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iReporter Joshua Estrin has some pretty fancy friends, including Top Chef Masters contestant and MasterChef Judge Graham Elliot of Graham Elliot restaurant in Chicago. Elliot's dad - a Navy diver who sounds like the coolest guy ever, would add food coloring to bowls of pancake batter so the family could sit down to a rainbow feast. And it didn't stop there.
Bronco Wine founder Fred Franzia talks about how he started selling bottles of "Two-buck Chuck" to Trader Joe's.
While Fred Franzia is indeed part of the Franzia Brothers' table wine legacy, the family sold the brand name in 1973 and he has no ties to the boxed wine.
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We've got a friend and frequent dining partner who looks human to the naked eye, but we're convinced that she must be part fish, genetically speaking. Girl simply can NOT get enough water at a restaurant, and becomes incensed if after a couple of sips, a server isn't there, topping up her glass.
We may have a slug or two if our tea or soda runs out, but there's a good chance our glass may even sit there, untouched. When it comes to restaurant water, are you a camel or a carp?
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