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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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