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TRANSCRIPT of Episode 78: "Huddle Kitchen & Bar"



Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 78: "Huddle Kitchen & Bar"

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*Please Pardon any spelling errors!


THEME SONG: [00:00:00] Everybody's got an opinion.

Every Californian and Virginian.

It's so hard to tell who to trust and who to ignore.

Someone's gotta settle the score.

Trey and Chelsey will help you choose!

Whose views win, which ones lose.

Online haters are comin' for you!

Baby, it's time to Review That Review!


[00:00:30] Chelsey Donn: Hello,

[00:00:32] Trey Gerrald: Hey, Chelsey and hello listeners. Welcome once again to Review That Review. We are the podcast that is dedicated to reviewing

[00:00:41] Chelsey Donn: reviews! We're just like Siskel and Ebert only. Instead of reviewing cinematic masterpieces, we rate and review those hilarious, scathing, and sometimes suspicious online reviews,

[00:00:54] Trey Gerrald: that is Chelsey Donn.

[00:00:56] Chelsey Donn: and that is Trey Gerrald.

[00:00:59] Trey Gerrald: And together we are.

[00:01:01] VOICEOVER: The Review Queens.

[00:01:05] Trey Gerrald: And a very special cheerio to all of you Patreon members. If you don't know what we're talking about, then you gotta go over to our homepage, Review That Review dot com. And click on the word Patreon so that you can get all of our bonus stuff. You know, you want bonus stuff. You know, you

[00:01:22] Chelsey Donn: doesn't want

[00:01:23] Trey Gerrald: you want more, you want more?

[00:01:25] Trey Gerrald: This is America. Unless you're not living in America, give us more. And if you, um,

[00:01:31] Chelsey Donn: us more.

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[00:01:39] Chelsey Donn: Or if you're A' Patreon, but you still wanna give us, give us more. Give us more. You can still

[00:01:44] Trey Gerrald: That's. Well, you don't have to do one without the other. You can do both or you can just do everything. Or you can know, you know, more and more. ChelseyBD, how are you? More girl

[00:01:54] Chelsey Donn: I'm good Goldie's doing her regular weekly activity of staring right into the bright light, so

[00:02:01] Trey Gerrald: the shadows going back

[00:02:02] Chelsey Donn: see how yeah, the shadow on my face is Goldie lying right there in front of the light, but you know it is what it is.

[00:02:10] Trey Gerrald: How are you? How are you post Thanksgiving? How is your life? What's going on here? We

[00:02:15] Chelsey Donn: Practically stuffed Trey.

[00:02:17] Trey Gerrald: practically stuffed Trey

[00:02:20] Chelsey Donn: It's like you think you need stuffing and you do need stuffing, but then when you get so much stuffing that you're beyond stuff, do you think 'I can wait till next year?

[00:02:28] Trey Gerrald: What's the weather like in Los Angeles? Does it get, like, do, do leaves, change colors?

[00:02:33] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, we get some changing of leaves. Everyone's sort of surprised that we have A' winter here for the past couple of years. My parents actually traveled this way for like Thanksgiving, Christmas time, and they're always like, it's so cold. And I'm like, yeah, well, it's freezing at home. It's just, you don't expect it to be chilly here at all.

[00:02:54] Chelsey Donn: And also, Necessarily dress appropriately like 'I feel like in New York, 'I was always wearing my like big puffy coat, like where 'I always felt like George Costanza, cuz everyone would try to like punch me cuz 'I was wearing A' big puffy coat. But that being said, 'I was warm. And here you tend to dress like it's summer and it's not that warm.

[00:03:14] Chelsey Donn: So it's chilly. But 'I can't complain because 'I know it's chillier where you are in New Jersey.

[00:03:20] Trey Gerrald: Well, that's the whole thing too with Key West 'I know that like, it's so hot always, but in the like wintery time, it does get very cold. It gets like very high, fifties and sixties, but it feels extra cold because your blood is thinner. So like, You're so used to the heat. Yeah.

[00:03:39] Chelsey Donn: Good point. Very, very true.

[00:03:42] Trey Gerrald: Well we've been very kind to weather, so why don't we do something unkind and why don't we go ahead and

[00:03:48] VOICEOVER: Lodge, A, Complaint.

[00:03:49] Chelsey Donn: Yes, I've been waiting for this all week, 'I. Gotta be honest.

[00:03:53] Trey Gerrald: do it. Diva 'I wanna hear?

[00:03:55] Chelsey Donn: Okay. 'I won. A', Lodge, A, Complaint. So 'I was driving the other day. 'I like to listen to playlists on Spotify, okay? And all of A' sudden A' song came on and it had A' siren sound in the song. Okay, and this happens sometimes and 'I don't know why we're doing this.

[00:04:14] Chelsey Donn: It like nearly gave me A' heart attack. 'I thought 'I was being, God forbid, pulled over. 'I was like, where is the siren coming from? It was completely unnecessary In the song that there be A' Siren, it wasn't like A'. It was called 'I Don't Know, sirens of Love or something. There were, there was like no reason for there to be A' Siren.

[00:04:33] Chelsey Donn: They just decided to mix A' Siren in with the other sounds in the song. And we know that people are listening to songs when they're driving. Why are we doing this? 'I have way too much anxiety. 'I have enough anxiety on the road. 'I don't need any sounds in songs that are gonna throw me off of my journey.

[00:04:56] Trey Gerrald: Now.

[00:04:57] Chelsey Donn: have you, you haven't experienced this 'I don't think as much as 'I have,

[00:05:00] Trey Gerrald: 'I don't know, but 'I 'I, it does occur to me if 'I was A' music producer or A' sound engineer. You know, people listen to music in the car. So the most annoying thing would be like A' Cop Siren or A' Fire Department. Siren.

