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2013-12-30 01:02:54 PM  
"premium" open bar

On New Years Eve in Times Square?!? Plus food?! Only $375.


I'd do it.
 
2013-12-30 02:24:16 PM  
The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.
 
2013-12-30 02:29:10 PM  

Sybarite: The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.


I wondered about that.  Shouldn't it run till at least 1am?  When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.
 
2013-12-30 02:36:26 PM  
i1.ytimg.com

We brought you to the best place in town.
Inside are the most pathetic people in the city with nothing to live for.
It's like Applebee's, with a bar.
Oh, wait, Applebee's has a bar.
It's like Applebee's.
 
2013-12-30 02:55:55 PM  
Applebee's, that hallowed staple of affordable, family-friendly, no-headaches American dining, is converting its Times Square location

Non story. Should bring in the chain restaurant haters, which is nearly all of Fark.
 
2013-12-30 03:12:54 PM  

DanZero: Applebee's, that hallowed staple of affordable, family-friendly, no-headaches American dining, is converting its Times Square location

Non story. Should bring in the chain restaurant haters, which is nearly all of Fark.


That moose on the wall wearing sunglasses and a sombrero isn't going to sleep with you, dude.
 
2013-12-30 03:21:33 PM  

DanZero: Applebee's, that hallowed staple of affordable, family-friendly, no-headaches American dining, is converting its Times Square location

Non story. Should bring in the chain restaurant haters, which is nearly all of Fark.


That just makes it worse.
 
2013-12-30 03:31:35 PM  

BizarreMan: Sybarite: The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.

I wondered about that.  Shouldn't it run till at least 1am?  When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.


THREE!  TWO!  ONE!  NOW GTFO!
 
2013-12-30 03:35:48 PM  
Applebees in Time's Square? So you'll be rubbing shoulders with such A-listers as Lyle and Gertrude from Podunk, NE
 
2013-12-30 03:58:27 PM  
I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.
 
2013-12-30 03:59:39 PM  
And then there's the fact that you'd be in the middle of over a million people trying to get to the subway.  No thanks!  The gf and I are staying in Astoria and having dinner at our favorite restaurant, just three blocks from home (and at less than half the cost).

/my birthday is New Year's Day too
//double celebration
 
2013-12-30 04:00:27 PM  

Diogenes: BizarreMan: Sybarite: The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.

I wondered about that.  Shouldn't it run till at least 1am?  When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.

THREE!  TWO!  ONE!  NOW GTFO!


I think the idea is that you stagger out into the square at11.59 to watch the ball drop live, and then wake up in New Jersey Thursday morning without your pants.
 
2013-12-30 04:01:11 PM  

Headso: I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.


The problem is there are too many tourist idiots who would rather eat at a place they consider to be classy that they are comfortable with, than try some place new.
 
2013-12-30 04:01:26 PM  
How about we go get kicked out of an Applebee's?

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2013-12-30 04:01:40 PM  
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/too obscure/subtle?
 
2013-12-30 04:02:02 PM  
This surprises me so much! I mean, who would have thought that times square even had an Applebee's.
 
2013-12-30 04:03:10 PM  

BizarreMan: Headso: I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.

The problem is there are too many tourist idiots who would rather eat at a place they consider to be classy that they are comfortable with, than try some place new.


You don't have kids, do you?
 
2013-12-30 04:03:29 PM  
Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)
 
2013-12-30 04:03:31 PM  
From the Comments section:
sallyedelstein 4 hours ago

From Applebees to the Waldorf Astoria on New Years Eve....how times have changed.
Growing up I felt like Cinderella permitted to stay up to the stroke of midnight and watch along with millions of TV viewers as Guy Lombardo and his Canadian Mounties rang in the New Year broadcasting live from the glamorous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC.

The epitome of high-bred good taste, the New Year extravaganza was telecast live from the famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel located on fashionable Park Avenue, where New York's glamorous high society would welcome in the new year. For one night only, I too would be a part of "those who know life's more sophisticated pleasures."

Earth to Sally.  Earth to Sally.
 
2013-12-30 04:04:01 PM  

Headso: I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.


Olive Garden and Red Lobster always have disclaimers on tv that say prices higher in times square and Hawaii
 
2013-12-30 04:04:37 PM  

BizarreMan: Headso: I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.

The problem is there are too many tourist idiots who would rather eat at a place they consider to be classy that they are comfortable with, than try some place new.


I wonder if they lie about where they ate when they go home? "ohh yeah, we went to this little hole in the all the concierge recommended, it was sooooo good!"
 
2013-12-30 04:06:37 PM  

MFAWG: Diogenes: BizarreMan: Sybarite: The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.

I wondered about that.  Shouldn't it run till at least 1am?  When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.

THREE!  TWO!  ONE!  NOW GTFO!

I think the idea is that you stagger out into the square at 11.59 to watch the ball drop live, and then wake up in New Jersey Thursday morning without your pants kidney.


FTFY
 
2013-12-30 04:07:35 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Headso: I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.

Olive Garden and Red Lobster always have disclaimers on tv that say prices higher in times square and Hawaii


There is an Olive Garden and Red Lobster in Times Square???
 
2013-12-30 04:07:56 PM  

Cajnik: Applebees in Time's Square? So you'll be rubbing shoulders with such A-listers as Lyle and Gertrude from Podunk, NE


Easy now.  These are my parents and all of us kids saved up all year to finance this bucket list trip for them.  We even went so far as to get them  all new smallclothes from Mr. Haney when he came by in his wagon.  Mom's pretty excited as she hasn't been on the Greyhound bus since Uncle Lester moved back from Capital City 10 years back.  Dad's been practicing all of his uppity high falooting city slicker moves and can't wait to ride on them moving stairs - Mom's hoping he doesn't spend too much time on them as she wants to make sure that they get a good booth at Applebees.  The town newspaper man even stopped  by to interview Mom and Dad and wants them to send a postcard back so that he can update the town folk.  We haven't had this much excitement around these parts since Ms. Helen's pet pig gave birth indoors.
 
2013-12-30 04:09:29 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)


They just closed something like 9 of them here in Northern Illinois (Chicago burbs), due to bankruptcy. Don't think they are maintaining that business model very well, or actually being that successful.
 
2013-12-30 04:10:51 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)


I assume you work for Applebee's.
 
2013-12-30 04:11:50 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)


So when people from out of town visit, do you take them to Applebee's to impress them? Since I assume you can afford it.
 
2013-12-30 04:12:24 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it


Bwhahahahaahahaha no.

I can afford better places.
 
2013-12-30 04:12:36 PM  
For a cool $375, you can buy your way into the party, which, according to an Applebee's spokesperson, will include "a ton of food" prepared by "some fairly sophisticated culinary people,"

i.imgur.com


What a fairly sophisticated Applebee's culinary person may look like.
 
