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Old 01-31-2015, 08:14 AM
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While at Belle Glade CC for dinner the other night, there was an extra $1.00 added to my vodka gimlet. (I just had the house vodka). When I questioned the waiter, he said that the $1.00 was for the splash of Rose's Lime Juice that was put into my gimlet.
I proceeded to tell him about being charged $.50 for ice in my gimlet at Redsauce. He said, "Our 'group' of CC restaurants charges $2.00 for "rocks" !!"
Of course, I said that that is BS, and he agreed.
Have any of you experienced these charges?? We feel that this needs to be stopped! Suggestions??
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:27 AM
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No, but I do agree that those extras are a bogus way to enhance their bottom line....sleazy is the word that comes to mind...cheap also fits...I'd drink else where...odd I'm not charged for "rocks" when I order water....
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Bring me an ice water, and hold the water. I'll also have two shots of scotch please!
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Ah oh...I can see it coming now. The die hard defenders of that country club conglomerate are going to jump on here and defend sleazy practices to the hilt. I am from Ft. Lauderdale & have travelled & eaten out in numerous restaurants over the past few yrs, including Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Key West, throughout the Fl Keys, San Francisco, Monterey, Pebble Beach, Boston & various places along the lovely New England coastline. I must say I have never ever seen a charge for ice cubes. Just whom do they think they are fooling with here...people who just jumped off a banana boat? Unbelievable!
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:33 AM
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We go off campus more and more when we go out. They talk about disposable income just dont like disposing of it all at once.
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Unacceptable. Me thinks a boycott is in order.
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I always ask what the drink specials are. If I am ordering something else I try to ask how much.

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While at Belle Glade CC for dinner the other night, there was an extra $1.00 added to my vodka gimlet. (I just had the house vodka). When I questioned the waiter, he said that the $1.00 was for the splash of Rose's Lime Juice that was put into my gimlet.
I proceeded to tell him about being charged $.50 for ice in my gimlet at Redsauce. He said, "Our 'group' of CC restaurants charges $2.00 for "rocks" !!"
Of course, I said that that is BS, and he agreed.
Have any of you experienced these charges?? We feel that this needs to be stopped! Suggestions??
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:40 AM
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I have never heard of charging extra for Rose's Lime Juice in a gimlet since that is part of a gimlet.

As for charging extra money ($2) for ice, I find that very hard to believe. I have been told of being charged more for straight liquor without ice because you get more liquor.

For the scoop direct from the source, why doesn't someone just put in a phone call to the manager at Belle Glade and ask him directly AND post his answer?

Me? I very rarely go that far South. I stick mainly with Lopez, Glenview, and Hacienda Hills. All very nice clubs.
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I have never heard of charging extra for Rose's Lime Juice in a gimlet since that is part of a gimlet.

As for charging extra money ($2) for ice, I find that very hard to believe. I have been told of being charged more for straight liquor without ice because you get more liquor.

For the scoop direct from the source, why doesn't someone just put in a phone call to the manager at Belle Glade and ask him directly AND post his answer?

Me? I very rarely go that far South. I stick mainly with Lopez, Glenview, and Hacienda Hills. All very nice clubs.
I agree. I think there's some fibbing going on here to cause a stir.

Oh, Mr Bond, you want it shaken not stirred? That will be $2 extra. LOL
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I have never heard of charging extra for Rose's Lime Juice in a gimlet since that is part of a gimlet.

As for charging extra money ($2) for ice, I find that very hard to believe. I have been told of being charged more for straight liquor without ice because you get more liquor.

For the scoop direct from the source, why doesn't someone just put in a phone call to the manager at Belle Glade and ask him directly AND post his answer?

Me? I very rarely go that far South. I stick mainly with Lopez, Glenview, and Hacienda Hills. All very nice clubs.
You are correct. You get charged more for ordering a drink on the rocks. However, that is not to pay for the rocks (ice). That is because you get more alcohol when you order straight liquor. Many places do this.
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While at Belle Glade CC for dinner the other night, there was an extra $1.00 added to my vodka gimlet. (I just had the house vodka). When I questioned the waiter, he said that the $1.00 was for the splash of Rose's Lime Juice that was put into my gimlet.
I proceeded to tell him about being charged $.50 for ice in my gimlet at Redsauce. He said, "Our 'group' of CC restaurants charges $2.00 for "rocks" !!"
Of course, I said that that is BS, and he agreed.
Have any of you experienced these charges?? We feel that this needs to be stopped! Suggestions??
How much was that drink?
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It's not just the country clubs. I had a Martini at Riccardi's in Brownwood and an additional charge was posted. It was up, not on the rock. So I suppose the olives were extra. If this keeps up, the unofficial Villages Cocktail (water with lemon) will carry a charge for the lemon.
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I think the $2.00 rock charge is for DUI insurance.

If you are drunk enough to pay $2.00 for ice you should be cut off.

Dont believe me, ask your financial adviser.
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if you order beer does it cost more with a glass
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While at Belle Glade CC for dinner the other night, there was an extra $1.00 added to my vodka gimlet. (I just had the house vodka). When I questioned the waiter, he said that the $1.00 was for the splash of Rose's Lime Juice that was put into my gimlet.
I proceeded to tell him about being charged $.50 for ice in my gimlet at Redsauce. He said, "Our 'group' of CC restaurants charges $2.00 for "rocks" !!"
Of course, I said that that is BS, and he agreed.
Have any of you experienced these charges?? We feel that this needs to be stopped! Suggestions??
If this is true, I just might have to quit drinking or the alternative and shoot myself........nah, that ain't going to happen either!!
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