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95 pasta dishes in 7 weeks? Sweet jesus.

Dude might want to get his blood sugar tested, probably well on the way to diabities.

He's a pastor?

I guess they aren't taking the whole gluttony thing as seriously as they used to take it.

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My personal opinion is that if I ever have to start thinking of ways to save a dollar or 2. I'll put a bullet in my head. No bs. That's no way to live.

What a spoiled and snobby-little-prick attitude to have. Can't wait until you're out from under mommy's dress and have to experience real life.

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Tough call. I'd have to see what the variety of pasta options are, and unairbrushed pics of the cheerleaders before making that decision.

On ANYTHING I buy or just check out online, I ALWAYS read the negative reviews first. Including Yelp. Books on Amazon normally have the best ones though

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Lately I've grown fond of visiting local businesses or going to YELP in order to dine at places with good reviews. Assuming Olive Garden does poorly on YELP so won't bother. 

 

Everyone else should download YELP on their phone and dine at the highly recommended restaurants

I prefer the TV Food Maps app. It locates all the restaurants that have been featured on TV in the surrounding area. You can find some of those Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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Lately I've grown fond of visiting local businesses or going to YELP in order to dine at places with good reviews. Assuming Olive Garden does poorly on YELP so won't bother. 

 

Everyone else should download YELP on their phone and dine at the highly recommended restaurants

 

I do this anytime I visit a city I've never been too. Pull up Yelp and look for places with good reviews that sound good.

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He's a pastor?

I guess they aren't taking the whole gluttony thing as seriously as they used to take it.

Why is he any different than the rest of America? As chipwich said: "Super size me!"

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Must be struggling for business...better food might help.

It's like McDonalds. As I've mentioned on here many a times over the years, my dad is an area supervisor for the DC area. For the corporation at the moment. Tons of stores. Few in Maryland, few in Northern VA, ton in DC. (I remember growing up, he helped run the McDonald's on the base at Guantanamo Bay; would have to fly to Cuba a couple times a year. Not anymore though, not for a long time.) He makes really good money, six figures--but goddamn did it take a long time to get to that point and he still works a ridiculous amount of hours. Anyway, talking to him the other week, said in 35 years of working for them, this is the worst business has ever been. Another thing, they really ****ed themselves with the dollar menu. They were the first to do that. Was supposed to be a one time promotion but it caused all the competition to follow suit and they had to stick with it as a result. They're losing money with it. Why you've seen them--if you're paying attention--slowly moving away from it.

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Lately I've grown fond of visiting local businesses or going to YELP in order to dine at places with good reviews. Assuming Olive Garden does poorly on YELP so won't bother. 

 

Everyone else should download YELP on their phone and dine at the highly recommended restaurants

Yelp is hit or miss.  I've been to plenty of restaurants where the food was great, service great, etc. and there are half of the Yelp reviews slamming the place, etc.  Anyone can write a bad review from a competitor joint, so unless you know the people writing the review, it's hard to know which ones are correct.

 

Same goes when someone gives it a 4-5 star rating, could be friends of the owner or employees that work there.  

 

I take Yelp with a grain of salt when I read reviews.  If I read an overwhelming amount of bad reviews, based on the date written and see a ton of good/great reviews followed at a later date.  I'll give it a shot, cause that might indicate management/staff change which could have been the problem.

 

Some places are just bad, but if the reviews are in very small number/sample size, it's hard to get a handle on how good or how bad the joint is.

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Pick one:

Lunch and Dinner at Olive Garden (you have to eat a pasta every meal) for a month straight BUT you get to bring any redskins cheerleader with you to each meal

OR

Herpes

 

i'm a cheap ****... if someone else is paying for my food for a month, i'd take it 

(without the cheerleader herpes carrot/stick)

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What a spoiled and snobby-little-prick attitude to have. Can't wait until you're out from mommy's dress and have to experience real life.

 

I didn't say that I think other people should do that. I'm not really sure how that is snobby.

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I didn't say that I think other people should do that. I'm not really sure how that is snobby.

You must have missed the "Thats no way to live" part. For many people, that's the only way to live.

Try it sometime

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I met him once too. There were throngs of fans trying to see him. He took time to take pictures, sign autographs, etc.

He seemed really nice to me too.

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I have very few things I WOULDN'T give to meet him.  (family momentos are even up for grabs, since most of them hinged on "this season, we're gonna win it all" verbage, LOL)

IX,....you are the envy.  You met our hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hey, guess where I was last night!  Gift cards, don't judge.  And the whole time, I was thinking, why isn't Zoony with us?

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Hey, guess where I was last night! Gift cards, don't judge. And the whole time, I was thinking, why isn't Zoony with us?

Was the menu revamp noticeable and/or improved?

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Was the menu revamp noticeable and/or improved?

Yes.  They moved the salads to the middle section of the menu and the breadsticks to the bottom left section along with the soups.

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Hey, guess where I was last night!  Gift cards, don't judge.  And the whole time, I was thinking, why isn't Zoony with us?

Unlimited breadsticks

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At the risk of feeling the wrath of z, from my experience of the Olive Garden in OKC, the food was pretty darn good. 

 

And this is coming from an extensively travelled European who likes to indulge in great food and wine, not least in Italy. 

 

Hail. 

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We also got a gift card recently.  It was fine, not as bad as some people make it out to be, but not worth what it would have cost without the gift card.

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