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(NBC New York)   13 NJ TGI Fridays accused of selling well drinks labeled as premium brands, also not wearing enough flair   (nbcnewyork.com ) divider line
    More: Asinine, customer complaint, premiums, Marlboro, New Jersey  
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5016 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 May 2013 at 4:54 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-05-22 03:51:02 PM  
3 votes:
This might explain why my last screaming orgasm wasn't up to par.
2013-05-22 03:14:25 PM  
3 votes:
If you are paying for top shelf in your mixed drink, you deserve what you get.
2013-05-22 05:48:31 PM  
1 vote:

Treygreen13: I think most places where they'd get a martini wrong aren't a good place to order one. But I've had that problem before. Nice place, lots of "craft cocktails" and when I ask for a martini they start to reach for the vodka. Then they get all indignant when I tell them I want a gin martini. "You should have specified." Uh, no.


If that is the default reaction to one of the most standard cocktails, then that person shouldn't be permitted to tend bar.

/and anyone who has actually formally trained to be behind a bar would know that.
2013-05-22 05:30:17 PM  
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unyon: The very idea of a premium vodka is a joke. Vodka is the absence of flavour.


Not much of a drinker, and when I do I normally drink beer, but every time I walk by the hard liquor aisle in the grocery store and see all the flavored vodkas, I think "Whatever happened to vodka-flavored vodka?"
2013-05-22 05:14:24 PM  
1 vote:
TGI Friday's is horrible. Whenever I order a Screaming Viking there, it's impossible to get one with a bruised cucumber.
2013-05-22 05:13:47 PM  
1 vote:

keepitcherry: NASAM: Red Shirt Blues: EvilEgg: If you are paying for top shelf in your mixed drink, you deserve what you get.

This. Made waaaay too many Crown and Cokes when I was a bartender.

Crown is not top shelf.  Crown is garbage.

Oh look, it's that guy.


Which one?  The one that recognizes and appreciates good whiskey?
2013-05-22 05:12:05 PM  
1 vote:

NASAM: Red Shirt Blues: EvilEgg: If you are paying for top shelf in your mixed drink, you deserve what you get.

This. Made waaaay too many Crown and Cokes when I was a bartender.

Crown is not top shelf.  Crown is garbage.


Crown isn't garbage- overrated perhaps, but not garbage.  It's not proper rye, though.  That corn blend that gives it sweetness and drinkability straight cuts too much of the edge off the rye.

Good rye whiskey, drunk straight, should start like lighter fluid and end like a chainsaw.
2013-05-22 05:05:51 PM  
1 vote:

Sybarite: I can't believe the discerning customers at TGI Fridays couldn't tell the difference.


TFA: "Officials said more than 100 state investigators worked on the probe, which involved customer complaints..."
2013-05-22 05:02:59 PM  
1 vote:

basemetal: EvilEgg: If you are paying for top shelf in your mixed drink, you deserve what you get.

Meh, if you want to drink yours straight, go for it.  Myself, if I want some tonic and a lime with my Bombay Sapphire, that's my own damned business.

/and bartenders, I can tell the difference and will send it back


You probably can (I can for sure) - incidentally try Citadelle if you like Bombay Sapphire...

*BUT* most people can't.

I had a poor friend in college who was dating a high dollar girl who constantly made him buy top shelf drinks for her (gin - Bombay Sapphire actually). Since I was a big gin guy and girls normally aren't, I was curious if she even knew the difference between that and wells. -Honestly I'm impressed by anyone who appreciates gin, especially the girls.

So I did a taste test on her for two drinks... she failed... I told her she was right... and let my friend know his drink bills were about to get a *lot* cheaper with this one.
2013-05-22 05:01:07 PM  
1 vote:

EvilEgg: If you are paying for top shelf in your mixed drink, you deserve what you get.


Truth.
2013-05-22 05:00:32 PM  
1 vote:

Red Shirt Blues: EvilEgg: If you are paying for top shelf in your mixed drink, you deserve what you get.

This. Made waaaay too many Crown and Cokes when I was a bartender.


Crown is not top shelf.  Crown is garbage.
2013-05-22 04:57:29 PM  
1 vote:

calbert: [res.moviezine.se.s3-external-3.amazonaws.com image 490x325]

/obscure?


I wager there's hardly a single Farker who has ever seen that movie.
2013-05-22 04:38:28 PM  
1 vote:

unyon: factoryconnection: EvilEgg: If you are paying for top shelf in your mixed drink, you deserve what you get.

Exactly.  The only way you can pass off Evan Williams black-label as Woodford Reserve is when it is mixed with Coke.

DRTFA, but knowing Jersey and TGIF clientele, I'm thinking that it was probably Fleischmann's Vodka and sprite instead of Grey Goose and sprite, as if anyone could tell the difference.  In fact, I've heard Kirkland-brand Vodka and Grey Goose are distilled in the same place.

The very idea of a premium vodka is a joke.  Vodka is the absence of flavour.  The best vodka is pure ethanol.


I think you answered your own question.
 
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