2013-12-30 04:12:37 PM  

Prey4reign: MFAWG: Diogenes: BizarreMan: Sybarite: The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.

I wondered about that.  Shouldn't it run till at least 1am?  When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.

THREE!  TWO!  ONE!  NOW GTFO!

I think the idea is that you stagger out into the square at 11.59 to watch the ball drop live, and then wake up in New Jersey Thursday morning without your pants kidney.

FTFY


Whynotboth.jpeg?
 
2013-12-30 04:13:51 PM  

QueenMamaBee: I Like Shiny Things: Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)

I assume you work for Applebee's.


he's their director of marketing, trolling fark threads is the best idea he has come up with so far.
 
2013-12-30 04:14:09 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: "premium" open bar

On New Years Eve in Times Square?!? Plus food?! Only $375.


I'd do it.


No kidding.  It's not exactly the Applebee's off I-10 5 miles outside Bumfark, TX on a random Monday night.  You get food, booze, and you're in Time Square for the new year.
 
2013-12-30 04:14:29 PM  

BizarreMan: The problem is there are too many tourist idiots who would rather eat at a place they consider to be classy that they are comfortable with, than try some place new.


Why would anyone be comfortable with Crapplebees?
 
2013-12-30 04:15:57 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)


You started off strong, then yougot greedy and it went off the rails
2/10
 
2013-12-30 04:16:01 PM  
Needs to be followed up.  I want to see pics of this.  Just looking at them in the comfort of my home would be enough to feel awkward.
 
2013-12-30 04:16:59 PM  
Please tell me they set up port-a-pottys somewhere.
 
2013-12-30 04:17:51 PM  

farm machine: Cajnik: Applebees in Time's Square? So you'll be rubbing shoulders with such A-listers as Lyle and Gertrude from Podunk, NE

Easy now.  These are my parents and all of us kids saved up all year to finance this bucket list trip for them.  We even went so far as to get them  all new smallclothes from Mr. Haney when he came by in his wagon.  Mom's pretty excited as she hasn't been on the Greyhound bus since Uncle Lester moved back from Capital City 10 years back.  Dad's been practicing all of his uppity high falooting city slicker moves and can't wait to ride on them moving stairs - Mom's hoping he doesn't spend too much time on them as she wants to make sure that they get a good booth at Applebees.  The town newspaper man even stopped  by to interview Mom and Dad and wants them to send a postcard back so that he can update the town folk.  We haven't had this much excitement around these parts since Ms. Helen's pet pig gave birth indoors.


www.raywenderlich.com
 
2013-12-30 04:18:10 PM  
You can order something "grilled".
 
2013-12-30 04:18:27 PM  

MFAWG: Diogenes: BizarreMan: Sybarite: The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.

I wondered about that.  Shouldn't it run till at least 1am?  When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.

THREE!  TWO!  ONE!  NOW GTFO!

I think the idea is that you stagger out into the square at11.59 to watch the ball drop live, and then wake up in New Jersey Thursday morning without your pants.


Pffft.  Tourists on amateur night.  Like I need an excuse for that.
 
2013-12-30 04:20:23 PM  

BizarreMan: I wondered about that. Shouldn't it run till at least 1am? When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.


A few years ago I was at a bowling alley with some friends and they were advertising their upcoming New Year's Eve party.   The hours for the party were listed as 7pm to 10pm.
 
2013-12-30 04:21:10 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: For a cool $375, you can buy your way into the party, which, according to an Applebee's spokesperson, will include "a ton of food" prepared by "some fairly sophisticated culinary people,"

[i.imgur.com image 400x534]

What a fairly sophisticated Applebee's culinary person may look like.



Actually he has his own restaurant now:  http://www.balldrop.com/  ($75/person)
 
2013-12-30 04:21:44 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: "premium" open bar

On New Years Eve in Times Square?!? Plus food?! Only $375.


I'd do it.


No joke.  Subby's snob is showing.
 
2013-12-30 04:24:01 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: "premium" open bar

On New Years Eve in Times Square?!? Plus food?! Only $375.


I'd do it.


Does it include the hostess rental?
 
2013-12-30 04:24:14 PM  

BizarreMan: Headso: I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.

The problem is there are too many tourist idiots who would rather eat at a place they consider to be classy that they are comfortable with, than try some place new.


I don't do it for every meal, but when I go on vacation, I tend to eat at least a couple times at a familiar place just so I know I'll have a predictable meal. I ate at a McDonald's in Playa del Carmen once. I also had a fried octopus thing at a smaller place in downtown Cozumel that the cabbie recommended. I would totally eat at the Applebees in NYC if I was there for a week.
 
2013-12-30 04:24:20 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'd do it.


So would I but I would eat somewhere else first.
 
2013-12-30 04:25:10 PM  

Headso: tourists would be ashamed


If there's one thing I've learned from living most of my life in the DC area, it's that cars with two- or three-digit DC license plates tend to be driven by assholes.

If there's a second thing, though, it's that tourists have no shame.
 
2013-12-30 04:25:42 PM  

GORDON: The Stealth Hippopotamus: "premium" open bar

On New Years Eve in Times Square?!? Plus food?! Only $375.


I'd do it.

No joke.  Subby's snob is showing.


Yeah, you'd have to be an idiot not to shell out $375 to spend New Years at a chain restaurant that closes at midnight.
 
2013-12-30 04:25:48 PM  

GORDON: The Stealth Hippopotamus: "premium" open bar

On New Years Eve in Times Square?!? Plus food?! Only $375.

I'd do it.

No joke.  Subby's snob is showing.


Well, it's Applebee's food, right? So you're talking $20 worth of mediocre and good luck drinking $375 worth of booze in four hours (I'm sure some of you could, go nuts!)

As an old guy who thinks everyone who lives in NYC is insane, I say "hell no". I'll probably be spending about $40 tops for new years with the wife and a few friends. I'd consider $375 if sex with supermodels was included.
 
2013-12-30 04:26:20 PM  

jonny_q: I don't do it for every meal, but when I go on vacation, I tend to eat at least a couple times at a familiar place just so I know I'll have a predictable meal. I ate at a McDonald's in Playa del Carmen once. I also had a fried octopus thing at a smaller place in downtown Cozumel that the cabbie recommended. I would totally eat at the Applebees in NYC if I was there for a week.


We hit McDonalds in Tokyo once.  But it was have six days of gorging ourselves on the local food.  Sometimes you just need something familiar.
 
2013-12-30 04:26:42 PM  
My coworkers gave me a gift certificate for Applebees for my birthday.  They lady who bought is incensed that I still have not used it yet.
 
2013-12-30 04:27:22 PM  

BizarreMan: Sybarite: The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.

