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Jul 18, 2014 12:23 PM

Gawker tests TGIF's unlimited appetizers

Someone at Gawker spent 14 hours in TGIF's consuming all you can eat mozzarella sticks. Not exactly the height of food writing, but pretty humorous.

"I blame the TGI Friday's test kitchen executive chef (a prepaid cellphone that Guy Fieri texts recipes to while high on whippets) for making the prototype of these sticks accidentally one full moon—for by accident is the only way such an item could ever have been deemed suitable for human consumption—and then never copping to the mistake."

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  1. I hope she gets her days off... she'll need them, lol.

    1. That was funny. If it were me, I would have gone with the chicken or potato skins.

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      1. re: tcamp

        I'd have gone with the green beans, but I don't think even *that* would have won me a bet.

      2. I feel a bit nauseous just having read that.

        1. I really enjoyed reading that. Hysterical. "Life is a like a box of of mozzarella sticks. You never know what you're gonna get, but you can predict with 100 percent accuracy that it will be a mozzarella stick."

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          1. re: Njchicaa

            Caity Weaver is great. If you enjoyed this, you should read the 'The Best Restaurant in New York' series that she writes with her friend, Rich. They eat at restaurants in tourist attractions and write reviews, including The Bronx Zoo and The American Girl Café.

          2. I felt bad for the two waitresses who lost a table in their section for more than 12 hours.

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            1. re: Firegoat

              Though the second waitress got tipped "over 1000%" -- i.e. over $100 (not great for a table for the entire evening, but not nothing at least). Don't know about the first one.

              1. re: drongo

                I'll bet she got tipped only for the diet soda, so $25, something like that.

                1. re: drongo

                  I think you overestimate the caliber of the tippers who would patronize a TGIFridays, as well as the amount they are tipping on. Friends who are or recently have been servers in big chain places tell me that to make $100 off one table for a night is not too bad, depending on tip-out policies and location of the restaurant. There are still a lot of tables with two diners who order nothing but two entrees and water, and tip 15% (or less) on it, so $5 tips are alive and well at a place like this.