[00:05:13] Chelsey Donn: Right. Where you're like, oh God, 'I, 'I, 'I. Gotta do something. 'I have to pull over, 'I have to whatever. And then you're like, oh no, that's just like randomly mixed in there.

[00:05:20] Trey Gerrald: yeah, 'I feel like that's definitely like they knew what they were doing.

[00:05:23] Chelsey Donn: they knew exactly what they were doing.

[00:05:25] Trey Gerrald: So do we think that's funny or do we think that that's

[00:05:27] Chelsey Donn: Oh no. Oh, I'm lodging A'. Complaint. 'I. Don't think it's funny at all.

[00:05:32] Chelsey Donn: Completely threw me for my game.

[00:05:34] Trey Gerrald: think abstractly. It's funny, but 'I, if 'I was living through that, it would bother me. But my question is, does it only get you once or do you think like you're gonna fall for it again?

[00:05:46] Chelsey Donn: Oh, 'I. Think I'll probably fall for it again. 'I mean, maybe if it was like , maybe if it was like, you know, Y M C A' or something and 'I was like, 'I don't know. If there was something that like 'I heard all the time, then maybe it wouldn't throw me. But you know, these playlists that 'I listened to, they tend to be like hot 100 or whatever the heck.

[00:06:06] Chelsey Donn: And so I'm sure it'll get me again.

[00:06:08] Trey Gerrald: no, 'I Get it. And 'I, I'm 'I. Do acknowledge that that is frustrating. I'm wondering, devil's advocate, 'I, wonder if it's contributing to people slowing down. 'I. Wonder if like it catches people and their speeding because 'I don't know if you experience this, but anytime 'I hear or 'I. 'I automatically, my instinct is to take my foot off the gas.

[00:06:30] Trey Gerrald: Does that happen to you,

[00:06:31] Chelsey Donn: Yes. Like must stop moving. Well, yeah. Cause you're like, even 'I mean, hopefully it's not you, but if it's not you, then it means you need to get out of the way, or very least like slow down so you can get out the way. So my instinct as

[00:06:45] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. 'I. Hear you 'I. Don't want to hear that in A' song. That's

[00:06:48] Chelsey Donn: No thank you. Yeah, do better. So that's my Complaint for the day.

[00:06:52] Chelsey Donn: When 'I was driving, 'I was like, Ugh. A' new Complaint. 'I was like first really upset and then very excited that 'I had something new to complain about. So, Trey 'I know you've gotta dig deep these days because we've complained about so many things over the course of 77 episodes now 78, what is it that you're gonna complain about for episode 70?

[00:07:13] Trey Gerrald: Well, you just gave me another one, so I'm adding it to

[00:07:15] Chelsey Donn: so Oh,

[00:07:16] Trey Gerrald: So consider that A' Deep tease. And 'I have one written on my paper I'm not gonna do because 'I have to just do this one cuz 'I don't wanna keep talking about my Bogata trip. But I'm gonna talk about

[00:07:29] Chelsey Donn: and here we

[00:07:30] Trey Gerrald: 'I know I'm gonna complain about this, uh, feeling of embarrassment because what happened to me when 'I was at the Bogata, 'I 'I actually could show you.

[00:07:40] Trey Gerrald: 'I won so much money on the Wheel of Fortune machine and it was. You know, going nuts and 'I took A' video and 'I didn't know that you're not allowed to take A' video.

[00:07:53] Chelsey Donn: yeah, that's A'. No-no. My mom's done it before, but

[00:07:56] Trey Gerrald: Well, 'I didn't know, and 'I saw people taking videos. So 'I, you know, like 'I took A' video and,

[00:08:01] Chelsey Donn: Well, of course you wanna take A' video and it's like ding ding. It's like going crazy.

[00:08:05] Trey Gerrald: Yes. And it's like spitting out the, like whatever. So this lady walked by and she was like, sir. And 'I was like, you know, yeah. And she was like, oh, do you work? And 'I was like, no. And she was like, oh, you can't take A' video. And 'I was like, oh, oh, I'm so sorry. 'I really didn't know.

[00:08:22] Chelsey Donn: But if you worked there, you could, you could

[00:08:24] Trey Gerrald: 'I don't know.

[00:08:25] Trey Gerrald: 'I also don't know why. She assumed 'I worked there. 'I was in A' button down, but. don't know, but like I'm mentioning it because it was like A' severe form of true embarrassment because 'I was instantly, like, 'I felt ashamed that 'I didn't know something, and then that 'I was called out, and then 'I was like worried, like, is am 'I gonna get kicked out?

[00:08:47] Trey Gerrald: Is she

[00:08:47] Chelsey Donn: or they, they can take away my money

[00:08:49] Trey Gerrald: yes, literally. And then when she like, and the look she gave me was like, no. Like, no, you can't take it.

[00:08:56] Chelsey Donn: But also if you did work there, you wouldn't be able to gamble there. So like

[00:09:00] Trey Gerrald: Well, 'I don't know why. 'I don't know. Separate of her asking me if 'I worked there. Like there aren't plaques that say, do not take video. Like I'm hearing that people that attend casinos know that 'I didn't know that. And you know, 'I only found out from doing it wrong.

[00:09:16] Chelsey Donn: 'I know that because 'I think 'I was probably caught. You know what 'I mean? Like 'I. Don't think 'I was just born knowing this 'I. Think like 'I won and 'I wanted to record the like, you know, like the whole like show cause it gives you A' whole show and you win.