I wondered about that.  Shouldn't it run till at least 1am?  When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.


And that's before taking into consideration the fact that the party is being held at Applebee's in the first place.
 
2013-12-30 04:28:02 PM  

MFAWG: Diogenes: BizarreMan: Sybarite: The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.

I wondered about that.  Shouldn't it run till at least 1am?  When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.

THREE!  TWO!  ONE!  NOW GTFO!

I think the idea is that you stagger out into the square at11.59 to watch the ball drop live, and then wake up in New Jersey Thursday morning without your pants.


Sign me up!
 
2013-12-30 04:28:40 PM  

theflatline: My coworkers gave me a gift certificate for Applebees for my birthday.  They lady who bought is incensed that I still have not used it yet.


How does she know you haven't used it yet?
 
2013-12-30 04:28:56 PM  

Jument: GORDON: The Stealth Hippopotamus: "premium" open bar

On New Years Eve in Times Square?!? Plus food?! Only $375.

I'd do it.

No joke.  Subby's snob is showing.

Well, it's Applebee's food, right? So you're talking $20 worth of mediocre and good luck drinking $375 worth of booze in four hours (I'm sure some of you could, go nuts!)

As an old guy who thinks everyone who lives in NYC is insane, I say "hell no". I'll probably be spending about $40 tops for new years with the wife and a few friends. I'd consider $375 if sex with supermodels was included.



We will be going to a four-course prix fixe meal at our favorite Italian restaurant for $105/person which includes wine pairings with each course, a champagne toast at midnight and prizes throughout the meal (we have a 10:00 seating).  While it isn't cheap, it's nowhere as expensive as Times Square and the food is incredible.
 
2013-12-30 04:29:09 PM  
Personally, I like to stop and start each year with a Chicken Fajita Roll-up for good luck. This tradition goes back to the Aztecs.
 
2013-12-30 04:29:44 PM  
I was at a restaurant in Belgium--the mecca for beer lovers--and was shocked to see Budweiser on the menu.  I asked the waiter about it, and he said they keep it on the menu for American tourists.
 
2013-12-30 04:30:03 PM  

Cajnik: I Like Shiny Things: Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)

So when people from out of town visit, do you take them to Applebee's to impress them? Since I assume you can afford it.


Um, no, I wouldn't do that. It is not that type of restaurant, but I think you are such a clever guy that you already knew that?

I'd actually take them to Berns steakhouse, since you asked.

Applebee's isn't a 'impress the potential clients' type of place, since you asked.

Just a heads up for you, not everyone picks restaurants to impress others.

I eat out 6 nites a week. Sunday is reserved for whatever I put on the smoker.

I'd love to eat at Berns 6 nites a week, but that place is at least 200 for 2. I wish I could afford that 6 times a week , but I cannot. I'm sorry that doesn't impress you. I wish I had a killer IT admin job. Then I could only eat at gourmet restaurants like you.

However, I can afford moderately priced chains and local places 6 times a week. Its good food for a fair price. Applebees, Olive Garden, Outback, Longhorn, Chilis, Ruby Tuesdays.

For a $50 meal, those places are YUMMY, and anyone who says otherwise is cray-cray.
 
2013-12-30 04:33:02 PM  

farm machine: Cajnik: Applebees in Time's Square? So you'll be rubbing shoulders with such A-listers as Lyle and Gertrude from Podunk, NE

Easy now.  These are my parents and all of us kids saved up all year to finance this bucket list trip for them.  We even went so far as to get them  all new smallclothes from Mr. Haney when he came by in his wagon.  Mom's pretty excited as she hasn't been on the Greyhound bus since Uncle Lester moved back from Capital City 10 years back.  Dad's been practicing all of his uppity high falooting city slicker moves and can't wait to ride on them moving stairs - Mom's hoping he doesn't spend too much time on them as she wants to make sure that they get a good booth at Applebees.  The town newspaper man even stopped  by to interview Mom and Dad and wants them to send a postcard back so that he can update the town folk.  We haven't had this much excitement around these parts since Ms. Helen's pet pig gave birth indoors.


I am just surprised the Bubba-Gump Shrimp place next door hasn't driven them both out of business.
 
2013-12-30 04:33:04 PM  
I used to want to go to times square for new years at least once, but since NY went all police state and caged everyone in I think ill pass on it.
 
2013-12-30 04:33:09 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Applebee's isn't a 'impress the potential clients' type of place, since you asked.


Chili's is the new golf course, breh.
 
2013-12-30 04:33:53 PM  

groppet: I used to want to go to times square for new years at least once, but since NY went all police state and caged everyone in I think ill pass on it.


it's going to get to the point where the only people there are cops.
 
2013-12-30 04:34:30 PM  

GuyFawkes: We will be going to a four-course prix fixe meal at our favorite Italian restaurant for $105/person which includes wine pairings with each course, a champagne toast at midnight and prizes throughout the meal (we have a 10:00 seating). While it isn't cheap, it's nowhere as expensive as Times Square and the food is incredible.


Location Location Location.

Jument: Well, it's Applebee's food, right? So you're talking $20 worth of mediocre and good luck drinking $375 worth of booze in four hours (I'm sure some of you could, go nuts!)


Well if you familiar with NYC at all you know that you could be shelling out big bucks for just one drink. That would 7-8 drinks at a trendy bar.
 
2013-12-30 04:36:07 PM  

DrBrownCow: I was at a restaurant in Belgium--the mecca for beer lovers--and was shocked to see Budweiser on the menu.  I asked the waiter about it, and he said they keep it on the menu for American tourists.


What is sad is that if you go to most any pub in the UK or Europe these days you will see Budweiser or some similiar American piss water on tap.  And its not for the tourists.
 
2013-12-30 04:38:57 PM  

HempHead: farm machine: Cajnik: Applebees in Time's Square? So you'll be rubbing shoulders with such A-listers as Lyle and Gertrude from Podunk, NE

Easy now.  These are my parents and all of us kids saved up all year to finance this bucket list trip for them.  We even went so far as to get them  all new smallclothes from Mr. Haney when he came by in his wagon.  Mom's pretty excited as she hasn't been on the Greyhound bus since Uncle Lester moved back from Capital City 10 years back.  Dad's been practicing all of his uppity high falooting city slicker moves and can't wait to ride on them moving stairs - Mom's hoping he doesn't spend too much time on them as she wants to make sure that they get a good booth at Applebees.  The town newspaper man even stopped  by to interview Mom and Dad and wants them to send a postcard back so that he can update the town folk.  We haven't had this much excitement around these parts since Ms. Helen's pet pig gave birth indoors.

I am just surprised the Bubba-Gump Shrimp place next door hasn't driven them both out of business.


