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francopoli  ·  313 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Labor 2030: The Collision of Demographics, Automation and Inequality

    You're adorable.

I've been called many things in my life, this is a first.

Red Robin. I had to look them up. (I don't go out to eat much, sue my adorable ass.) They look like a higher end Homerun Burger in a sit-down setting. Double Bacon and rings is my go-to about once a quarter-ish depending on if I am stuck in town or now. I like them better than 5-Guys.

Normally if I go out to eat I go to some of the Amish places where the food was herded into the back of the building slaughtered and shoved into an oven or onto a grill. Grizzled old women with gnarled hands stir pots of sometimes questionable ingredients that taste amazing. If I could find a way to make an Amish costume and recreate the "ambiance" I bet we could make the new hipster hangout in a place like L.A.

    ButterflyEffect lists some legit hipsterish joints up here but oh holy fuck dude you have no idea.

I'm kinda cool with that statement. I go out to eat something I don't want to/can't make at home. I'm not there for the "experience."




kleinbl00  ·  313 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Red Robin is, for all intents and purposes, Chili's or Shoney's or Applebee's but without the pretense of making much more than burgers. They're solidly okay.

And while I would deeply enjoy some Amish hilarity in the middle of LaLaLand, the charges of cultural appropriation would be funny at first and then downright fucking terrifying.

    I'm kinda cool with that statement.

I'm hoping you could hear the jealousy.

francopoli  ·  313 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So looking at the website they look like a Cheddar's which I did not enjoy when the friends drug me out to one about 2ish years ago. Maybe I will let them take me to a Red Robin when they demand I go out.

kleinbl00  ·  313 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dude make them take you to that amish place.

Red Robin is where you go when you've convinced your mother in law that you're never going to Applebee's and you just can't handle the f'n Spaghetti Factory.

If you're off on a business trip in a strange city and you're meeting at an office park across from the mall and you have an hour for lunch, Red Robin is a safe bet.