[00:09:32] Trey Gerrald: Well, that's what 'I was doing. And then when she left, 'I was sort of left with who's around me, did people see me get admonished? And then 'I was like left with embarrassment and 'I was like, when this finishes, I'm gonna get up and I'm gonna like go to another machine. Cause 'I was so embarrassed, embarrassment, humiliation.

[00:09:52] Trey Gerrald: 'I was degraded. It was really embarrassing and 'I don't like that feeling, so I'm lodging Complaint against the feeling sensation of being embarrassed publicly.

[00:10:00] Chelsey Donn: Isn't it funny cuz it's like you're telling me the story and I'm like, Trey, this is like so not that deep. Like nobody was like even thinking about you, but then when you're in the moment

[00:10:12] Trey Gerrald: was so embarrassing.

[00:10:13] Chelsey Donn: it's like horrible. You

[00:10:15] Trey Gerrald: 'I was like, my face was plushing.

[00:10:17] Chelsey Donn: 'I know, oh my god, I've been there. 'I hate that feeling. 'I feel for you, but I'm still happy that you.

[00:10:24] Trey Gerrald: Thank you,

[00:10:25] Chelsey Donn: Yes. Even A' week later, we could still celebrate your win.

[00:10:28] Trey Gerrald: Thank you. I'm gonna mention this every week.

[00:10:30] Chelsey Donn: Exactly. Trey went to the Bogata once.

[00:10:33] Trey Gerrald: Did you guys know that 'I went to the workout?

[00:10:34] Chelsey Donn: know that? Oh my God. 'I. Love it.

[00:10:38] Trey Gerrald: So that's my Complaint. There we go. All right, well, should we jump in? Should we do the title?

[00:10:42] Chelsey Donn: Let's do it.

[00:10:43] Trey Gerrald: Woo.

[00:10:46] VOICEOVER: Review, That, Review.

[00:10:50] Chelsey Donn: As you know, we are your trustee. Review Queens. We bring in reviews from the internet that we feel need to be inspected.

[00:10:57] Trey Gerrald: We read you A' review, break it down and rate the impact of the review on A' scale from zero to five crowns. It's A', very regal process that we like to call.

[00:11:06] VOICEOVER: Assess, That, Kvetch.

[00:11:08] Chelsey Donn: That's true. All right, Trey, it's your turn. So what are you serving up for us this evening?

[00:11:13] Trey Gerrald: I'm just looking at the text you.

[00:11:16] Chelsey Donn: 'I know 'I was like, in case you didn't believe me, 'I sent Trey, A' text of Goldie, literally looking right into this light that when 'I set it up for the show, 'I look at it for A' second just to like turn it on.

[00:11:29] Chelsey Donn: And I'm blind for the first 10 minutes of the show and this dog is just staring into the light. So it's can't be.

[00:11:35] Trey Gerrald: Oh, Goldy.

[00:11:37] Chelsey Donn: Gold. Hey.

[00:11:38] Trey Gerrald: Her retinas are gonna be Goldy.

[00:11:41] Chelsey Donn: Exactly. God. Anyway.

[00:11:43] Trey Gerrald: um, anyway, to answer your question, so today I'm very excited. Listeners, 'I Am bringing in A' submission from someone that 'I work with, who when 'I shared with them, 'I disclosed what my podcast is. She was instantly like, Oh my God. 'I have A' review for you. And 'I was like, oh good. And, and she was like, I'm sending it to you now. So this was that readily available to this person in my place of employment. So here we go. Today I'm gonna be sharing A' one star review from. Google for A' restaurant called The Huddle Kitchen and Bar in Bolton Landing, New York.

[00:12:27] Chelsey Donn: right. Let's hear it.

[00:12:29] Trey Gerrald: And this review was written by someone named Giga. G 'I. G A'. Last name is Larf, L A', R f.

[00:12:38] Chelsey Donn: Gig. A'.

[00:12:40] Trey Gerrald: G A'. So 'I, don't know if there's some meaning there or there's something we can, um, dissect later, but this is their only review.

[00:12:49] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:12:50] Trey Gerrald: And then 'I wanted to just tell you the profile picture is really hard to decipher.

[00:12:56] Trey Gerrald: Like 'I. At first 'I thought it was, um, oh, it's donkey from Shrek 'I. Thought it was Thomas the train engine, but it's donkey from Shrek all.

[00:13:06] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:13:07] Trey Gerrald: Okay, so here we go. This is this one star Google Review for the Huddle Kitchen A' Bar, written by 'I A'. This restaurant was so bad. The all caps sad and all caps chubby,

[00:13:26] Chelsey Donn: What?

[00:13:26] Trey Gerrald: quote unquote way.

[00:13:29] Trey Gerrald: Tez spelled w e 'I, G H T E R.

[00:13:34] Chelsey Donn: Oh God.

[00:13:35] Trey Gerrald: Took forever to serve us bad food. 'I Caps know you see this Review and 'I will never come back to this God awful restaurant. Additionally to taking one and A' half hours to give us all caps, bad food. They forgot our napkins. Silverware, and much. They also charge A' 20% tip when they deserved caps.

[00:14:06] Trey Gerrald: No tip.

[00:14:07] Chelsey Donn: Ugh.

[00:14:08] Trey Gerrald: The price for four people was A'. Hundred and $22. Exclamation mark. You have no choice but to pay the caps. Forced tip for bad service place should be shut down. 'I am putting up signs in town telling people not to come here and

[00:14:32] Chelsey Donn: Oh my God.

