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Season 2 Episode 17

Cracker Barrel feat. Jen Liv (Stand-Up Comedian)

In this episode of Fine Dining: The Search for the Most Mediocre Restaurant in America:

Part 1: Stand-up comedian Jen Liv LOVES Cracker Barrel so much (she's been to over 40 different ones!) that she hopped my car and road tripped with me to go there

○ In this Eat Deets episode, the history of Cracker Barrel includes the franchise's humble beginnings as a gas station restaurant before growing into what it is today

○ Learn what a "cracker barrel" actually is

○ Jen laments her allergy to eggs (or as Cracker Barrel calls them, "aigs")

○ Cracker Barrel has its own Indiana Jonesesque warehouse filled with decor

○ A woman gushes about her Cracker Barrel experience so hard she rambles in poetic stanzas in this week's Yelp from Strangers

Part 2: Coming closer to mediocrity than Applebee's (who scored 5.02/10), Cracker Barrel is the life-blood of this week's guest, stand-up comedian Jen Liv

○ The rocking chairs aren't the only thing that swings in this Cracker Barrel Country Store...

○ This week's Secret Menu mini-game: Kinky Restaurants

○ The hostess was desperately trying to earn her fourth star

○ Their biscuits are GOATed

What we ate this week: Hand-Rolled Buttermilk Biscuits with Apple Butter, Cornbread, Biscuit Beignets, Fried Pickles, Chicken Fried Chicken, Country Fried Shrimp, Sirloin Steak, Macaroni n' Ch**se, Fried Apples, Baked Potato, Corn, & Peach Cobbler

Rap music video premiere: "Cracker Barrel is Mid"

Location: Camarillo, CA

Michael's Score:                                   4.53

Chad's Score:                                     5.49

Tchotchke of Mediocrity Score:     5.01

Host: Michael Ornelas

Guest Hosts: Jen Liv

Music by: James McEnelly

Theme Song by: Kyle Schieffer

 

Segment Transitions Voice by: Sandy Rose

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VERDICT: 5.01 which makes cracker barrel the new standard of mediocrity!!

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