They have cute tshirts :)
 
2013-12-30 04:39:04 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Cajnik: I Like Shiny Things: Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)

So when people from out of town visit, do you take them to Applebee's to impress them? Since I assume you can afford it.

Um, no, I wouldn't do that. It is not that type of restaurant, but I think you are such a clever guy that you already knew that?

I'd actually take them to Berns steakhouse, since you asked.

Applebee's isn't a 'impress the potential clients' type of place, since you asked.

Just a heads up for you, not everyone picks restaurants to impress others.

I eat out 6 nites a week. Sunday is reserved for whatever I put on the smoker.

I'd love to eat at Berns 6 nites a week, but that place is at least 200 for 2. I wish I could afford that 6 times a week , but I cannot. I'm sorry that doesn't impress you. I wish I had a killer IT admin job. Then I could only eat at gourmet restaurants like you.

However, I can afford moderately priced chains and local places 6 times a week. Its good food for a fair price. Applebees, Olive Garden, Outback, Longhorn, Chilis, Ruby Tuesdays.

For a $50 meal, those places are YUMMY, and anyone who says otherwise is cray-cray.


You sound like you have high blood pressure. Might wanna cut back on the sodium.

"Just a heads up"
 
2013-12-30 04:39:20 PM  
This is right up there with the Valentine's Day candlelight dinner at Waffle House.
 
2013-12-30 04:41:14 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well if you familiar with NYC at all you know that you could be shelling out big bucks for just one drink. That would 7-8 drinks at a trendy bar.


Which clubs in NY do you go to where the drinks are 50 bucks each?
 
2013-12-30 04:41:23 PM  

theflatline: My coworkers gave me a gift certificate for Applebees for my birthday.  They lady who bought is incensed that I still have not used it yet.


My old boss gave me a gc for there too.  It was very specific that you can't use it on booze, only food.
 
2013-12-30 04:43:06 PM  
How much is it if I bring my two toddlers also?

youoffendmeyouoffendmyfamily.com
 
2013-12-30 04:43:57 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: However, I can afford moderately priced chains and local places 6 times a week. Its good food for a fair price. Applebees, Olive Garden, Outback, Longhorn, Chilis, Ruby Tuesdays.

For a $50 meal, those places are YUMMY OVERPRICED, and anyone who says otherwise is cray-cray. has actually eaten good food

.

When I've been on 2-week business trips and been forced by the rest of the team to go to those places 13 nights in a row, I'm ready to kill somebody.

You can get really, really good ethnic (Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, Italian, Levant/Mediterranean, Eastern European) that's half the price, more interesting, and a hell of a lot healthier.
 
2013-12-30 04:44:08 PM  

LeroyBourne: theflatline: My coworkers gave me a gift certificate for Applebees for my birthday.  They lady who bought is incensed that I still have not used it yet.

My old boss gave me a gc for there too.  It was very specific that you can't use it on booze, only food.


Boo!  Why use it then?

/i've never really liked their food
//but i've been drunk in their bars
 
2013-12-30 04:44:54 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: However, I can afford moderately priced chains and local places 6 times a week. Its good food for a fair price. Applebees, Olive Garden, Outback, Longhorn, Chilis, Ruby Tuesdays.


I wonder how long a person could live if they actually ate like that for real, each meal would be like a weeks worth of salt and a few days worth of calories.
 
2013-12-30 04:45:48 PM  
Some of the local bars in Richmond would have shut ins (not for nearly this much). They were smaller and had a lot of the local or frequent visitors in their 20s. Those were really fun.  If I spent $400 for a New Years Party, it would need to be a nice hotel or someplace fancy,
 
2013-12-30 04:46:45 PM  

LeroyBourne: theflatline: My coworkers gave me a gift certificate for Applebees for my birthday.  They lady who bought is incensed that I still have not used it yet.

My old boss gave me a gc for there too.  It was very specific that you can't use it on booze, only food.


are you sure it just wasn't a coupon? that seems farked up, he gave applebees his cash and they gave him back a gift card that can't even be used on the same items as the cash he just gave them?
 
2013-12-30 04:46:58 PM  

FrancoFile: I Like Shiny Things: However, I can afford moderately priced chains and local places 6 times a week. Its good food for a fair price. Applebees, Olive Garden, Outback, Longhorn, Chilis, Ruby Tuesdays.

For a $50 meal, those places are YUMMY OVERPRICED, and anyone who says otherwise is cray-cray. has actually eaten good food.

When I've been on 2-week business trips and been forced by the rest of the team to go to those places 13 nights in a row, I'm ready to kill somebody.

You can get really, really good ethnic (Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, Italian, Levant/Mediterranean, Eastern European) that's half the price, more interesting, and a hell of a lot healthier.


Since Bern's was getting thrown around, I assume he lived in tampa. I lived there about 8 years ago, and outside of the local diners and a Thai place in Temple Terrace, the pickings were slim. Living in a big city gives you a lot of perspective in terms of food.

(I still love our home cooked creations over most food in restaurants... Sultan's excluded!)
 
2013-12-30 04:48:27 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: For a cool $375, you can buy your way into the party, which, according to an Applebee's spokesperson, will include "a ton of food" prepared by "some fairly sophisticated culinary people,"

[i.imgur.com image 400x534]

What a fairly sophisticated Applebee's culinary person may look like.


Nah, he has his own shiatty Times Square restaurant.

guysamericankitchenandbar.com
 
2013-12-30 04:50:18 PM  
I like having a nice, fancy, NYE.

Other than that, though, I am staying home to drink.  It's just like St. Patrick's Day...all of the amateur drinkers decide to go pro on the same night, and it's a mess.
 
2013-12-30 04:51:49 PM  

BizarreMan: Sybarite: The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.

I wondered about that.  Shouldn't it run till at least 1am?  When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.


bwahahahaha
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 
2013-12-30 04:52:46 PM  
Good freakin' luck getting into or out of anyplace even remotely close to Times Square on New Year's Eve. The one time I went, I was able to get as close as about eight blocks before the crowds became impassable. After the drop, people turned and ran by the tens of thousands to the subway stations; it was like being in the middle of a riot, but without the looting and smashing stuff.

CSB: I took a bottle of champagne with me to ring in the New Year, and my host warned me that it would be disallowed at the police checkpoints, where I'd be forced to throw it away or pour it out. I decided to take my chances anyway.

When I got to the checkpoint about 10 blocks from Times Square, a cop asked me to open my bag to have a look. I did, resigned to losing my champagne. The cop took a look inside, and said "oh...doughnuts. Have a nice time!" and waved me through. This was way before 9/11, obviously.

/CSB
 
2013-12-30 04:54:22 PM  
Applebee's in Times Square? Reminds me of this...
cdn.niketalk.com
 
2013-12-30 04:54:40 PM  

Headso: QueenMamaBee: I Like Shiny Things: Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)

I assume you work for Applebee's.

he's their director of marketing, trolling fark threads is the best idea he has come up with so far.