[00:14:34] Trey Gerrald: to go to the pizza place across the street.

[00:14:40] VOICEOVER: Mm.

[00:14:42] Chelsey Donn: What the heck?

[00:14:44] Trey Gerrald: 'I

[00:14:44] Chelsey Donn: so mad at Gig A'. 'I had like high hopes for them because they had A'. Somewhat creative name, though 'I don't know what it means.

[00:14:52] Trey Gerrald: don't know what Giger means either.

[00:14:54] Chelsey Donn: Okay. What kind of restaurant is this?

[00:14:57] Trey Gerrald: The huddle, kitchen and bar.

[00:14:59] Chelsey Donn: 'I? Assume

[00:15:00] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. It's like American. It's like all American food.

[00:15:02] Chelsey Donn: Does it seem like ca

[00:15:05] Trey Gerrald: Yes. And it's like cute.

[00:15:08] Chelsey Donn: casual. It's cute.

[00:15:09] Trey Gerrald: It's like surf and turf, small plates like burgers, French dip. It's like very cute.

[00:15:15] Chelsey Donn: now quick math, right? A'. Hundred and 22, 4 people we're talking 30 bucks. A' person for like A' sit down meal. That doesn't seem bad to me. 'I mean

[00:15:28] Trey Gerrald: No. Uh,

[00:15:29] Chelsey Donn: not bougie, but I'm thinking. You gotta figure an entree's gonna be at least in the $20 A', high twenties range, right? With tax.

[00:15:40] Chelsey Donn: $30 is like very easy to achieve anywhere.

[00:15:46] Trey Gerrald: Yes. 'I. Don't think that A'. Hundred $22 for four people. 'I don't. 'I don't. That doesn't

[00:15:51] Chelsey Donn: 'I mean what? What is it that we expect? And also why is A' Pizza Place and this like Bar American restaurant, how are those the same thing 'I mean? There's just like no.

[00:16:03] Trey Gerrald: Interesting.

[00:16:04] Chelsey Donn: there's no comparison. It's like, do 'I want pizza or 'I? Do 'I wanna like sit in A'? Cute bar environment. 'I mean. Obviously you knew this when you brought in this review, but Gig A' lost me immediately with the body shaming and like the calling out of the chubby waiters and calling them waiters like w e 'I, G H.

[00:16:26] Trey Gerrald: 'I

[00:16:27] Chelsey Donn: F you 'I can't with you Also like it just reinforcing so many started, obviously 'I like will only stay on my high horse for like two seconds,

[00:16:37] Trey Gerrald: No. Get on it.

[00:16:38] Chelsey Donn: 'I. 'I hate how people are discriminating against fat people, especially when it has like anything to do with food and like 'I don't, there's just like something about like being like, oh, and the waiters were fat.

[00:16:50] Chelsey Donn: Like screw them. Let's go get pizza. Okay. You have A' fast metabolism. You're not like inherently better than any of these people that are working their asses off trying to serve you. Okay? That's just what their bodies look like. If they happen to even be large 'I. Don't know if 'I can trust you, but regardless, Trey, you know, you've waited tables before.

[00:17:10] Chelsey Donn: It's A'. Lot of work. You're like hustling. You're running around, you're doing A' lot. If you're gonna sit there on your. Like eating and comment on other people's weight. I'm sorry, but there's something wrong with you. You don't, you don't have any sort of value over anyone else just because your body is smaller than that person, especially when that person is hustling and doing their best.

[00:17:32] Chelsey Donn: You don't know. There's so many things that can go on in A' restaurant that can cause things to be slow. Maybe you were rude. Maybe you called them chubby. Maybe you like said something nasty. Waiter and they didn't wanna like deal with you. 'I, mean 'I. Find that to be A', perfectly viable explanation for what happened,

[00:17:49] Trey Gerrald: Well, 'I think that this conversation. Is exactly why. There's just no point to that being in the review. It has nothing to do like the synopsis. What 'I get from this review is that they thought the food was bad and that it was expensive and that the service was poor. So what is the like the weight has nothing to do

[00:18:08] Chelsey Donn: What is the way it have to do with any of that? You're implying that the, that the reason that the service was slow was because the people were overweight and they couldn't haul ass as well as somebody that was more fit

[00:18:23] Trey Gerrald: Right, but 'I also don't know that that has anything to do with forgetting napkins and silverware. Also, they say and much more, uh, define that. What does that

[00:18:30] Chelsey Donn: much more,

[00:18:31] Trey Gerrald: 'I also wanna say, 'I think that from like, it's the second sentence and it's in all caps, like, It just instantly makes me think you're an asshole.

[00:18:41] Trey Gerrald: Like I'm instantly not on your side reading this review. like it instantly makes me think you're mean.

[00:18:48] Chelsey Donn: you are mean. You're mean. You're like leading this entire, and you've never written A' review before, but you decided to get on Google.

[00:18:55] Trey Gerrald: and your picture is donkey like 'I.

[00:18:57] Chelsey Donn: is A' donkey. You're A' donkey, frankly.

[00:19:01] Trey Gerrald: well, yeah. An ass, but. 'I don't know if this is occurring for you, but it does make like 'I feel like there's something going on behind the scenes,

[00:19:11] Chelsey Donn: And also, why do you know they're gonna see this review?

[00:19:14] Trey Gerrald: Exactly. And why are they talking about this place across the street, which you pointed out as A'. Different menu

[00:19:23] Chelsey Donn: A'. Totally different menu, totally different restaurant. Like, why are you going on here and recommending A' Pizza Place to someone that wants to go to A' Pub that's across the street? Go ahead and go to the pizza place if that's what you want.

