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Post by the innominate one » 18 Nov 2017, 19:07

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Post by Mo » 18 Nov 2017, 20:00

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The giant menu means that the food is all reheated frozen pre-prep food.
If your choices are all chains, that's pretty much what you're getting at any of them, I think. So of that kind of choice, I'd also give Cheesecake Factory a nod for being a little better than most. Their operation actually reminds me of a DisneyWorld restaurant: pack as many tables in as possible and turn them over as quickly as possible. But they manage to do that without making you feel particularly rushed.
Sure. Cheesecake Factory is definitely in the high tier of its division. Though IIRC, it’s pretty expensive too. Like I’d go to a Carrabas or something else in the high end chain before Cheesecake Factory. Also, the portions are way too fucking big.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Highway » 18 Nov 2017, 20:29

Mo wrote:
18 Nov 2017, 20:00
Highway wrote:
Mo wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 23:13
The giant menu means that the food is all reheated frozen pre-prep food.
If your choices are all chains, that's pretty much what you're getting at any of them, I think. So of that kind of choice, I'd also give Cheesecake Factory a nod for being a little better than most. Their operation actually reminds me of a DisneyWorld restaurant: pack as many tables in as possible and turn them over as quickly as possible. But they manage to do that without making you feel particularly rushed.
Sure. Cheesecake Factory is definitely in the high tier of its division. Though IIRC, it’s pretty expensive too. Like I’d go to a Carrabas or something else in the high end chain before Cheesecake Factory. Also, the portions are way too fucking big.
One of the big draws with Cheesecake Factory, especially as group size increases, is the breadth of the menu. The group isn't stuck with a single type of food that maybe half don't want to have.

We actually end up sharing portions at Cheesecake factory. Or my wife will just get an appetizer instead of an entree.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by nicole » 18 Nov 2017, 22:02

Wtf is Carrabas

How are there more chain restos I haven’t even heard of
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Post by Warren » 18 Nov 2017, 22:18

nicole wrote:
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Wtf is Carrabas

How are there more chain restos I haven’t even heard of
Carrabas Is between Pasta House and Olive Garden. I don’t know what Mo is smoking. The Cheesecake Factory definitely doesn’t reheat prepep food. Their ingredients are ridiculously fresh.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by JasonL » 18 Nov 2017, 22:29

Cheesecake Factory noise level makes it undoable. I dunno pasta house but Carrabas is north of OG in quality

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Post by Warren » 18 Nov 2017, 22:34

JasonL wrote:
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Cheesecake Factory noise level makes it undoable. I dunno pasta house but Carrabas is north of OG in quality
Hmm
It’s been a few years since I’ve been to a Carrabas. When was the last time you tried OG?
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by the innominate one » 18 Nov 2017, 22:37

Carrabas is expensive.
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Post by JasonL » 18 Nov 2017, 22:44

Warren wrote:
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Cheesecake Factory noise level makes it undoable. I dunno pasta house but Carrabas is north of OG in quality
Hmm
It’s been a few years since I’ve been to a Carrabas. When was the last time you tried OG?
Pretty long time ago tbh

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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 18 Nov 2017, 23:11

I don't know Carrabbas.

All of the chain restaurants are too loud.
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Post by the innominate one » 18 Nov 2017, 23:37

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
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All of the chain restaurants are too loud.
Strewth.
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Post by lunchstealer » 18 Nov 2017, 23:46

Joe's Motherfuckin' Crab Shack does, however, demonstrate that there are still degrees of loudawfulness among the chains.
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Post by Warren » 19 Nov 2017, 00:22

lunchstealer wrote:
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Joe's Motherfuckin' Crab Shack does, however, demonstrate that there are still degrees of loudawfulness among the chains.
Dont be dissin Joe’s. Joe’s serves up steamed crab by the bucket. Who cares what it sounds like when you’re cracking crab?
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Post by the innominate one » 20 Nov 2017, 09:25

James Herriot's stories on life as a country vet in England gives some real perspective on how relatively easy life is now. I can't imagine driving in winter without a functional heater in the vehicle, among many other difficulties.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by nicole » 20 Nov 2017, 09:39

the innominate one wrote:
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James Herriot's stories on life as a country vet in England gives some real perspective on how relatively easy life is now. I can't imagine driving in winter without a functional heater in the vehicle, among many other difficulties.
Are you reading All Creatures? Have you watched it yet? HAVE I MENTIONED I LOVE ALL CREATURES???
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Post by the innominate one » 20 Nov 2017, 09:52

You haven't mentioned that I've seen, but you're conveying your sentiment very well now.

