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Old 01-25-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Nasty Restaurants


Have you ever been to a restaurant and gotten sick from their food?

Which restaurants? What did you have?

I like the Rochester Dinosaur, but recently they took out our IT Team at work for a couple days.

Do you have any horror stories?

-Raymond
 
Old 01-25-2008, 03:11 PM   #2
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I've worked at a restaurant before. Don't ever think because it's expensive and fine dining that it might not be gross and disgusting in the back.

Don't ever think cause they drop your steak on the floor they're not going to pick it right back up and put on your plate to be served.

Watch the show Kitchen Nightmares, I'd have to say probably 95% of the restaurants are that disgusting. My wife worked fine dining as waiter for like 10 years at multiple places, they're all the same.

And yes, I've worked fast food too. I actually worked at a Hardee's in Indianapolis IN as a teenager. The store I worked at got the cleanest Hardee's in the nation the year I worked there and honestly, it wasn't that clean. I tried my best cause I'm OCD and Anal Retentive to being clean.

I even helped out another Hardee's one night cause they were short staffed. They asked me why I proceeded in scraping off the excess grease and fat from the grill after a few burgers were cooked. They said they only scraped it like once a week. I never went back to help them out again.

If you want your food safely cooked and cooked in a clean environment, cook it yourself at home, in your own kitchen.
 
Old 01-26-2008, 04:37 AM   #3
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Have you ever been to a restaurant and gotten sick from their food?

Which restaurants? What did you have?

I like the Rochester Dinosaur, but recently they took out our IT Team at work for a couple days.

Do you have any horror stories?

-Raymond

Here all groups of students, we were sick as crap.
http://www.cityneo.fr/images/9999.1....PC0140140.jpeg
400 coups lille, no way again

in Pita too, long time ago

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Old 01-26-2008, 06:42 AM   #4
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Cool

I just wanna say hello to popowich!

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Old 01-26-2008, 10:36 AM   #5
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Personally I would be put off by a restaurant named The Rochester Dinosaur, but having said that I have no useful recommendations.
 
Old 01-26-2008, 04:46 PM   #6
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Do you have any horror stories?

-Raymond
Got a dose of the shits once from KFC

went to the doctor
he said
"Oh most of the food poisoning cases we see are KFC"
Thankyou, that was over 20 yrs ago
haven't eaten it again

When I worked for Telecom in NZ
we had to put in an extension phone at a Chinese takeaway
nice and clean in the front
boxes of rotten vege out the back
and a Doberman bitch and her puppies living in a cardboard box
roaming around the back
yes sir
we saw a lot of interesting food places

what trickykid said
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If you want your food safely cooked and cooked in a clean environment, cook it yourself at home, in your own kitchen.
exactly


floppy
 
Old 01-27-2008, 12:08 AM   #7
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Strangely enough, not many places make me sick. My wife and my mother get a little aggravated with me, since I seem to have a cast-iron stomach but they get sick. I just hoover it up and go on about my business. Maybe one day the tables will be turned, but doubt it.
 
Old 01-27-2008, 10:22 AM   #8
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many times , i'm always the only one who eat any food cooked by very old people ... you know , their tounge , their thumbs , fingers and things like that ... and also , my son once said thet he dont want to sleep with them during the night , he complained that they are very smelly ... i whacked him up ...



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Old 01-27-2008, 12:23 PM   #9
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Today... I am officially going vegetarian. It is very hard to come by fresh meat around here. Only those frozen crap, except maybe for fish. I (tried) to eat chicken today. It is an already finished fried chicken that you just have to unfreeze inside the oven. Usually, it tastes quite nice and it is very simple to do (which is important sometimes when time is tight).

But sometimes (like today), it can look... disgusting. And today it did. Even smelled funny. So basically, I am going vegetarian just because meat, pretty much blows over here.

And that is from known company over here. Gosh only knows what the heck they serve on the restaurants around.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 05:08 AM   #10
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Just don't think about it or it'll drive you to paranoia.

I worked at a Hotel/Restaurant bout a 100 years ago and there is some stuff that will start you think 'I better hunt down my own food' even if they play by all the regulations.

Having that knowledge I just decided to ignore it for the easy reason that I was travelling up to 360 days per year for 10 years in my job after that and sometimes you'll have to eat no matter what.
Just was hoping that if I get sick it hits in the US for the cash :-)

Needless to say - the only times I got sick from food was off the job (2x) and at home once.

No way I am condoning restaurants serving less than 100 percent ok food but if you look at the numbers of people eating out and the ones getting sick it's amazing how few do get sick - really think things get blown waaay out of proportion.