[00:19:35] Trey Gerrald: We don't know anything about the pizza place, but like looking at the menu for the huddle, they don't serve pizza, so it's A'. Completely different

[00:19:41] Chelsey Donn: Right. That's why 'I was asking what kind of food they had. Cuz it's like if, if they ordered pizza from this place and then they're like, Ugh, 'I spent $30 on this, you know, each person for this pizza 'I could have just gone across the street and gotten A' dollar slice. Well then maybe 'I would hear that.

[00:19:57] Chelsey Donn: But that wasn't the point that was being made that that point wasn't being made anywhere.

[00:20:01] Trey Gerrald: and they're consistently talking about bad food and it took an hour and A' half to get the food and they forgot. Like it's this thing we talk about on the show A' lot, where it's like 'I feel like they're piling on, like they're saying, like they forgot A' napkins and silverware, which 'I think is probably in one thing.

[00:20:18] Trey Gerrald: Like, are you getting A' roll up? Or is this A' place where it's like, The napkins and then they give you some, like that's one transaction that they forgot. So then what is the, and much more makes me think they're just like, they don't really have an example. And then this whole conversation, which we talked about, like the price point.

[00:20:35] Trey Gerrald: Okay. But let's break that down because 'I do sort of like, I'm curious, anytime there is A', um, automatic gratuity, and if it's A', table of four. Generally you see auto grad added for larger parties. 'I

[00:20:51] Chelsey Donn: Sure. Like A' party of eight

[00:20:53] Trey Gerrald: right? So I'm curious, 'I wanna know A' little bit more there?

[00:20:57] Chelsey Donn: I'd say, okay. That's the only value maybe.

[00:21:00] Trey Gerrald: Sure. Yes. Cuz 'I could read this and be like, oh there's gonna be an automatic gratuity. 'I Wonder if they were such jerks that they auto-graded them cuz they knew they weren't gonna do A' gratuity,

[00:21:10] Chelsey Donn: 'I did. That thought did cross my mind. Like maybe they were just such assholes that they were like, and these people aren't even gonna leave. A' tip. Cause for me, and we've talked about this before too, 'I, I've had bad service before. 'I. Think we've all had bad service. 'I don't think I've ever left. No tip.

[00:21:28] Trey Gerrald: 'I know that like, uh, 'I

[00:21:30] Chelsey Donn: To me, A' punishment is like 18% because 'I like understand what the service industry is like. So I'm always A' very high tipper cuz 'I know that it's A' really hard job and 'I have A', lot of friends that do it. So 'I, 'I have A' certain amount of respect for it. So 20% is like A' minimum for me. And there's just like, there's not enough information in terms of what went wrong.

[00:21:52] Trey Gerrald: That's what 'I wanna say is like you're saying, this restaurant was so bad, it was God awful restaurant. It took A' really long time to give us bad food. We had to pay A' tip. They did not deserve, you're forced. It should be shut down. Like, but they aren't, there's not like any substance. It's just like ranting

[00:22:11] Chelsey Donn: bad? If 'I was this person's, if 'I was gig's teacher 'I would say, try again.

[00:22:17] Trey Gerrald: need supporting

[00:22:18] Chelsey Donn: need supporting evidence. 'I don't need to know that it's bad. 'I need to know that there was A' hair in your food or that,

[00:22:24] Trey Gerrald: Right. Gimme

[00:22:25] Chelsey Donn: know, that the stake was burnt, or you know,

[00:22:28] Trey Gerrald: right? Or the portions were too

[00:22:30] Chelsey Donn: the salt was outta control or something like, just something.

[00:22:34] Chelsey Donn: Because if you, if you give me no evidence, then my trust value with you is very low.

[00:22:41] Trey Gerrald: Well, that's right. 'I will say like, 'I don't find A'. Lot of value in this other than the gratuity comment, spelling and grammar is, it is pretty on point. Like 'I do think they definitely did A' spell check here. Uh, this is an example where they use all caps to like, yeah.

[00:23:01] Chelsey Donn: sad chubby.

[00:23:03] Trey Gerrald: 'I just can't like A'. Also, the idea of changing the spelling of waiter to waiter is like so egregious to

[00:23:14] Chelsey Donn: me feel like you got into the restaurant, you saw that the waiter was overweight, and then you immediately were like, this place is gonna suck. The waiters are fat, like,

[00:23:24] Trey Gerrald: You know? What is really occurring for me is like, We're nearly in 2023. We, if we are hearing this and we're alive, if we're reading this review, we have survived A' Pandemic that we're still in technically, and someone who's going to like be this forceful A' and fat shaming is someone with such A'. Odd perspective on life that has is just an asshole.

[00:23:52] Trey Gerrald: Like there's no getting around. Like it's just so, there's like, right, it paints such A' horrific portrait of someone who would speak this way. And I'm really 'I don't know why 'I 'I 'I wanna honor that I'm creating this, but it really occurs to me that this is A' fake. Like

[00:24:12] Chelsey Donn: 'I was gonna say

[00:24:13] Trey Gerrald: yeah, it really feels like there's something shady going on here, like 'I.

[00:24:17] Trey Gerrald: Think some like 'I. Don't know if this is A' disgruntled employee that was fired. 'I don't know if this is someone from the restaurant

[00:24:24] Chelsey Donn: pizza shop.

[00:24:25] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. 'I don't. 'I don't know. Or maybe this was like an out of towner who went there and they were like horrible and so they left this mean review.

[00:24:34] Trey Gerrald: But it seems to me like they created A' dummy account.

