Categories
Celebrity Grub Humor

Sophie Turner From ‘Game Of Thrones’ Reviews Sausages On A Secret Instagram

You gotta live the life mayn

A post shared by Passionate Bout The Saus (@sophiessausagereviews) on

We’re all eagerly waiting for the final season of Game of Thrones to air, as 2019 cannot come soon enough.

Until HBO makes a more official announcement regarding the premiere date, we’ll need some content to snack on to curb our GoT appetite. Lucky for us, one actress is passing the time with a secretive Instagram account dedicated to one of our favorite breakfast meats.

Sophie Turner, best known for her role as Sansa Stark on the acclaimed series, revealed that she has a secret passion: sausages.

She loves sausages so much that she actually created a secret Instagram account where she eats and reviews sausages.

The actress shared a screenshot of the account (@sophiessausagereviews) on her Instagram story and asked for a follow, reported Business Insider. The account has since gained more than 40,000 followers.

Below is her first post:

Followed by gems like this:

And this:

You can catch Sophie Turner in the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones next year. She’ll also star as Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, set to premiere February 2019.

Hopefully from now until then, we’ll be stuffed with all kinds of new sausage reviews from the actress.

Categories
Humor Now Trending

Poké Restaurant Savagely Claps Back At Negative Yelp Reviewer

Yelpers usually have the freedom to rip restaurants to their hearts content with no repercussions. Sometimes the restaurant will respond back and try to make things right, apologize and offer them free food.

This restaurant did the exact opposite.

Chisai Poké Bar in Brooklyn, New York received this fairly negative review, Jan. 3.
chisai yelp

It wasn’t the crudest of reviews. He had some beef with the door, and thought the food wasn’t very good. That was enough to trigger Chisai’s management, though, as the restaurant responded with this:

chisaiyelp
The response started off pretty tame, and quaint, but then they hit Dan with this savage comeback, “… when you mention the word “pathetically”, we can’t help but visualize you sitting in front of your computer or phone crafting over 7500 yelp reviews.”

Then they hit him with this gem of a closer:

chisaiyelpresponse

If you’re going to come after this humble little poké spot, you better come correct, cause they have some goons ready to clap back at your reviews.

Categories
Cravings Culture Restaurants Video

This Kid Goes Around London Reviewing Chicken Shops In A Suit [WATCH]

Whoever decdied to take chicken, batter it in flour, and deep fry it deserves to be recognized as one of history’s most prominent innovators.

Fast forward however many centuries and we get to relish in this awesome video of a kid, dressed to the nines, going around eating and reviewing fried chicken locations.

The self-proclaimed Chicken Connoisseur is the host of a YouTube series called The Pengest Munch. In each episode, the sharply-dressed kid goes around to various spots in London and tries a different fried chicken dish. Then, he reviews and rates the chicken with the articulation of one who’s been in the food industry for decades.

Check out “Episode 6: Chick King” above. You can find other episodes on his official YouTube channel. Definitely worth a watch for anyone who loves fried chicken.

Categories
Hit-Or-Miss

Kevin Durant And His Restaurant Are Getting BLASTED On Yelp

By now, you might have heard that NBA superstar Kevin Durant announced he would take his talents to the Bay Area and become a member of the Golden State Warriors.

It should be noted that business is business, but some salty sports fans took to Yelp to express their disapproval of Kevin Durant’s decision, by attacking his restaurant, KD’s Southern Cuisine.

OKC fans weren’t the only people trolling the page. Die hard Golden State Warriors fans jumped in to Welcome KD, while savagely mocking Thunder supporters. It got to the point where Yelp Support had to clean up the mess.

KDYelp

Within the past 24 hours, Yelp! users have been writing their in length about apparent disgust with his restaurant and him as a person. To be fair, KD’s has a 3.5 star rating, which is average. It seems unclear if KD’s name sake will depart from it’s home on Johnny Bench Ave., anytime soon.

Although it’s hard to believe that the majority of reviews aren’t even from people that LIVE in Oklahoma City, or really even about the food in general — but the trolls keep coming.

User BB (Canucklehead) H, gave KD’s 3 stars, but made a snarky comment about serving Kraft Mac n’ Cheese in a Klay pot. Although, the account’s location is set to Canada. Umm, okay.

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 1.48.33 PM

Yelper Jordan C., from Ohio.,  gave a 1-star rating and talked about his dreams getting thrown in the toilet. How can someone be this upset after the Cleveland Cavaliers won the championship? Um, Jordan, you know Cleveland is in Ohio, right? Why are you here?

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 1.53.03 PM

Troy A., got super metaphorical. Even found a photo of Kevin Durant in a chef’s hat — or made it. Either way, we’ll be over here if you need us, Troy.

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 2.09.17 PM

Charlie S., from Mill Valley, CA said the  restaurant was, “great” but STILL gave it 2 stars!? C’mon, fam!

