even sure what "j/o" means, but am assuming it is an insult

j/o = jack off

wretched pre-cooked crab = the same shiat they are serving you at RL.


Mmmm, no I'm pretty sure it isn't, and even if it is its still better than anything I can get in a grocery store.

/so once again I ask...
//who's the j/o now?
///hint: its you.
 
2012-10-03 04:14:34 PM  
Even Red Lobster has it's place - like when I can't find a place around here that serves a pile of fried shrimp for a decent price. And when I'm at a finer seafood place, I'm not ordering fried shrimp.

/ I just found out that my man is going to make fish with shrimp and cheese grits with homemade "comeback" sauce for dinner tonight, I anticipate this to be better than Red Lobster
// maybe homemade garlic cheddar biscuits are in order
 
2012-10-03 05:03:30 PM  

halB: I only eat sea food if I'm within 20 miles of an active port. And if I'm there, I sure as hell ain't eating at Red Lobster. When you've spent your whole life by the ocean, frozen just won't cut it.

This.. for the love of god this. I will say Dead Lobster's cheese biscuits are awesome. Thier clam chowder isn't bad either. Hey it was a company event that i was forced to attend.
 
2012-10-03 05:48:19 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: Do they serve Dungeness Crab yet? I miss that about California.

/Blue crabs suck

Really? I prefer blue crab to dungeness and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Of course I've never had blue crab that wasn't pulled from the Chesapeake bay though. If they come from warmer waters the flavor is likely different.

Blue crabs remind me of the rock crabs we used to throw back in the water when crabbing off of Northern California. They have stringy meat.

I've had that happen when the season was just starting or ending before. I usually only take rock crab for their claws myself. But you are right, I've never had that happen with dungeness. Blue crabs have a more buttery taste to me though if that makes any sense, where do you get yours from?


I must agree with muck. Dungeness are the best crab. I'd take a blue before a snow however.

Usually mine come out of Tillamook Bay, and we cook and eat them within hours. YMMV
 
2012-10-03 06:42:32 PM  

2words1finger: RoyHobbs22: 2words1finger: RoyHobbs22: 2words1finger: Screw all you haters, I loves me some Red Lobster... and if any of you jackholes can find some other readily available place where I can get a steaming platter of crab legs without being gouged on the price, I'd love to know about it (and no, Joe's Crab Shack does not count, their prices are worse than RL and their atmosphere is farking annoying)

The grocery store you j/o. It is pretty farking easy to steam crab legs and melt butter, shiat you could do both in the microwave which is probably how they do it at RL.

Please show me a grocery store where you can get raw crab legs for a reasonable price. Even the very high-end stores I've been to only sell that wretched pre-cooked crab that consists of laughably small legs which invariably tastes like ass and are rubbery.

/who's the j/o now?
//not even sure what "j/o" means, but am assuming it is an insult

j/o = jack off

wretched pre-cooked crab = the same shiat they are serving you at RL.

Mmmm, no I'm pretty sure it isn't, and even if it is its still better than anything I can get in a grocery store.

/so once again I ask...
//who's the j/o now?
///hint: its you.


I thought we were all jackholes?
 
2012-10-03 07:21:51 PM  
If you live more than 30 minutes from the ocean you have no business posting here. Frozen fish is inferior, do you like frozen Beef also. Lobster, crabs, and clams must be cooked while still alive because they deteriorate quickly once dead possibly making you sick. Calling Lobster, crabs, or clams "fresh" is retarded. If they're alive they're fresh except in the case that clams can last a month in the fridge. Lobster will live 3 or 4 days in the fridge. If you didn't grow up around seafood or in a family that fished for a living like I did your opinion is worthless. BTW Red Lobster is the only restaurant I've ever walked out of after the appetizer made me vomit.
 
2012-10-03 08:14:50 PM  

laid back w/bud light: If you live more than 30 minutes from the ocean you have no business posting here. Frozen fish is inferior, do you like frozen Beef also. Lobster, crabs, and clams must be cooked while still alive because they deteriorate quickly once dead possibly making you sick. Calling Lobster, crabs, or clams "fresh" is retarded. If they're alive they're fresh except in the case that clams can last a month in the fridge. Lobster will live 3 or 4 days in the fridge. If you didn't grow up around seafood or in a family that fished for a living like I did your opinion is worthless. BTW Red Lobster is the only restaurant I've ever walked out of after the appetizer made me vomit.


Have another beer and get more laid back. You sound a little tense.
 
2012-10-03 08:17:05 PM  

grinnel: kimmygibblershomework: proteus_b: Thresher: This "sushi" experience happened to me too! I had some dried up old beef (at least I think it was beef) on some plain rice. And a coke. The farking bill for 6 of us was $500 and these asshats wanted to split it 6 ways. I don't often object, but that wasn't going to happen.

farking a, where the hell do you live? i live in a place where eggs benedict will run you near twenty bucks, but you can get sushi for two with miso soups and an app and a beer apiece for about fifty...

Can you recommend a way to send back a sushi roll that is not to your liking or that has that loose roll they reserve for white college students? Also it has been 7 years since I have found non-rotten yellow fin :( Is there some sort of overfishing shortage that you know of?

I have not had the same difficulties finding fresh hamachi in the past several years. I know recently, with the meltdown, Japanese fish and scallops shortages had a huge impact on the seafood market. Have you tried kona kompachi? It's another jack that is farmed off of Hawaii, and it is delicious


I'll have to look/ask around for it :) Thanks for the tip :)
 
2012-10-03 08:34:44 PM  
As a born and bred New Englander, I solemnly swear never to consume so much as a single morsel at a Red Lobster establishment.
/Fish and chips are Friday night dinner!
 