That's what happens when you get a marketing degree from the University of Phoenix.
 
2013-12-30 04:55:15 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: GuyFawkes: We will be going to a four-course prix fixe meal at our favorite Italian restaurant for $105/person which includes wine pairings with each course, a champagne toast at midnight and prizes throughout the meal (we have a 10:00 seating). While it isn't cheap, it's nowhere as expensive as Times Square and the food is incredible.

Location Location Location.

Jument: Well, it's Applebee's food, right? So you're talking $20 worth of mediocre and good luck drinking $375 worth of booze in four hours (I'm sure some of you could, go nuts!)

Well if you familiar with NYC at all you know that you could be shelling out big bucks for just one drink. That would 7-8 drinks at a trendy bar.


And that is complete insanity, but you won't be drinking at a trendy bar. You'll be drinking at Applebees.

Seriously, if you're drinking 7-8 drinks at $50 per drink in a single evening you're either wealthy or stupid (why not both?) Hell if you're drinking ONE drink for $50 that isn't made of unicorn tears or scotch older than you are, WTF is wrong with you?
 
2013-12-30 04:57:46 PM  
Huh.
I'm not welcomed at Applebee's any more.

There's been...unpleasantness.
 
2013-12-30 04:58:13 PM  
I think Applebees is a decent restaurant for the price. Red Lobster always felt overpriced for the meal. They serve some ridiculously expensive fish with one decent side and then some side of over cooked broccoli.
 
2013-12-30 04:58:28 PM  

Xioxia: Huh.
I'm not welcomed at Applebee's any more.

There's been...unpleasantness.


And you're just gonna leave us hanging, huh?
 
2013-12-30 05:03:10 PM  

zeroman987: FrancoFile: I Like Shiny Things: However, I can afford moderately priced chains and local places 6 times a week. Its good food for a fair price. Applebees, Olive Garden, Outback, Longhorn, Chilis, Ruby Tuesdays.

For a $50 meal, those places are YUMMY OVERPRICED, and anyone who says otherwise is cray-cray. has actually eaten good food.

When I've been on 2-week business trips and been forced by the rest of the team to go to those places 13 nights in a row, I'm ready to kill somebody.

You can get really, really good ethnic (Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, Italian, Levant/Mediterranean, Eastern European) that's half the price, more interesting, and a hell of a lot healthier.

Since Bern's was getting thrown around, I assume he lived in tampa. I lived there about 8 years ago, and outside of the local diners and a Thai place in Temple Terrace, the pickings were slim. Living in a big city gives you a lot of perspective in terms of food.

(I still love our home cooked creations over most food in restaurants... Sultan's excluded!)


Well then Tampa sucks big fat donkey balls.  If you have an NFL team, you're a big city (Packers -> Milwaukee).  I live in the suburbs of Dayton, OH and within a 20 minute drive of my home I can have all of those cuisines with the exception of the Mediterranean.  Oh, but there's a good French place and at least 2 excellent modern American places.
 
2013-12-30 05:03:58 PM  

jonny_q: BizarreMan: Headso: I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.

The problem is there are too many tourist idiots who would rather eat at a place they consider to be classy that they are comfortable with, than try some place new.

I don't do it for every meal, but when I go on vacation, I tend to eat at least a couple times at a familiar place just so I know I'll have a predictable meal. I ate at a McDonald's in Playa del Carmen once. I also had a fried octopus thing at a smaller place in downtown Cozumel that the cabbie recommended. I would totally eat at the Applebees in NYC if I was there for a week.


After two weeks of root vegetables and tough, stringy chicken cooked in a tureen, I had to eat at a McDonald's in Meknes, Morocco. It was heaven. As a bonus, the restaurant did not have plastic booths, but rather had comfortable living room style furnishings.

I only spent five nights in NYC but never considered a chain restaurant once. Too much other good food.
 
2013-12-30 05:05:46 PM  
but, it closes at midnight... did i read that right?

so, uh... what next?

/ thought about doing one of those pay lots of money for open bar and food, around here it's usually 175 per person, either tuxedo or cocktail dress, depending, and will be in a fancy schmancy hotel with views of the fireworks.  granted, it's not times-square, but... i don't know... times square on new years actually sounds miserable.  well, also, they're often open to 2am or 4am.  which is a plus..
// probably just going to walk to my neighborhood 24 hour bar.  cheap drinks, low ceilings, strange comrades.  best way to herald the new year (check your finances, have low expectations, and meet weirdos, because we're all gonna die anyways)
 
2013-12-30 05:06:57 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Nah, he has his own shiatty Times Square restaurant.

[guysamericankitchenandbar.com image 850x1100]


"A real human being - And a real hero"

I guess Honky-tonky double barrel meat loaded blast entitles you to hero status.
 
2013-12-30 05:08:37 PM  
http://www.vegasexperience.com/

40 bucks and I get to see blues traveler for NYE... This is how NYE is done.
 
2013-12-30 05:08:53 PM  

Headso: I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.


Yeah, but after getting violent, painful diarrhea because you tried a Ukranian food for the first time, you go get some chicken tenders that were cooked before they were frozen.
 
2013-12-30 05:09:31 PM  

gingerjet: Budweiser or some similiar American piss water


Believe it or not, Budweiser is even shiattier overseas.
 
2013-12-30 05:09:52 PM  
www.reviewjournal.com

you will see this though.
 
2013-12-30 05:10:04 PM  
$375?
Who's playing?

Like I saw earlier----  3.....2.....1.....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!   NOW GTFO!!!

Can't even let us hang til 1am?
 
2013-12-30 05:11:21 PM  

buckler: Good freakin' luck getting into or out of anyplace even remotely close to Times Square on New Year's Eve. The one time I went, I was able to get as close as about eight blocks before the crowds became impassable. After the drop, people turned and ran by the tens of thousands to the subway stations; it was like being in the middle of a riot, but without the looting and smashing stuff.

CSB: I took a bottle of champagne with me to ring in the New Year, and my host warned me that it would be disallowed at the police checkpoints, where I'd be forced to throw it away or pour it out. I decided to take my chances anyway.

When I got to the checkpoint about 10 blocks from Times Square, a cop asked me to open my bag to have a look. I did, resigned to losing my champagne. The cop took a look inside, and said "oh...doughnuts. Have a nice time!" and waved me through. This was way before 9/11, obviously.

/CSB


DC used to be like that on the 4th of July pre 9/11. It used to be so much fun. Now it is fenced off and has police searches like in NY.
 
