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Random Wed Apr 04 2007

"Gin and Tonic Bandit" Strikes again –– and Gets Caught.

Oh boy. This story made me snort coffee out of my nose this morning. What do you suppose the penalty is for skipping out on your check five times (other than being forced to pay for your meals, of course)? Also, how did the restaurant manage to let this guy get away four times?

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jocelyn / April 6, 2007 3:00 PM

definitely more than having to pay for your checks -- theft, is what it said in the article. yeah, i'd think maybe the second time you might not remember the guy, but the third time? no one remembers the guy's order? is he a mental patient? he keeps going back and doing the same thing? i'd try different restaurants, at least.

adam motherfucking samulak / September 29, 2014 7:58 PM

This man is my father. He is a world renowned engineer with multiple international patents under his belt.
You know that system that stiffens the suspension in your stupid car when you slam on your brakes to avoid running over your stupid kids?
Dad invented that.
He lost his brother and his daughter (my sister) to suicide.
He went a little crazy. But he is the man responsible for keeping your stupid ass from running over your stupid fucking kids.
You are welcome.
Now sit down and shut up about things you know nothing about.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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