vegetarian socialite

def.: A vegetarian who spends a significant amount of time socializing, entertaining and being entertained at fashionable venues.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A juice bar should have juice.

Ohhhh, boy!  Here goes a rant.  So, I went to Sawgrass Mills Mall yesterday, and had the misfortune of trying to order juice at a juice bar.  What a mistake that was.  I used to be so naive as to think that a juice bar would be the perfect place to get a nice, fresh cup of juice.  Apparently, juice bars are places where you buy smoothies, salads, pastries, coffees, paninis...pretty much anything but juice.

Or, at least that was the case with Rio Station Juice Bar.  I asked if I could order a juice, assuming that maybe the menu excluded juice simply because there would be no need to inform people that there was juice available at a juice bar.  The obviously disoriented cashier said something along the line of "yes, um, juice, um, smoothie, um, juice, um, banana hammock," or something like that.  So, I asked for a grande watermelon and strawberry juice and reiterated that I did not want a smoothie.

Only 15 minutes later, after battling a fly and doing the samba with the other five people in line at this treasure, I was the proud owner of a watermelon and strawberry smoothie!  Just in case you were thinking of spending your day in a gigantic mall, just to defraud Rio Station Juice Bar out of a smoothie that you didn't pay for...don't even think about it!  As I quickly learned, every employee will individually review your receipt for authenticity before the reluctant blender-technician hands you the smoothie you kind of ordered, but really didn't.

The smoothie was delicious, by the way.  But, a juice bar should have juice.  I'll never go back.

Rio Station Juice Bar (Sawgrass Mills Mall) on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

  1. I've been to other places like that if you are such an expert in "juice", you should know better that there is a difference between a smoothie and a juice.
    Smoothie is richer while juice is more liquidy. The difference is how you prepare them, the ingridients you use and the amount of ice you put in it.
    Hence the reason of the cashier's question "juice or smoothie"?
    I eat there and have their smoothies all the time and have never had a problem. Maybe before trashing a place, you should do your homework first...
    Better luck next time :-)