2013-12-30 05:13:54 PM  

Headso: LeroyBourne: theflatline: My coworkers gave me a gift certificate for Applebees for my birthday.  They lady who bought is incensed that I still have not used it yet.

My old boss gave me a gc for there too.  It was very specific that you can't use it on booze, only food.

are you sure it just wasn't a coupon? that seems farked up, he gave applebees his cash and they gave him back a gift card that can't even be used on the same items as the cash he just gave them?


Actually you're right.  It wasn't a plastic gift card, it was a printed out letter saying 'you have X$ to spend here.  Apparently my old boss and that GM were pals and she hooked her up.  Still, it said 'only valid for food'  BS.
 
2013-12-30 05:14:17 PM  
I really don't get the whole celebration for the end of the year. All it really reminds me of is that yet one more year is over and I'm another year closer to taking a dirt nap.
 
2013-12-30 05:15:36 PM  

ZeroCorpse: All it really reminds me of is that yet one more year is over and I'm another year closer to taking a dirt nap.


don't you save that for your birthday?
 
2013-12-30 05:15:39 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I really don't get the whole celebration for the end of the year. All it really reminds me of is that yet one more year is over and I'm another year closer to taking a dirt nap.



Yes, I'm being snarky and invoking Debby Downer. It's my job.
 
2013-12-30 05:21:52 PM  
The tourists who've been freezing to death while sneaking shots of 151 rum and peeing in a storm grate -- if they're lucky -- since 4PM are certainly going to be polite and accommodating to the Applebeings strolling out at 11:55 and demanding to cut to the front.

"Excuse me, sir, but I paid $375 and am chock-full of Awesomely Outrageous Southwestern Pizza Rollers!"
 
2013-12-30 05:23:22 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I really don't get the whole celebration for the end of the year. All it really reminds me of is that yet one more year is over and I'm another year closer to taking a dirt nap.


Take heart. You might not even have a whole year left.
 
2013-12-30 05:24:02 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: For a cool $375, you can buy your way into the party, which, according to an Applebee's spokesperson, will include "a ton of food" prepared by "some fairly sophisticated culinary people,"

[i.imgur.com image 400x534]

What a fairly sophisticated Applebee's culinary person may look like.


You're thinking TGIFridays.
 
2013-12-30 05:25:00 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Some of the local bars in Richmond would have shut ins (not for nearly this much). They were smaller and had a lot of the local or frequent visitors in their 20s. Those were really fun.  If I spent $400 for a New Years Party, it would need to be a nice hotel or someplace fancy,


Bingo.  Some bars here do that.  First 50 people to sigh up get in.  $50 will get you AYCE catered food and totally open bar.  By about 11:00,  teh boobies come out to play.  Good times.
 
2013-12-30 05:28:21 PM  
Meh I would rather spend $375 on a nice spread at home for new years eve.

I predict at this part the food will be one level up from Applebee's standard at most and the booze sure as hell won't be top shelf.
 
2013-12-30 05:29:13 PM  

FrancoFile: Well then Tampa sucks big fat donkey balls. If you have an NFL team, you're a big city (Packers -> Milwaukee). I live in the suburbs of Dayton, OH and within a 20 minute drive of my home I can have all of those cuisines with the exception of the Mediterranean. Oh, but there's a good French place and at least 2 excellent modern American places.


Yeah, but the stadium would be in the middle of no where like Miller Park.  By Lambeau, there are at least 10 bars within walking distance.
 
2013-12-30 05:30:39 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Cajnik: I Like Shiny Things: Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)

So when people from out of town visit, do you take them to Applebee's to impress them? Since I assume you can afford it.

Um, no, I wouldn't do that. It is not that type of restaurant, but I think you are such a clever guy that you already knew that?

I'd actually take them to Berns steakhouse, since you asked.

Applebee's isn't a 'impress the potential clients' type of place, since you asked.

Just a heads up for you, not everyone picks restaurants to impress others.

I eat out 6 nites a week. Sunday is reserved for whatever I put on the smoker.

I'd love to eat at Berns 6 nites a week, but that place is at least 200 for 2. I wish I could afford that 6 times a week , but I cannot. I'm sorry that doesn't impress you. I wish I had a killer IT admin job. Then I could only eat at gourmet restaurants like you.

However, I can afford moderately priced chains and local places 6 times a week. Its good food for a fair price. Applebees, Olive Garden, Outback, Longhorn, Chilis, Ruby Tuesdays.

For a $50 meal, those places are YUMMY, and anyone who says otherwise is cray-cray.


2/10.  You had me right up until the last line.
 
2013-12-30 05:34:36 PM  

sigdiamond2000: DanZero: Applebee's, that hallowed staple of affordable, family-friendly, no-headaches American dining, is converting its Times Square location

Non story. Should bring in the chain restaurant haters, which is nearly all of Fark.

That moose on the wall wearing sunglasses and a sombrero isn't going to sleep with you, dude.



Ha, moose will sleep with anything.
vytophotography.com
 
2013-12-30 05:35:39 PM  

FrancoFile: I Like Shiny Things: However, I can afford moderately priced chains and local places 6 times a week. Its good food for a fair price. Applebees, Olive Garden, Outback, Longhorn, Chilis, Ruby Tuesdays.

For a $50 meal, those places are YUMMY OVERPRICED, and anyone who says otherwise is cray-cray. has actually eaten good food.

When I've been on 2-week business trips and been forced by the rest of the team to go to those places 13 nights in a row, I'm ready to kill somebody.

You can get really, really good ethnic (Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, Italian, Levant/Mediterranean, Eastern European) that's half the price, more interesting, and a hell of a lot healthier.


yelp has transformed my business trips. No longer do we settle for what's nearby and familiar. Now we can go to delicious local places we never would have found in a brief stay.

And often cheaper too. Gotta pay for those national tv ads somehow.
 
2013-12-30 05:36:36 PM  

Fatty McFatcheeks: http://www.vegasexperience.com/

40 bucks and I get to see blues traveler for NYE... This is how NYE is done.


LV is pretty awesome for New Year's.  However, expect a lot of puking frat boys in the casino and hotel hallways.  Get on a roof or other high spot for the fireworks.  Don't drive that night, you won't find a parking spot anywhere.  Make friends with a good cabbie ($20) and get his cell phone number.  Private service and pickup is well worth it.  I've done it, marked it off of my list.  I'd rather go during the slow season.
 
2013-12-30 05:39:26 PM  

chitownmike: I Like Shiny Things: Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)

You started off strong, then yougot greedy and it went off the rails
2/10


You are right, and I farking knew it while I was previewing it.

/dammit. Only got about 5. I could have had double digits easy.
 
2013-12-30 05:41:26 PM  
I'll be at the beach with my wife and kids. Not worried about the food or the drink, that will take care of itself.

