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2012-10-02 07:04:46 PM  
41 votes:
I veto Red Lobster because I do like sea food.
2012-10-02 07:13:41 PM  
7 votes:
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 07:24:02 PM  
6 votes:

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 07:23:20 PM  
6 votes:
"That guy" (or gal) who recommends we go to Red Lobster for seafood gets vetoed from the group
2012-10-02 07:05:24 PM  
6 votes:
Dude, their cheesy biscuits are amazing.
2012-10-02 07:16:16 PM  
5 votes:
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 09:03:42 PM  
4 votes:
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 10:12:43 PM  
3 votes:

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 09:38:31 PM  
3 votes:
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 09:16:09 PM  
3 votes:

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 08:33:29 PM  
3 votes:
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 08:18:15 PM  
3 votes:
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 07:31:24 PM  
3 votes:
How can someone NOT like seafood. That's like saying you don't like cheese. Even the lactose intolerant love cheese.
2012-10-02 07:27:33 PM  
3 votes:

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


THIS!! COOK AT HOME!
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2012-10-02 07:23:18 PM  
3 votes:
I veto Red Lobster because I can only eat so much butter-like grease food substance.
2012-10-02 06:58:18 PM  
3 votes:
In my group, the veto comes from the person who says Red Lobster food is too salty.
2012-10-02 09:58:06 PM  
2 votes:

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 09:55:42 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:43:23 PM  
2 votes:

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 09:39:45 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:36:31 PM  
2 votes:

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 09:19:19 PM  
2 votes:

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 09:10:39 PM  
2 votes:
Red Lobster is stupid expensive for the garbage they serve.
2012-10-02 09:05:14 PM  
2 votes:
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 08:57:46 PM  
2 votes:

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 08:57:07 PM  
2 votes:
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 08:57:01 PM  
2 votes:

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 08:55:52 PM  
2 votes:

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 08:33:43 PM  
2 votes:

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

2012-10-02 07:12:09 PM  
2 votes:
Wait... Red Lobster had seafood?

/when did this happen?
2012-10-03 10:16:21 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-03 03:42:36 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:47:39 AM  
1 votes:
to=too - went to school when they taught grammar, but it's late.
2012-10-03 02:40:52 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-10-02 10:39:10 PM  
1 votes:
Why would anyone go to a FISH diner...that is allergic to fish?
2012-10-02 10:18:29 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:11:50 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:10:23 PM  
1 votes:
Do they serve Dungeness Crab yet? I miss that about California.

/Blue crabs suck
2012-10-02 10:10:21 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:05:43 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:57:32 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:39:30 PM  
1 votes:
Maine is the only US state without a Red Lobster franchise.

www.15q.net

www.6nobacon.com
2012-10-02 09:30:47 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:21:50 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:21:16 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:19:05 PM  
1 votes:
Going to Red Lobster for seafood is like going to McDonalds for Kobe Beef.
2012-10-02 09:17:09 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:15:14 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:14:35 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:13:02 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:11:47 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:11:34 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:11:08 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:07:03 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:06:59 PM  
1 votes:
Allergies are God's way of attempting to correct some of his mistakes...
2012-10-02 09:05:09 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:00:23 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:56:51 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:55:26 PM  
1 votes:
Since when is Red Lobster a restaurant?
2012-10-02 08:27:15 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:10:28 PM  
1 votes:
You go to Red Lobster only once per year, and that's for Endless Shrimp. Glorious gluttony.
2012-10-02 08:08:09 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:41:01 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:40:12 PM  
1 votes:

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?!
 
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