[00:24:37] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Or the, or they're the kind of person that thinks just saying, you know, sad, chubby is enough. Like that, that's funny. Or something that like, that's enough of A' reason to take up space. Cuz that's what you have to add,

[00:24:52] Trey Gerrald: but that just seems so out of touch that it makes me feel like 'I 'I can't trust what's coming next.

[00:24:58] Chelsey Donn: 'I agree. Ugh.

[00:25:00] Trey Gerrald: All right. Humor

[00:25:02] Chelsey Donn: over you gig A',

[00:25:02] Trey Gerrald: there any humor here?

[00:25:04] Chelsey Donn: not the kind of humor that 'I laugh at

[00:25:06] Trey Gerrald: And 'I. Don't believe 'I think they're just being meaning to be funny or something about putting up signs around town. Like no one's really gonna do that.

[00:25:13] Chelsey Donn: The signs around town thing, 'I mean. Like, it's not even funny. It's just stupid. It's stupid. When you haven't given me any evidence, you've given me no evidence other than the fact that you say you don't have silverware, but like maybe 'I, just 'I. Don't trust them. 'I think that they were very difficult customers and if 'I was waiting tables at this place, 'I wouldn't want their, you know, 'I wouldn't want to have them as my table.

[00:25:35] Trey Gerrald: No. All right. And 'I, there's A' very strong impact here. Um, do you want A'?

[00:25:41] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, let's do it.

[00:25:42] Trey Gerrald: do it. All right, so ChelseyBD and 'I each have our own set of zero to five crown cards and an effort to be fair and not influenced by one another. We will simultaneously reveal our ratings,

[00:25:56] VOICEOVER: The Queens are Tabulating. 'I chose A' School.

[00:26:05] Chelsey Donn: Have crown, half crown. The Queens are unanimous. 'I mean, duh. The half crown is for the information about the gratuity being included, which like again, doesn't really bother me because I'm generally gonna give 20% anyway. So I'm not the type of person that's gonna be like super turned off by that. But 'I can see how maybe some people would want fair warning that there was gratuity included.

[00:26:28] Chelsey Donn: So that's really the only credit 'I can give 'I. Think that, you know, gig A' is A' bully. And or competitor and or both. Don't trust them and can't really give them any more credit than A' Half Crown. How about you, Trey?

[00:26:43] Trey Gerrald: 'I mean 'I was bouncing between zero and and half be be, and the same reason for the half as you is because of this gratuity and I'm once again totally creating out of nothing. They auto-graded them because they were so disgruntled. But I'm making that up. 'I just it, the impact for me is about who this reviewer is.

[00:27:04] Trey Gerrald: It, it actually has nothing to do with the actual restaurant. And 'I just 'I mean. It's such A'. It's such A' turnoff that like 'I 'I mean 'I Couldn't

[00:27:14] VOICEOVER: There is A' reply.

[00:27:15] Chelsey Donn: reply. Thank goodness. Oh my God. Okay. Okay, 'I. Feel better

[00:27:19] Trey Gerrald: Oh, all right. So yes, there is A' reply that interestingly was written three hours after the review was posted.

[00:27:29] Chelsey Donn: Wow. Okay,

[00:27:30] Trey Gerrald: So the user reply here is from the huddle kitchen and bar parenthesis owner. They write,

[00:27:37] Chelsey Donn: Right.

[00:27:38] Trey Gerrald: We're not sure why you think the weight of our staff members was relevant to your poor experience, but we want to be very clear that even if you wanted to return to our restaurant, you are very much not Welcome back.

[00:27:54] Trey Gerrald: We hope you enjoy Kate's across the street. There are lovely people, which is more than can be said about you.

[00:28:01] Chelsey Donn: Yes, Queen.

[00:28:05] VOICEOVER: Mm.

[00:28:06] Chelsey Donn: Thank you. Thank you. Feel validated. Good job.

[00:28:14] Trey Gerrald: 'I. Mean 'I. Think it's 'I. Think it's A'. Good reply. 'I. Feel like 'I. Don't know there is. There is something that is landing for me about matching negativity with negativity, but. But 'I also think that as was evidenced in our crowning, like there's just no point to this review cuz it's so hateful that there's not really value, that it is sort of like, there is no point in addressing anything in the review other than like, what are you talking about?

[00:28:48] Trey Gerrald: Wait, what's wrong with you? And like, please don't return.

[00:28:52] Chelsey Donn: 'I mean 'I. Think that it's, yes, 'I agree. Like we don't always wanna meet hate with hate, but in this case, it's like you are coming out with discrimination, right? So like 'I support any business in saying we don't want discrimination in our business. Not only like, don't, do we not care that you're not coming back,

[00:29:13] Trey Gerrald: You're not welcome, right.

[00:29:15] Chelsey Donn: You know, because that's not acceptable. And 'I and 'I. My guess is that given the fact that this was written so quickly after it was written, my guess is that this person was A' very difficult patron. And if they were, if they felt the need to write this online, imagine what they were saying in person and the way that they were behaving in person.

[00:29:39] Chelsey Donn: So 'I don't really feel like it's, it's hateful. In fact, they're like, go to Kates. Go ahead. We love them. They're nice people. You know what 'I

[00:29:46] Trey Gerrald: Well, yeah, well, full disclosure here. 'I didn't get any backstory from the person that gave me this review other than they know the manager of this restaurant. But 'I don't, 'I don't know any of the story, but 'I really was left when 'I read the review before 'I read the reply. 'I really kind of had created A' story.