I'm thinking about the 3rd annual polar bear private plunge in the Atlanic New Year's Day morning.

/I think my groin will be inverted.
 
2013-12-30 05:42:32 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: chitownmike: I Like Shiny Things: Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)

You started off strong, then yougot greedy and it went off the rails
2/10

You are right, and I farking knew it while I was previewing it.

/dammit. Only got about 5. I could have had double digits easy.


You got me, I'll admit it.  The macho bullshiat "the only cooking I do is in the smoker" went right along with all of the rest of it.  Well played.
 
2013-12-30 05:43:40 PM  

Jument: The Stealth Hippopotamus: GuyFawkes: We will be going to a four-course prix fixe meal at our favorite Italian restaurant for $105/person which includes wine pairings with each course, a champagne toast at midnight and prizes throughout the meal (we have a 10:00 seating). While it isn't cheap, it's nowhere as expensive as Times Square and the food is incredible.

Location Location Location.

Jument: Well, it's Applebee's food, right? So you're talking $20 worth of mediocre and good luck drinking $375 worth of booze in four hours (I'm sure some of you could, go nuts!)

Well if you familiar with NYC at all you know that you could be shelling out big bucks for just one drink. That would 7-8 drinks at a trendy bar.

And that is complete insanity, but you won't be drinking at a trendy bar. You'll be drinking at Applebees.

Seriously, if you're drinking 7-8 drinks at $50 per drink in a single evening you're either wealthy or stupid (why not both?) Hell if you're drinking ONE drink for $50 that isn't made of unicorn tears or scotch older than you are, WTF is wrong with you?


I'm going to go out on a limb here, and think he is referring to a 'upscale' place like Scores.  lol
 
2013-12-30 05:48:02 PM  

Jument: Seriously, if you're drinking 7-8 drinks at $50 per drink in a single evening you're either wealthy or stupid (why not both?) Hell if you're drinking ONE drink for $50 that isn't made of unicorn tears or scotch older than you are, WTF is wrong with you?



Unicorn tears is okay, but just try ordering a non-virgin one.
 
2013-12-30 05:53:08 PM  
Meanwhile the Hogmanay street party in Edinburgh is £20 for a ticket and absolutely guaranteed to be an overwhelmingly superior experience.
 
2013-12-30 05:55:53 PM  

grimlock1972: I predict at this part the food will be one level up from Applebee's standard at most and the booze sure as hell won't be top shelf.


They'll make sure it's defrosted before it goes in the microwave.
 
2013-12-30 06:00:23 PM  
New Years Eve, every bar in town is packed, and almost every bar can charge some huge cover charge and get away with it.  Bartenders tend to call it amateur night because people who never go out will go out on NYE.

I go out often, mostly dancing in honky-tonks.  But on NYE, I usually stay home.  The dance floors will be crowded with people who can't dance and don't know the basic etiquette.  The bars will want larger than reasonable cover charges.  The roads will be full of people driving home after their party who don't realize that they are sloshed because "Hey, I hardly ever drink".  And of course, the cops who are trying to make a buck by arresting those people.

I'll pass, thanks.
 
2013-12-30 06:34:58 PM  

tricycleracer: Bwhahahahaahahaha no.

I can afford better places.


You done got trolled, son.
 
2013-12-30 06:44:45 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: For a cool $375, you can buy your way into the party, which, according to an Applebee's spokesperson, will include "a ton of food" prepared by "some fairly sophisticated culinary people,"

[i.imgur.com image 400x534]

What a fairly sophisticated Applebee's culinary person may look like.

Nah, he has his own shiatty Times Square restaurant.

[guysamericankitchenandbar.com image 850x1100]



Tell me that's fake. It looks like it has to be fake.
 
2013-12-30 06:46:46 PM  

jtown: and you're in Time Square for the new year.


Ummm, this they'd have to pay ME to do.

Local brewery has three bands lined up. No admission charge. Beers are normal price. I can walk there in five minutes, but will probably ride my bicycle. Yeah, I'm lazy.
 
2013-12-30 06:48:38 PM  

Mr. Breeze: HeartBurnKid: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: For a cool $375, you can buy your way into the party, which, according to an Applebee's spokesperson, will include "a ton of food" prepared by "some fairly sophisticated culinary people,"

[i.imgur.com image 400x534]

What a fairly sophisticated Applebee's culinary person may look like.

Nah, he has his own shiatty Times Square restaurant.

[guysamericankitchenandbar.com image 850x1100]


Tell me that's fake. It looks like it has to be fake.



Nope.  That is very real:   http://www.balldrop.com/new-years-eve-guys-american-times-square
 
2013-12-30 06:58:31 PM  

Mr. Breeze: HeartBurnKid: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: For a cool $375, you can buy your way into the party, which, according to an Applebee's spokesperson, will include "a ton of food" prepared by "some fairly sophisticated culinary people,"

[i.imgur.com image 400x534]

What a fairly sophisticated Applebee's culinary person may look like.

Nah, he has his own shiatty Times Square restaurant.

[guysamericankitchenandbar.com image 850x1100]


Tell me that's fake. It looks like it has to be fake.


He forgot to register the URL when he first did press on it.  So somebody snapped up the domain and posted an over-the-top fake menu.
 
2013-12-30 07:14:18 PM  

Xioxia: Huh.
I'm not welcomed at Applebee's any more.

There's been...unpleasantness.


It didn't involve wearing a Cowboy Burger as a shoe, did it?
 
2013-12-30 07:30:43 PM  

chitownmike: I Like Shiny Things: Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)

You started off strong, then yougot greedy and it went off the rails
2/10


Always insult absolutely everyone on the site you are posting on.
 
2013-12-30 08:22:16 PM  

theorellior: grimlock1972: I predict at this part the food will be one level up from Applebee's standard at most and the booze sure as hell won't be top shelf.

They'll make sure it's defrosted before it goes in the microwave.


I like the cut of your jib sir.
 
2013-12-30 09:31:56 PM  

scottydoesntknow: theflatline: My coworkers gave me a gift certificate for Applebees for my birthday.  They lady who bought is incensed that I still have not used it yet.

How does she know you haven't used it yet?


Maybe because it was stuck onto the cubicle wall with a pushpin right after it was given and has not moved from that position...?
 
2013-12-30 09:38:41 PM  

FrancoFile: I Like Shiny Things: However, I can afford moderately priced chains and local places 6 times a week. Its good food for a fair price. Applebees, Olive Garden, Outback, Longhorn, Chilis, Ruby Tuesdays.

For a $50 meal, those places are YUMMY OVERPRICED, and anyone who says otherwise is cray-cray. has actually eaten good food.

When I've been on 2-week business trips and been forced by the rest of the team to go to those places 13 nights in a row, I'm ready to kill somebody.

