Who ever said that drag is only for gays! Drag is entertainment for everyone, and as Charlie Brown said - Leave the Bull Shit outside, Lips is all about fun!
True Lips isnt Bacchanalia, but its definately the most entertaining dinner theater experience in Atlanta, and our group thought the food was just fine!
By the way, Charlie Brown was just a fabulous as I remembered her to be! She is FABULOUS!
""Yes, and I need to tell you we do not allow separate checks. We do not split bills." I didn't believe the voice on the phone and hung up."
"She had agreed, after we begged, to give us separate checks. When I asked the manager earlier why they couldn't divide checks..."
it seems a little weird that a professional restaurant reviewer can't grasp the concept of "we don't do separate checks".
Looks like Cliff finally found a place to eat that meets his standards of gayness.
I'm really disappointed at Mr. Bostock's less than fair review of Lips Atlanta. It sounds as if he went into this with a bad attitude, focusing on anything negative he could think of.
Lips Atlanta is a very fun place to go with friends for an evening of drinks, dining and drag...all in a clean & smoke free environment. Not a smoke filled dirty bar but a place where you'd be proud to take your friends whether they're gay, straight or whatever. It's a great environment for the drag queens to have a steady job doing what they love to do in a beautiful, glitzy little palace. They do a fine job taking your drink orders and serving your dinner. My pork chop was delicious and the Mac & cheese was very tasty. It's not Ruth Chris so if you want that, go there. I do like the Wednesday & Thursday evenings better because there's only one seating so it's not as rushed and the drag performance is longer than on Friday & Saturday nights with. 2 performances. I'm looking forward to going to Sunday's gospel brunch.
If you want to have a great time in a space that Liberace would be proud of then make your reservations & go to Lips. Don't let Cliff's review bias you!
Were there sliders?
Straight people be havin' kids and goin' to church. You seen this, you heard about this? (adjusts tie)
RIP Hollywood HOTS...Backstreet...etc...
This town used to swing...and strut...now it shuffles. A 24 hr. moveable feast became a polite mixer.
Thanks Ray Lewis, lazy cops, and know-it-all killjoy liberal Democrat (?) power broker politicians.
WOW, Cliff writes an article promoting a $9 crappy steak at a gay bar and has the nerve to criticize Outback and Longhorn?
Cliff you make no sense.
Old ass thread, but I'll bite. I've eaten at many of Atlanta's most esteemed restaurants and I also put out a lot of good food in my own kitchen, so I know good from bad. Over the years Longhorn's has been a reliably good source for comfort food and gigantic portions whenever I find my way into one, almost always with my folks when I visit them in small town NW Georgia, to whom it is considered fine dining.
If you stick to the more popular entrees (steak, salmon, chicken dish, etc..) it's usually as good as similar items at quite a few respected Atlanta independents, though not necessarily much cheaper. It's not inventive or exciting cuisine, or described with rarefied flourish on a menu printed 2 hours ago, but it's usually highly satisfying for what it is. I typically enjoy reading your reviews Cliff, but this one definitely confirms your inveterate snobbery.
My wife & I go to the Sparks, NV Outback every Sunday before we got to gamble penny slots at Western Village.
We have been going like this for 10 yrs., We're on a first name basis with most of the staff and the proprietor. Everything we get is prepared to perfection or they'll change it. Mostly Filet, Rib-eye, Prime Rib with "Aussie Chips".
Great Vibe, Great food. We have been to some Outbacks out-of-town and haven't found some of them as good.
Even though it's a franchise, there can be quite a variation in food prep - staff - depending on the proprietor of the particular franchise..
Like the noodles?
Kind of like a ronin?
Thank you Wesley:
Wiki: leaving of one's homeland; a self-imposed exile and wandering for the love of God.
Then I take it that it's like an ascetic or pilgrim of ancient times who wanders the land out his devotion to a cause.
travels, especially on foot.
...peregrinations, really Cliff ?
I know you're a PhD, but I had to look though three dictionaries and I'm still not sure I get what it means.
What about Blondie?
someone should tell bostock that blonde should be used to refer to females, while blond is typically reserved for males.
and also yes, it's definitely possible for talented writers "to write meaningfully about Southern cuisine without eventually addressing race and racism" unless one is fixated on race and intent on turning paula deen into some sort of parable for race relations in society today or some such bullshit.
sometimes, it's just about the food.
Wow, the commentary on this argument is so incoherent and lacking a true understanding of how back-and-forth, intellectual discussions can actually make meaning that I can see CB planting his hand in his face over and over. "everyone is entitled to their own opinion," yeah, that's a nice line. Act like your opinion is informed by enough other dialogue and perspectives that i should give a shit.
P.S. I can't stand Paula Deen. Her eyes creep me out and that food she makes is stroke/heart attack/diabetes central. Also, I strongly suspect she is a Republican.
None of that matters.
A medical definition of scapegoating:
"Process in which the mechanisms of projection or displacement are utilized in focusing feelings of aggression, hostility, frustration, etc., upon another individual or group; the amount of blame being unwarranted.
Projection: Unwanted thoughts and feelings can be unconsciously projected onto another who becomes a scapegoat for one's own problems. This concept can be extended to projection by groups. In this case the chosen individual, or group, becomes the scapegoat for the group's problems.
Scapegoating is the point where one person is singled out as the cause of the trouble and is expelled or killed by the group. This person is the scapegoat. Social order is restored as people are contented that they have solved the cause of their problems by removing the scapegoated individual, and the cycle begins again.
The keyword here is "content"; scapegoating serves as a psychological relief for a group of people."
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