This might take a while. I apologize.
J Dylan wrote:I want to first point out clearly that this rant is in no way related to Roger Baylor or his establishments.
First of all, if you post a thread titled "New Albanian Brewhouse terrible" and then give barely a paragraph's worth of actual information, I'd say that it directly applies to his establishment. Saying it isn't related is absurd.
J Dylan wrote:Now to the point of my post. Given I am a newbee (probably misspelled) and have no history to justify my post (a quick read of previous posts from newbees shows how they are generally treated).
I don't at all care for what you're insinuating here. We're a very open community, and we welcome those who would join us in peaceful discussion without resorting yellow-journalism style sensationalism in their posts. For instance, when I had a complaint about the beer temperature at Boombozz Taproom a while back, I didn't go around calling it "terrible," I simply posted my concern and it was congenially addressed. The only time new posters come under fire is when they make inflammatory or ridiculous statements. In that case, they tend not to stick around long enough to become veteran posters, hence the statistical skew.
J Dylan wrote:The regular posters here have an unhealthy love of local proprietors that post here.
An unhealthy love of local proprietors that post here? It is true that each of us has a few establishments that we hold particularly close to our hearts, and we would defend them if they came under fire. If a good number of these establishments happen to be owned by people who post on here, could it not be attributed to the fact that their dedication to food in Louisville (and hence their membership on this forum) shines through in their work.
J Dylan wrote:IThe original poster stated, in my own terms................."The beer was too warm and terrible......The service was "bitchy" when we questioned the temperature of the beer...and the appetizer we had was not good."
Sorry, but your original post said nothing at all about food, which was the biggest point of contention with your post at first. You vaguely mentioned some sort of "downhill spiral," some rude service, and then claimed to have dinner at Ramsi's. You never answered my question about what beer you had, and when we tried to explain why the beer was served warm (because it seemed as if the server had in fact been rude), you wrote me off as the "beer-educated Paul Mickey boy." Personally, I'm a fan of being educated, but then again I guess I can't expect the same thing from everyone else. Also I notice that you're using the word "terrible" again, and you seem to throw it around rather lightly. Might I suggest you look up a less inflammatory synonym if you really don't want people reacting negatively to your posts.
J Dylan wrote:Now if the original poster would have written....
"Our group finally made the trip over to TGI Fridays at Fourth Street Live. We love the concept of great beer and food, but many of us felt the both fell very short of our expectations. First the beer, I have enjoyed "insert beer here" in the past, but the brew last night was warmer then usual, almost "hot".
If the beer had actually been hot not not merely serving temperature, then I wouldn't hesitate to complain. However, the tone of original post and all subsequent ones has shown you to be prone to hyperbole. It may have been out of your ideal serving temperature, but that doesn't mean it was terrible. If you want an example of how to handle beer served at the incorrect temperature, please reference my thread on the too-cold beer at Boombozz taproom.
J Dylan wrote:We inquired about this to our server who was wearing a lot of buttons on her suspenders (who was very bothered by us asking the question) and said that is how they serve it! It was the beginning of a downhill spiral. The server by this point made it very obvious that we asked the wrong question. ...................later in he post....the potato skins were not good. We decided that it was time to go.
At least this time you acknowledged the lack of specifics regarding the food in your original post.
J Dylan wrote:(I almost feel bad taking up for you because I really believe Ramsis is terrible)."
I have absolutely no idea what point you're trying to make here. Do you not like Ramsi's after all, or is this merely some sort of strange twist at the end of your fable? Regardless, there's the word "terrible" again.
J Dylan wrote:Nobody would have blinked an eye at this post if it was called "TGI Fridays Terrible", but because it was a "favorite" of the posters that post 27 times a day it was attacked.
27 times a day adds to your perceived penchant for hyperbole. I'm just saying.
In regards to the moral of your story, I've got to point out the fact that I claimed earlier in this thread to be hesitant to describe any restaurant as terrible. The situation you described certainly doesn't warrant that strong of a word. If you had said the service was rude to you, no one would have argued with you. If you had just said that the beer was too warm and you found the appetizer to be lackluster, no one would have criticized you. You can't expect to make broad, sweeping, negative, and as of the original post ethereal comments and not incur some sort of negativity. I thought we were very sympathetic at first, and most of us backed up your notion that the server could have handled things better. If you really expect tact from others though, you have to learn to display some yourself.
J Dylan wrote:Robin..You changing the title of the thread was completly inappropriate.
He admitted that it was a difficult decision, but as we've all said before your original headline was too harsh based upon the information you gave us. Enough said.
As for the last nugget of your rant, I'm making a new post. This one is long enough as it is, and the worst is yet to come.
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."--J.R.R. Tolkien