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 2.18.51 PM

Warriors fans didn’t seem too eager to try KD’s but welcomed him in the form of a Yelp review. Because how else would you welcome a new player in 2016? So, yeah.

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 2.32.23 PM

 

On Thursday, as Kevin Durant was introduced to the media by Golden State’s management, he referred to meeting the Warriors as an, “organic” experience, which is ironic because the Bay Area is (probably) full of hipster vegans on organic-only diets. That’s a far cry from the southern home-style cooking his restaurant was serving up in Oklahoma.

Hey, if can’t take the heat — get out of the kitchen.

Categories
Hit-Or-Miss

Watch These Cholos React To Kale Chips & Kombucha For The First Time

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 10.18.09 AM

“This looks like bud. I’m on parole, G.”

If you’re health nut who does yoga and and hikes every weekend, you’re probably familiar with kale chips and kombucha, but for those not engulfed in the culture, those two foods are probably foreign.

Enter “Cholos,” hispanic gangsters who probably wouldn’t get caught dead in a yoga class. Facebook page We Are Mitu introduced a group of cholos to Rhythm kale chips and Health-Ade kombucha, gave them no context and just let the camera roll.

As they tried the veggie chips and fermented tea, the cholos added hilarious commentary such as, “You’re trying to get me arrested,” and the classic “I’m organic AND raw.”

Thankfully, kale chips are not weed, and kombucha is not a grenade, so no parole violations were committed in the making of this video:

Cholos Try Vegan Food

"This looks like weed…you're trying to get me arrested."

Posted by We are mitú on Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Categories
Hit-Or-Miss

1 In 5 Yelp Reviews Are Fake, What Yelp Has to Say About It

yelp-logo

According to MarketWatch, 20 percent of Yelp reviews are fake, or as Yelp likes to put it, “suspicious.” In a study dubbed Operation Clean Turf,  NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman led a year-long  investigation that ended in an agreement with 19 companies to cease the practice of creating fake online reviews. The companies also agreed to pay more than $350,000 in fines for false advertising.

Many of these businesses were guilty of paying freelance writers from the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Eastern Europe between $1 to $10 per review. Despite Yelp forbidding the use of paid reviews, a study by Michael Luca, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School, and Georgios Zervas, an assistant professor of marketing at Boston University, reports that fraudulent Yelp reviews rose from 5 percent in 2006 to 20 percent in 2013. The study predicts that the number may have risen to as high as 25 percent, unsettling news for avid fans who use Yelp as a go-to resource.

When a one-star boost on Yelp can lead anywhere from a 5 percent to 9 percent increase in restaurant revenue, it isn’t difficult to figure out why businesses are tempted to hire these companies that pump out faux reviews.

“Our findings suggest that unethical decision making is a function of incentives, rather than of unethical businesses,” Luca explains. “Organizations are more likely to game the system when they are facing increased competition and when they have poor or less established reputations… More generally, this casts light on the economic incentives that lead organizations to violate ethical norms.”

In an email to BGR, Yelp addressed MarketWatch’s report on Luca’s study:

The study confirms what Yelp has long known: businesses will try to submit phony reviews about their business or competitors. That’s why Yelp uses sophisticated software to filter out suspicious and less trustworthy reviews. As a result, Yelp only publishes about 75% of reviews submitted; the remaining 25% — including those highlighted in the study — are relegated to our filter and not recommended. So, while there may be some people who are still surprised to learn that businesses try to mislead consumers with phony reviews, the good news is that Yelp has been on the case since the very beginning.

So how do you tell the difference between a fake and real review sans fancy algorithms? Check out the tone of the review. Is it overly positive or negative? Fake reviews tend to be extreme, as there’s not much incentive for a restaurant to give themselves neutral coverage. The source is also a dead giveaway — if a Yelper writes a particularly damning or laudatory review but has close to zero other reviews, it may be reason to raise that red flag.

H/T MarketWatch + PicThx Yelp

Categories
Hit-Or-Miss

The Worst Sandwich Some Guy On Yelp Ever Ate

Yelp has lead me to the best pork bun I ever ate, the finest gourmet cocktail in Los Angeles and almost deterred me from a quaint and affordable bed & breakfast because reviewers claimed that the front desk attendants were rude and a homeless man walked too close to the reviewer’s daughter. I decided to stay at that bed and breakfast. Although the curtain-heavy wooden rod did fall when I tried to close the curtain, I slept happy, ate free muffins in the morning and through it all the attendants smiled, albeit weakly.

There’s a lot of buzz amongst business owners because just a few bad reviews can have really costly effects; for one owner, a bad review resulted in a 25% drop in revenue. Many believe that Yelp removes negative reviews in turn for advertisement and neglects to remove possible fake bad reviews on other businesses which don’t participate in the advertisement, prompting some to take Yelp to court for extortion. You could do that, or you can draw customers in with a  joke about the whole situation, which may just be an algorithm issue to begin with. Come on, aren’t you a little curious about that meatball sandwich?

via cnet/photo courtesy of flavorpill