You can get really, really good ethnic (Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, Italian, Levant/Mediterranean, Eastern European) that's half the price, more interesting, and a hell of a lot healthier.


I was in Atlanta for a week long conference a few months ago. We were stuck eating hotel dinners all week and finally had a chance to go out for dinner. I wanted to try a local place, the rest of the team wanted Hard Rock Cafe, you can guess where we ended up.
 
2013-12-30 09:41:58 PM  

GoldDude: scottydoesntknow: theflatline: My coworkers gave me a gift certificate for Applebees for my birthday.  They lady who bought is incensed that I still have not used it yet.

How does she know you haven't used it yet?

Maybe because it was stuck onto the cubicle wall with a pushpin right after it was given and has not moved from that position...?


You can ship it to me...I'll use it. I'm not proud.
 
2013-12-30 09:48:59 PM  

buckler: GoldDude: scottydoesntknow: theflatline: My coworkers gave me a gift certificate for Applebees for my birthday.  They lady who bought is incensed that I still have not used it yet.

How does she know you haven't used it yet?

Maybe because it was stuck onto the cubicle wall with a pushpin right after it was given and has not moved from that position...?

You can ship it to me...I'll use it. I'm not proud.


No doubt, me too. Applebee's is actually a decent road trip dinner choice if you want something more than fast food. Decent food, usually fast service and not terribly priced.

Please send all unwanted gift cards my way.
 
2013-12-30 09:58:43 PM  

bearcats1983: I was in Atlanta for a week long conference a few months ago. We were stuck eating hotel dinners all week and finally had a chance to go out for dinner. I wanted to try a local place, the rest of the team wanted Hard Rock Cafe, you can guess where we ended up.


I'm a manly man, but sheesh, I want to give you a hug.
 
2013-12-30 09:59:51 PM  

LeroyBourne: Headso: LeroyBourne: theflatline: My coworkers gave me a gift certificate for Applebees for my birthday.  They lady who bought is incensed that I still have not used it yet.

My old boss gave me a gc for there too.  It was very specific that you can't use it on booze, only food.

are you sure it just wasn't a coupon? that seems farked up, he gave applebees his cash and they gave him back a gift card that can't even be used on the same items as the cash he just gave them?

Actually you're right.  It wasn't a plastic gift card, it was a printed out letter saying 'you have X$ to spend here.  Apparently my old boss and that GM were pals and she hooked her up.  Still, it said 'only valid for food'  BS.


Then don't spend it. Keep her pissed off. That is the only way.
 
2013-12-30 10:29:19 PM  
I'm just astonished that any single person can consider paying an exorbitant price for Applebee's. Yet there's so many people here defending it. So the heck what if its in times square? I'm just going to assume that anyone that would consider it really sucks at traveling. Just go to Disney. Seriously you don't deserve to spend NYE in times square if you're simply going to squander it. I'm not even anti chain.

For the love of god if you're reading this and have reservations, cancel them.
 
2013-12-30 10:56:34 PM  

Mr. Breeze: HeartBurnKid: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: For a cool $375, you can buy your way into the party, which, according to an Applebee's spokesperson, will include "a ton of food" prepared by "some fairly sophisticated culinary people,"

[i.imgur.com image 400x534]

What a fairly sophisticated Applebee's culinary person may look like.

Nah, he has his own shiatty Times Square restaurant.

[guysamericankitchenandbar.com image 850x1100]


Tell me that's fake. It looks like it has to be fake.


The restaurant is real.  The menu is a slight exaggeration.
 
2013-12-30 11:18:49 PM  

MylesHeartVodak: Fatty McFatcheeks: http://www.vegasexperience.com/

40 bucks and I get to see blues traveler for NYE... This is how NYE is done.

LV is pretty awesome for New Year's.  However, expect a lot of puking frat boys in the casino and hotel hallways.  Get on a roof or other high spot for the fireworks.  Don't drive that night, you won't find a parking spot anywhere.  Make friends with a good cabbie ($20) and get his cell phone number.  Private service and pickup is well worth it.  I've done it, marked it off of my list.  I'd rather go during the slow season.


I live here, there is no slow season for me. That is why Fremont is awesome, the douche to normie ratio is better.
 
2013-12-31 12:14:05 AM  

DanZero: Applebee's, that hallowed staple of affordable, family-friendly, no-headaches American dining, is converting its Times Square location

Non story. Should bring in the chain restaurant haters, which is nearly all of Fark.


So far, the thread is doing quite admirably in proving your point.
 
2013-12-31 12:29:17 AM  

fortheloveofgod: DanZero: Applebee's, that hallowed staple of affordable, family-friendly, no-headaches American dining, is converting its Times Square location

Non story. Should bring in the chain restaurant haters, which is nearly all of Fark.

So far, the thread is doing quite admirably in proving your point.


Whoa, did I summon you?
 
2013-12-31 12:42:14 AM  

osnap: fortheloveofgod: DanZero: Applebee's, that hallowed staple of affordable, family-friendly, no-headaches American dining, is converting its Times Square location

Non story. Should bring in the chain restaurant haters, which is nearly all of Fark.

So far, the thread is doing quite admirably in proving your point.

Whoa, did I summon you?


Did you cancel your reservations?
 
2013-12-31 05:56:02 AM  
I've never been to an Applebee's but I wouldn't pay $375 to party anywhere for 4 hours. That money buys enough booze for a week long bender at least.
 
2013-12-31 10:10:59 AM  

Jument: Seriously, if you're drinking 7-8 drinks at $50 per drink in a single evening you're either wealthy or stupid (why not both?) Hell if you're drinking ONE drink for $50 that isn't made of unicorn tears or scotch older than you are, WTF is wrong with you?


1) if you poor you're not going to Time Square to drink on New Years
2) every bar in the area will be charging premiums for drinks.
 
2013-12-31 05:30:18 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Jument: Seriously, if you're drinking 7-8 drinks at $50 per drink in a single evening you're either wealthy or stupid (why not both?) Hell if you're drinking ONE drink for $50 that isn't made of unicorn tears or scotch older than you are, WTF is wrong with you?

1) if you poor you're not going to Time Square to drink on New Years
2) every bar in the area will be charging premiums for drinks

 .

I'm not poor but I also won't pay $50 for a farking drink. People that pay that kind of premiums for drinks premium have more money than sense.
 
2013-12-31 08:58:38 PM  

The_Time_Master: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: For a cool $375, you can buy your way into the party, which, according to an Applebee's spokesperson, will include "a ton of food" prepared by "some fairly sophisticated culinary people,"

[i.imgur.com image 400x534]

What a fairly sophisticated Applebee's culinary person may look like.

You're thinking TGIFridays.


Don't think so.
The price to get into TGIFridays tonight in Times Square is over $1,000.00
 
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