This might stem from the funny idea that there is something as real 'clean' food today.Where would that come from?
The whole planet is a toxic waste dump and everything on it gets affected (inluded plants - no need to become veggie for that reason)by it plus regulations are not what the occational passer-by might think they are.

For example the expiration date on flour just makes sure there are no larvae (or worms or whatever you call those nasty bugs) in there until the expiration date.Their eggs are already in there anyway - just not hatched :-)

In Germany it is perfectly legal for a cook to use food after the expiration date at his professional discretion - suspect it's the same way at least in most of Europe.

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Old 01-28-2008, 12:17 PM   #11
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Just don't think about it or it'll drive you to paranoia.

I worked at a Hotel/Restaurant bout a 100 years ago and there is some stuff that will start you think 'I better hunt down my own food' even if they play by all the regulations.

Having that knowledge I just decided to ignore it for the easy reason that I was travelling up to 360 days per year for 10 years in my job after that and sometimes you'll have to eat no matter what.
Just was hoping that if I get sick it hits in the US for the cash :-)

Needless to say - the only times I got sick from food was off the job (2x) and at home once.

No way I am condoning restaurants serving less than 100 percent ok food but if you look at the numbers of people eating out and the ones getting sick it's amazing how few do get sick - really think things get blown waaay out of proportion.

This might stem from the funny idea that there is something as real 'clean' food today.Where would that come from?
The whole planet is a toxic waste dump and everything on it gets affected (inluded plants - no need to become veggie for that reason)by it plus regulations are not what the occational passer-by might think they are.

For example the expiration date on flour just makes sure there are no larvae (or worms or whatever you call those nasty bugs) in there until the expiration date.Their eggs are already in there anyway - just not hatched :-)

In Germany it is perfectly legal for a cook to use food after the expiration date at his professional discretion - suspect it's the same way at least in most of Europe.
Yeah, I agree. If you really think a lot about what potentially might happen to the food you eat when you didn't cook it, will drive you nuts. If you like to eat out, just take that chance. It's just like driving your car on teh freeway, the chances that you'll get into an accident is probably just as likely from you getting sick from food at a restaurant.

And expiration date is mostly a date the vendor or supplier should sell the food by. No one should think just cause it's past the expiration that the food has gone bad, that's why you open it, smell, taste it if you have to. A little mold isn't going to kill you.

Basically it comes down to this. If you can't stand the thought that someone might drop your food they're cooking on the floor, pick it up and serve to you or perhaps some cook is sick and is coughing all over the food, don't eat out. You just have to realize that when you aren't cooking your food, who knows what might happen. But really, the chances getting sick is slim most of the time. Everyone should be able to handle a little dirt and germs, etc. I'm willing to bet if you get sick and unless it's food poisioning, majority of the time isn't the food that gets you sick, it's someone sick working there or another person eating there that spread whatever is going around. Just because they have signs to wash your hands doesn't mean people always do such things..
 
Old 01-28-2008, 12:48 PM   #12
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precautions are still good ... for example , i once bought a string of cooked bird(donno what bird) eggs selling quite near to the floor in an open wet market(a truely wet ones) ... i didnt rinse it with clean water(unboiled is ok although not recommended for drinking straight) ... i got mine "opened flower" for full three(maybe 4 , cant remember) days ... totally cannot do anything , like dumb ... worst than 3 days of toothache ...

and also , beware of "public tissue paper"(actually table cloth but it really really functions like that) on the dinning table ... that would be kind of like public kissings in its truest sense ...

btw ... over here , i used to give away kfc burgers of all sorts to the workers the next morning ... they really happy "like f**k" ...




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Old 01-28-2008, 01:20 PM   #13
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KFC is just nasty though. Hardee's makes and served (to my knowledge still does) fried chicken. I use to have to make it myself when I worked there. I haven't touched fried chicken since. It's been about 13 years the last time I've eaten fried chicken. I also no longer eat red meat or pork. I still eat chicken and turkey occasionally but not as often, since switching to a mostly vegetarian diet, I haven't been sick since, not even a cold or allergy type symptom in over 5 years now.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 01:30 PM   #14
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Yeah, got very sick once after eating at Shoneys, here, in Kanawha City. Never been there ever since. But, stuff happens... I mean, it's not like somebody poisoned me on purpose, I mean... Now I know that that place is bad. That's a valuable experience.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 01:40 PM   #15
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but we really want to see them improve ... its a bit heart breaking to see them carrying on like that ...

infact ... now i'm kind of like feeling being some sort of a buddist would be good ...

but i'm not sure of it yet ...



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