2012-10-03 08:36:39 PM  

macadamnut: Maine is the only US state without a Red Lobster franchise.

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I lived in Portland for 2 years, who'd want to go there when you can get the real deal at a fraction of the cost, and a dividend of quality!
 
2012-10-03 08:53:11 PM  

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


Favoritemonster: As a born and bred New Englander, I solemnly swear never to consume so much as a single morsel at a Red Lobster establishment.
/Fish and chips are Friday night dinner!


Born in Fitchburg, MA, spent half my life in MA & CT. What Red Lobster does to seafood should be considered a hanging offense.

I still dream about a Rocky Point shore dinner - I was a teen the last time I had one. They're closed now, the end of an era, and I miss them so.
 
2012-10-03 09:49:09 PM  
kimmygibblershomework
So you expect me to take advice on seafood from someone living 2 thousand miles from a saltwater fish? GFY, talk to me when your family has 50 years of living off the sea. Michigan is what? a hotbed for icefishing? You send me some walleye fillets, I'll send you some striper fillets
 
2012-10-03 10:16:21 PM  

laid back w/bud light: kimmygibblershomework
So you expect me to take advice on seafood from someone living 2 thousand miles from a saltwater fish? GFY, talk to me when your family has 50 years of living off the sea. Michigan is what? a hotbed for icefishing? You send me some walleye fillets, I'll send you some striper fillets


Could you possibly be any more of an arrogant judgmental coastie douchebag prick? Here's the deal about those of us who claim to kind of enjoy Red Lobster... most of us don't have the luxury of living right next to the farking ocean, so have to take what we can get and make the best of it. Maybe it is crap to folks like you who can just hop in the family fishing boat and trawl for your own Lobster (or however in the fark you catch them,,, some kind of little trap, I think), but to those of us who DO live 2000 miles from the coast don't have that pleasure. Christ, how would you like it if I started slamming on you coasties about not being able to discern a decent steak even if the cow it came from bit you in the ass? I don't see a lot of cattle ranches in New England, so by your logic you'd better never claim to know a damn thing about beef. Oh and that "family has 50 years of living off the sea" crap is meaningless arrogant BS.

Christ on a crutch, lighten the fark up, Francis.
 
2012-10-04 01:01:24 AM  

Chafed Willi: Try to get a proper Monte Cristo anywhere but bennigans. Not happening.


Now I'm just embarrassed for you.

thegod082: 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.


I was nice to him on that day, and you know, we paid, not him, so I'm not sure how I'm either an asshole or ungrateful for thinking it was a dumb place to go and helping to pay. Am I not allowed to have opinions that are different than others, even if fark is the only place I voice them? That's kind of a hellish existence. I think I'll just be a secret asshole then.

For the record I'm also mad at three individuals who, on separate conference trips, induced a group of us to go to a 'great' restaurant that ended up being (1) a food court, and (2) a chain brewery (and several people didn't drink) and (3) a taco truck, not a good one either. I'm not a snob, there are great places where you can get a meatball sub or a slice of pizza that is farking awesome, and there are places that basically suck ass, why are so many people unable to tell the difference?
 
2012-10-04 01:02:37 AM  

laid back w/bud light: If you live more than 30 minutes from the ocean you have no business posting here. Frozen fish is inferior, do you like frozen Beef also. Lobster, crabs, and clams must be cooked while still alive because they deteriorate quickly once dead possibly making you sick. Calling Lobster, crabs, or clams "fresh" is retarded. If they're alive they're fresh except in the case that clams can last a month in the fridge. Lobster will live 3 or 4 days in the fridge. If you didn't grow up around seafood or in a family that fished for a living like I did your opinion is worthless. BTW Red Lobster is the only restaurant I've ever walked out of after the appetizer made me vomit.


Wow, and ITG with a fish fetish.
 
2012-10-04 08:50:54 AM  

laid back w/bud light: kimmygibblershomework
So you expect me to take advice on seafood from someone living 2 thousand miles from a saltwater fish? GFY, talk to me when your family has 50 years of living off the sea. Michigan is what? a hotbed for icefishing? You send me some walleye fillets, I'll send you some striper fillets


Well I was trying to be nice. I actually grew up a large portion of my teenage and young adult years in Brunswick. Heck even help set up an oyster farm with a friend on Emerald Isle two summers ago and still build little microcomputers for algae food growth for various hatcheries for extra loot. We are here in this shiathole finishing the wife's PhD ya ignorant ass I could give a flying fark if that is good enough for you. Got other things going on.

Why are you such an asshole? Probably because your daddy made you work on a fishing boat and didn't hug you. Maybe you should move away from your parents. People can move like I did and will do a couple of more times. Gives ya a more worldly view ;)
 
2012-10-04 04:21:09 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Benadryl

lulz

That wouldn't work for me since I'm allergic to Benadryl.

This is the allergen menu (PDF) that they give you upon request.


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I'm also allergic to Benadryl - and while they tried to tell me that it's the dye in the medication - trust me, it's Benadryl.
 
2012-10-05 02:00:30 PM  

laid back w/bud light: If you live more than 30 minutes from the ocean you have no business posting here. Frozen fish is inferior, do you like frozen Beef also. Lobster, crabs, and clams must be cooked while still alive because they deteriorate quickly once dead possibly making you sick. Calling Lobster, crabs, or clams "fresh" is retarded. If they're alive they're fresh except in the case that clams can last a month in the fridge. Lobster will live 3 or 4 days in the fridge. If you didn't grow up around seafood or in a family that fished for a living like I did your opinion is worthless. BTW Red Lobster is the only restaurant I've ever walked out of after the appetizer made me vomit.


fark off, I'll post where and when I want, coont.

/lives within 5 miles of the ocean
 
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