I read All Creatures and now I'm on to All Things. The three ebook volumes go on sale periodically. I got them for $4. Not watching it, but I might. I assume you recommend watching?
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by nicole » 20 Nov 2017, 10:19

the innominate one wrote:
20 Nov 2017, 09:52
You haven't mentioned that I've seen, but you're conveying your sentiment very well now.

I read All Creatures and now I'm on to All Things. The three ebook volumes go on sale periodically. I got them for $4. Not watching it, but I might. I assume you recommend watching?
I mean, it's definitely not for everybody, but I would imagine anyone who liked the books would like the show as well. I could imagine some Americans having a hard time with some of the accents. But I think it's just about impossible to stream in the US at the moment; at least, I haven't found a way to. I'm thinking about getting the DVDs for Christmas because it's been years now since it's been on Netflix or anything.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Aresen » 20 Nov 2017, 15:28

nicole wrote:
20 Nov 2017, 09:39
the innominate one wrote:
20 Nov 2017, 09:25
James Herriot's stories on life as a country vet in England gives some real perspective on how relatively easy life is now. I can't imagine driving in winter without a functional heater in the vehicle, among many other difficulties.
Are you reading All Creatures? Have you watched it yet? HAVE I MENTIONED I LOVE ALL CREATURES???
All Creatures Grunt and Smell?
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Post by Sandy » 20 Nov 2017, 15:36

nicole wrote:
20 Nov 2017, 09:39
the innominate one wrote:
20 Nov 2017, 09:25
James Herriot's stories on life as a country vet in England gives some real perspective on how relatively easy life is now. I can't imagine driving in winter without a functional heater in the vehicle, among many other difficulties.
Are you reading All Creatures? Have you watched it yet? HAVE I MENTIONED I LOVE ALL CREATURES???
+1 on the show. Really well done, especially the first series.
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Post by lunchstealer » 20 Nov 2017, 21:35

I still can't see Fudge any other way than Siegfried, and I have a hard time seeing Fifth Doctor as anyone but Tristan.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Jason S. » 21 Nov 2017, 09:48

I've not been to the Cheesecake Factory, but getting your cheesecake directly from the factory and cutting out the middleman seems like a good idea.
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Post by the innominate one » 21 Nov 2017, 09:52

nicole wrote:
20 Nov 2017, 10:19
I mean, it's definitely not for everybody, but I would imagine anyone who liked the books would like the show as well. I could imagine some Americans having a hard time with some of the accents. But I think it's just about impossible to stream in the US at the moment; at least, I haven't found a way to. I'm thinking about getting the DVDs for Christmas because it's been years now since it's been on Netflix or anything.
It appears that whole seasons are posted on YouTube.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by JD » 22 Nov 2017, 13:06

the innominate one wrote:
20 Nov 2017, 09:25
James Herriot's stories on life as a country vet in England gives some real perspective on how relatively easy life is now. I can't imagine driving in winter without a functional heater in the vehicle, among many other difficulties.
On a similar note, I was recently having a conversation with a somewhat older Englishman, and he mentioned that his father, who was born in the UK in 1916, grew up in a house without a toilet; there was instead an outhouse at the bottom of the garden. Kind of stunning to realize how much the world has changed in a relatively short time.

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by the innominate one » 22 Nov 2017, 13:11

The house my mom lived in in her childhood didn't have indoor plumbing. KY.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Aresen » 22 Nov 2017, 14:32

the innominate one wrote:
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The house my mom lived in in her childhood didn't have indoor plumbing. KY.
KY or Detroit?
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