[00:30:08] Trey Gerrald: That someone at Kate's wrote this review, someone at the pizza place that that just occurred to me. But then when they addressed Kate's, it made me think like, oh, there's no way. But then 'I also thought, if they

[00:30:20] Chelsey Donn: Well, maybe that's shade. Yeah,

[00:30:22] Trey Gerrald: they really did meet negativity with positivity. It's like, what's that Bible verse?

[00:30:28] Trey Gerrald: Turn the other cheek. Cuz 'I really follow that book. But like, you know, 'I really 'I don't know 'I. 'I feel like. 'I, I'm making up. We, we don't wanna slander this pizza place, but 'I, 'I really think that there is probably more to this story because the review is so outlandishly out of touch with reality that like 'I mean, it's just so insane.

[00:30:53] Chelsey Donn: I'm left wondering 'I guess because obviously like I'm hypersensitive to this issue, 'I think you are more sensitive than most people to this issue, which 'I appreciate. 'I. Don't think 'I could be your cohost if you weren't, but I'm wondering if like, Everybody reading this review would have this reaction.

[00:31:10] Chelsey Donn: Like, would you, would everybody be, you know, immediately turned off 'I? Hope so. 'I. Hope

[00:31:18] Trey Gerrald: 'I mean when 'I read it, like when my coworker was like, you have to read the, you have to do this review. There was no preface. So when 'I read it, 'I was like, what? And then waiters being spelled that way in quotes, 'I was 'I. My 'I mean 'I literally was like, what? And then when you add up the sums of the whole, like, 'I don't even know that 'I agree with your point from the.

[00:31:44] Trey Gerrald: Assessment. 'I don't know if the fat shaming is to do with the service because they don't give us enough evidence. They just say that the food was bad. They were there for an hour and A' half waiting on the food and that they didn't have the napkin and silverware and more like there's so much not here that it just feels out outrageously slanderous to give someone A' negative review.

[00:32:08] Trey Gerrald: Like that's why 'I think there's more to the story here. That being said, could someone that doesn't have A' sensitivity to body issues laugh at that? Maybe, but like, it's just so, like we are so not in that conversation anymore. It's like this, that, that's not okay. Like

[00:32:28] Chelsey Donn: And this was written, when was this written recently?

[00:32:31] Trey Gerrald: don't know, honestly, because this is A' screenshot and it doesn't say the date.

[00:32:37] Trey Gerrald: So, 'I don't, 'I don't have that answer.

[00:32:39] Chelsey Donn: but presumably, like if this person that gave it to you, like knows the owner like 'I, I'm sure it was like recent ish. Recent enough to not be so blind to like

[00:32:52] Trey Gerrald: Now wait. Here's A' question. Did you imagine A' gender for the server?

[00:32:58] Chelsey Donn: Mm.

[00:32:59] Trey Gerrald: It actually says waiters with an s.

[00:33:01] Chelsey Donn: 'I mean? 'I was just imagining like male and female waiters that were overweight. 'I. Mean. 'I. Feel like I've had A', lot of waiters that have been overweight and fabulous. 'I just don't know how like. Where that even fits into evidence for anything. That's why the only thing 'I could think of was that they were commenting that they were being slow or you know, like that there was like A' detachment to

[00:33:23] Trey Gerrald: the slow service,

[00:33:25] Chelsey Donn: and the slow service because otherwise what is the point of even bringing up their size?

[00:33:31] Chelsey Donn: I've had plenty of servers that like haul ass who, you know, have above average bmi, whatever the hell that.

[00:33:38] Trey Gerrald: but like everyone does in America, like everyone

[00:33:40] Chelsey Donn: that's what I'm saying, 'I know

[00:33:42] Trey Gerrald: like portion size. Well, obviously it's A' bigger conversation, but yeah. 'I don't know 'I. Yes. 'I hear the point. They, they very well could be intentionally finding TreyGerrald words to be upsetting. They could intentionally be doing this thinking it.

[00:33:56] Trey Gerrald: Will be funny or because they thought the servers were slow, because they were overweight. 'I mean who fucking knows. All of it is so 'I mean. It's exactly what the reply is. 'I mean. It's like, why do you think this is relevant? You're not welcome back. Like, get out of here. 'I. Mean 'I. Think the reply handles it very well.

[00:34:15] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. 'I think so too.

[00:34:16] Trey Gerrald: really wanna know more. 'I really wanna know what the T is behind.

[00:34:20] Chelsey Donn: 'I do too, but 'I don't know that we'll ever find out because there's really no other stone left to turn over considering they only wrote one review.

[00:34:29] Trey Gerrald: Fake. It's all fake. This is

[00:34:31] Chelsey Donn: all vague. 'I can.

[00:34:33] Trey Gerrald: All right, well,

[00:34:34] Chelsey Donn: over you. 'I, can't!, 'I. Don't even know what your name means, but I'm,

[00:34:37] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. If any of you listeners know, like if you have more to the story or if you know what Gig A' A', like, are we missing something culturally? What is the backwards for? For, for, for all. For lag. 'I. Yeah. 'I. Don't know.

[00:34:53] Chelsey Donn: 'I. 'I don't see anything there. 'I. Yeah.

[00:34:56] Trey Gerrald: All right. Well, this was disgusting and A' downer, but good job for the reply.

[00:35:00] Chelsey Donn: thank you for your, to your coworker friend for passing on this review. It's always so nice when we have listeners and friends contribute reviews because listen, we know that everybody's online reading reviews, so if you happen to be online and you find something that you think is A' little suspicious or special, slide into our dms, please.

[00:35:23] Trey Gerrald: So let's change the energy. Let's switch it

[00:35:26] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:35:26] Trey Gerrald: reached the most regal portion of our show. ChelseyBD, who are you inducting today for?

