Morning Grind

Morning Grind: August 28, 2013

By on August 28, 2013 8:00am EST

Our daily morning roundup of food-related fare from around the web.

Heavy drinking and scantily clad women are commonplace on reality television nowadays. MTV is certainly betting on this formula for its upcoming show, Big Tips Texas. Set to premiere this fall, the bar-themed show will follow “a group of spirited young women trying to navigate the uncertainty of their early 20s through Jim Beam-colored glasses and a thick haze of hairspray.” Yes, you’re going to want to tune in for this one.

Whatever, I’d watch it.

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We’re here to confirm that, yes, Prince went to Michael White’s Soho restaurant Costata Friday night, but then left without paying the bill.So The Purple One dines and dashes—who knew?

I know there’s a “he’ll pay when doves cry” joke in there somewhere.

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There is a new approach we’ve noticed. The loud threat of a bad Yelp review. Help me understand this one. Threatening us with a bad review gets you what exactly? Has this bullying technique ever actually worked on your behalf? And what did you say, exactly, in your vindictive review that had any positive impact on your dining experience or was helpful to others?

Hard to write a Yelp review like that without showing what an ignoramus you, the customer, are.

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Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson is the Senior Editor and Community Manager at Food Riot. Give her all the bacon and eggs you have. Follow her on Twitter: @ImAmandaNelson

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