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Many upscale restaurants backing off bottled water

There are 46 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Mar 29, 2007, titled Many upscale restaurants backing off bottled water. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Bye-bye bottled water. Hello eau de tap. A new trend is in the pipeline, with some upscale restaurants ditching packaged H2O in the name of conservation.

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Hef

Miami, FL

#1 Mar 29, 2007
Tap is fine but you must filter it somehow first.
Great Idea

Capitol Heights, MD

#2 Mar 29, 2007
San Francisco City water is GREAT. Straight form the Sierra Mountains. Another GREAT city water is Paris France - it beats the bottles stuff!
quick comment

Hollywood, FL

#3 Mar 29, 2007
spell Evian backwards...
NotStyro

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Mar 29, 2007
Good for these restaurants and their customers. It makes a lot more sense to just put the city/county tap water through a good RO filter then to do the whole bottle/ship/recycle steps.

Note - I live in an older section of Boca & put my water through two Brita/Pur filters before drinking.
mbo

Windham, ME

#5 Mar 29, 2007
this is so freaking retarded
bottled water is a scam

Hollywood, FL

#6 Mar 29, 2007
this is not a 3rd world country! only a sucker would pay for water in a bottle!how is it any better for you? 21st century scam!!!!!!!!

“Mr Tyzik is crushing your head”

Since: Dec 06

Wherever I kick my shoes off

#7 Mar 29, 2007
"Haven't you gone to a restaurant and they just expect you to order two or three bottles of water and it's $27 by the time you're done?"

$27 for two or three bottles of water? That's as bad as paying $200 for a bottle booze you can buy at the store for $35. I like nice things, but there is a limit to wasteful spending.
Helen Moreland

United States

#8 Mar 29, 2007
quick comment wrote:
spell Evian backwards...
Clever!!
My perspective

Hollywood, FL

#9 Mar 29, 2007
Wasn't it Channel 10 that did a story years ago on bottled water? They put a bunch of bottles in front of people who claimed they would drink nothing but, and could taste the difference. Most of the bottles were filled with tap. Guess what? Nobody could tell the difference!!! Buying bottles of water was, and still is, a trap for suckers.
Nicole

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Mar 29, 2007
I'd rather drink bottle water. Who knows if the restaurants filter their tap water.
Kayak Man

Brentwood, TN

#15 Mar 29, 2007
We are sold a bill of goods that is a lie. That is that bottled water doesn't have an impact on the earth. I'm no activist but I know that a plastic bottle in a landfill isn't going to dissolve on it's own. Tastes better? Maybe. At what cost? And no there isn't any recycling where I live and work in East Fort Lauderdale. The bottled water industry clowns and their Washington lobbyists should be euthanized.(Not a threat just a practical solution).
Waste of Money

AOL

#17 Mar 29, 2007
Penn & Teller also debunked this by serving bottles of water filled out back from a garden hose, then touted as something special (meaning - expensive). Not one diner caught on. Virtually all the domestically produced bottled water originates from a municipal supply. Stop throwing away your money.

“Think”

Since: Dec 06

Fort Lauderdale

#18 Mar 29, 2007
quick comment wrote:
spell Evian backwards...
good one.....

“Big Dreams and Small Worries”

Since: Mar 07

Chagrin Falls

#19 Mar 29, 2007
Why not bring our own?
truthteller

Boca Raton, FL

#20 Mar 29, 2007
Kudos to them going back to tap water.

How about another scam.....has anyone noticed how much restaurants in SoFla charge for soda or iced tea? Most places charge $2.50 and the CheeseCake Factory now charges $2.75. When you eat out a lot...as we do...it ends up being an extra $5 per meal.

I can almost buy two 12 packs of soda for that much!!

I'm going to follow the advice of the restaurant owners...but I'm forgoing soda/tea for the free water!!!!
Captain Obvious

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#21 Mar 29, 2007
Jeez. I thought they were gonna start charging for air.
dollar man

Miami, FL

#22 Mar 29, 2007
Yeah try drinking Hialeah water straight from the tap yuck!
Mr Obvious

Winter Park, FL

#23 Mar 29, 2007
Nicole wrote:
I'd rather drink bottle water. Who knows if the restaurants filter their tap water.
Better yet, who cares? Never mind that the pate they serve is actually Menu Brands cat food.....
Toixp for Dummies

Boynton Beach, FL

#24 Mar 29, 2007
No 1 Sidekick wrote:
"Haven't you gone to a restaurant and they just expect you to order two or three bottles of water and it's $27 by the time you're done?"
$27 for two or three bottles of water? That's as bad as paying $200 for a bottle booze you can buy at the store for $35. I like nice things, but there is a limit to wasteful spending.
Take your $35 bottle bact to your TRAILER... The $200 is for what's going on around you DIP WAD. These restaurants have millions invested , decor, equipment ect... all for people who want it, if you can afford $200, then get your $35bottle from Walgreen's go back home and watch COPS in your TRAILER.
Tax Man Larry

Raleigh, NC

#25 Mar 29, 2007
Most bottled water IS filtered tap water.

Read the labels, folks!

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