Yeah, if by gross you mean awesome
posted June 29, 2013 9:18 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun July 21 at 2:30 PM, Red Lobster (Times Square)
5 Times Square, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
I want to eat at Red Lobster.
This question a few months ago about Red Lobster stirred up a lot of things in me: Mild outrage, as I read the disdain for a restaurant that for some people, particularly people of limited means, actually represents a nice evening out; curiosity and introspection, as I thought about how class shapes our tastes and influences; an irrepressible desire for cheesy biscuits, as I read the title "Even the biscuits are gross."

So I want to go to Red Lobster. Please note that this is not a Guy Fieri type thing. If you wish to enjoy Red Lobster ironically please propose a separate meet-up. This is for people who genuinely love cheesy biscuits.
posted by unannihilated to Meetup (32 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I actually like the biscuits!
posted by bookwibble at 11:37 AM on June 29, 2013

I love cheesy biscuits and Red Lobster but alas, I am now unable to enjoy the cheese. Have fun!
posted by the young rope-rider at 4:23 AM on June 30, 2013

This is a thing on the internet
posted by lalochezia at 6:13 AM on June 30, 2013

Now I can't stop thinking about cheesy biscuits. I'm in!
posted by bookwibble at 6:43 AM on July 2, 2013

I'll be in town that day...if I can come, it will only be to say HI!, not to eat as I am not 100% sure of my schedule for that day, but it would be cool to drop by.
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 8:26 AM on July 2, 2013

Wish I could but my day is packed! If this were rescheduled, I might be able to make it.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:26 AM on July 8, 2013

I am down.
posted by ocherdraco at 2:55 PM on July 10, 2013

I am changing this to 2:30pm so I can attend something else in the evening. Since there are, so far, only two other people coming, I figure this won't be a huge problem.
posted by unannihilated at 12:34 PM on July 17, 2013

I am likely to come except if my weekend guests stay later than expected.
posted by mlle valentine at 1:37 PM on July 17, 2013

I'll try for 2:30, but as I have a class that lets out at 1:00ish, I may be a little late. I'm told there's usually a wait for that Red Lobster, but would it be an issue if I am late? Like, logistics wise?
posted by bookwibble at 2:21 PM on July 17, 2013

Nevermind, I reshuffled my schedule-- 2:30 is no longer a problem.
posted by bookwibble at 7:56 PM on July 17, 2013

When do you need to know by? Sunday is looking promising.
posted by Karmakaze at 5:18 AM on July 18, 2013

Hmm, I didn't think about a wait. Do I have to make a reservation for Red Lobster?! I will call today to see if they even do that. Otherwise, I wouldn't have to know until the day of so I can be sure to ask for the appropriate table size when I get there.
posted by unannihilated at 9:01 AM on July 18, 2013

Well, crumbs. I've got class from 3-6 on Sunday. =(
posted by Eideteker at 9:04 AM on July 18, 2013

I don't know about reservations, but the reviews on Yelp keep saying that there's usually a wait of at least 30 minutes to be seated. I'm not sure how the size of the party would affect that.
posted by bookwibble at 9:31 AM on July 18, 2013

Do we have a reservation?
posted by ocherdraco at 9:00 AM on July 20, 2013

They don't take reservations. The woman said Sunday is really variable in terms of crowds. I will show up by 2pm at the latest to put a name in for a table in case there is a wait. So please let me know by 2pm tomorrow if you plan to attend.
posted by unannihilated at 6:53 PM on July 20, 2013

Cool. I will aim to arrive by 2:15.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:12 PM on July 20, 2013

I'll aim for 2 as well. What name will you put down?
posted by Karmakaze at 7:30 AM on July 21, 2013

Metafilter. I'm a blonde in a white t-shirt, medium height and build. I will post in the thread when I arrive as well as to get a final count for the table.
posted by unannihilated at 9:45 AM on July 21, 2013

Cool. I'm on my way. Brown haired white lady in a purple tshirt and white pants.
posted by ocherdraco at 10:05 AM on July 21, 2013

I'm headed out as well!
posted by unannihilated at 10:12 AM on July 21, 2013

I'm on my way and will probably be there after 2. I'm all in black and will probably be looking for you guys.
posted by bookwibble at 10:17 AM on July 21, 2013

Made it early thanks to mass transit karma but have not checked in with the desk. Light brown hair braided into a crown, periwinkle shirt.
posted by Karmakaze at 10:50 AM on July 21, 2013

I am walking over from the subway now. Could you put in for a table for four if it's crowded?
posted by unannihilated at 10:56 AM on July 21, 2013

Will do. I'm here, too.
posted by ocherdraco at 10:59 AM on July 21, 2013

We're all here and seated upstairs for any latecomers!
posted by unannihilated at 11:08 AM on July 21, 2013

Oh God, I'm going to die. I'm going to DIE. I ate a million cheesy biscuits.
posted by unannihilated at 12:48 PM on July 21, 2013

It was a ball hanging out with you folks.
posted by Karmakaze at 1:37 PM on July 21, 2013

I enjoyed it, too! So many biscuits!
posted by ocherdraco at 4:11 PM on July 21, 2013

This was awesome. Good food and good company, and I got to walk off most of the lunch/dinner! And the biscuits!
posted by bookwibble at 6:34 PM on July 21, 2013

Oh, this is the playtesting/game developer convention I mentioned: Metatopia
posted by Karmakaze at 6:24 AM on July 25, 2013

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