[00:35:34] VOICEOVER: My Royal line.

[00:35:35] Chelsey Donn: Well Cha, today I'm going to induct clothing company called Blind Brothers. Have 'I talked to you about this before? So Blind Brothers is started by Bradford and Brian Manning, who were both diagnosed with an eye disease that caused blindness over time. This condition's inspired A' special vigilance for details and A' passion that carries over the construction of their clothing line.

[00:36:02] Chelsey Donn: So within some of their clothes, they have braille and things that are specifically designed for people that are blind, which is pretty fascinating. They're both graduates of the University of Virginian and they currently live in New York City. Something that they do that 'I love, which is one of the reasons why 'I wanted to bring them up as an induction is they do something.

[00:36:24] Chelsey Donn: Called Shopping Blind, where basically you can buy something either for yourself or as A' gift and you're shopping blind, so you don't know. There's different price categories that you can buy in at and you don't know what it is that you're gonna get, but whatever it is that you are gonna get is gonna be lovely.

[00:36:41] Chelsey Donn: 'I actually did this one year as A' gift for my dad, and he got A' really cool hat, black hat that had braille on it, and A' Super soft shirt. The products are amazing and above and beyond that 100% of the profits for this company go to researching eye disease through the foundation for fighting blindness.

[00:37:03] Chelsey Donn: So it's such an amazing cause built in with such A', beautiful. Mission and amazing high quality products. It's really A' win-win 'I. Know A'. Lot of times when the holidays come around, we don't know, you know, what to get for certain people and 'I can't imagine anyone would be upset about getting, you know, one of these either going in blind and just doing the shop blind or.

[00:37:26] Chelsey Donn: Buying A' product knowing that your purchase is going to go towards curing, hopefully God willing, blindness. So what A' beautiful mission. Thank you Bradford and Brian Manning and 'I. Wanted to induct both of you guys as our Royal Highness 'I. Really, really love the mission behind what you do. And 'I.

[00:37:46] Chelsey Donn: Hope we do find A' Cure. 'I. Hope we do 'I. Hope we do. Please find A' Cure.

[00:37:50] Trey Gerrald: Wow, that's amazing. Blind brothers, right? I'm gonna check it out.

[00:37:53] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, for sure.

[00:37:56] Trey Gerrald: Well, we've done it. We have reached the exciting conclusion of another round on the R U N RQ Ferris Wheel Up, not Kate's Pizza.

[00:38:08] Chelsey Donn: thank you for joining us today. If you like what you heard, please tell A' friend.

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[00:38:31] Trey Gerrald: Your review helps us catch brand new listeners and it really does help. So we would appreci.

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[00:38:46] Trey Gerrald: Yes, tip your servers.

[00:38:48] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, 'I mean we're not including 20% gratuity, but

[00:38:52] Trey Gerrald: That's true.

[00:38:53] Chelsey Donn: to be so kind.

[00:38:54] Trey Gerrald: That's true. It's not even 20% if you join the Patreon. Okay. Anyway, join our mailing list at Review That Review dot com to stay up to date with all of the goings on in the Queen.

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[00:39:15] Trey Gerrald: And 'I am at Trey Gerrald.

[00:39:18] Chelsey Donn: On today's after show podcast, we are reading and reviewing, oh, no Trey. Here we go. It is A' five star review. Four. HyperX Cloud, two gaming headset, 7.1. Surround sound memory foam ear pads.

[00:39:40] Chelsey Donn: Durable aluminum frame. Detachable microphone Works with pc. PS five PS four. Xbox series X slash S. Xbox One Gun Metal.

[00:39:56] VOICEOVER: It's super coloristic. It's the A'.

[00:40:00] Chelsey Donn: It's mouthful

[00:40:00] Trey Gerrald: Damn.

[00:40:01] Chelsey Donn: to find out what made Trey say,

[00:40:05] Trey Gerrald: Okay. I've never considered noise canceling, canceling out the noise of A' murder. And to find out what made ChelseyBD say,

[00:40:15] Chelsey Donn: oh my, no, no, no, no, no.

[00:40:18] Trey Gerrald: then we'd love to invite you to become A' member of our Patreon. Again, you can do that at Patreon dot com slash Review That Review, so that you get access to hearing our weekly after show companion podcast. Don't be A' waiter. And remember 'I. Can't say that. Don't be A' hater, like gig A' out or Larf, and remember.

[00:40:39] Chelsey Donn: Ignore the haters like gig A'. You're A'. Queen.

[00:40:44] Trey Gerrald: Gender nonspecific Queen. Goodbye.

[00:40:48] Chelsey Donn: Bye bye. Gig A' A'.




Review That Review is an independent podcast. Certain names have been redacted or changed to protect the guilty. Executive produced by Trey Gerrald and Chelsey Donn with editing and sound designed by me with voiceover talents by Eva Kaminsky. Our cover art was designed by LogoVora and our theme song was written by Joe Kinosian and sung by Natalie Weiss.



[00:41:08] Trey Gerrald: Way as my fork and knife and napkin. I'm so mad.

[00:41:14] Chelsey Donn: I'm Tide ching, Lars negative fat shaming energy.

[00:41:18] Trey Gerrald: Oh my God. You literally are. I'll join.

[00:41:22] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Forgot. We both know how to do this.

[00:41:25] Trey Gerrald: 'I don't remember it though. 'I did in high school.

[00:41:28] Chelsey Donn: All right.

[00:41:29] Trey Gerrald: where's our sage?

[00:41:31] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Feel better.


 

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