The Sandbar Grill Bar Rescue episode
|Albert Borrero, courtesy Bar Rescue|
I never realized what a mess the place was before the show stepped in - bugs in the liquor, frozen food, filthy surfaces, mold. I'm surprised I'm alive to write this, as I have eaten there so many times. People on social media are saying it was staged, so makes me wonder why they would allow this to be shown on tv. If none of that was real. Why say you have tainted food if you don't.
I loved where they put down the City of Miami at the beginning of the show, explaining how the college kids were driven out of town and of course the bar closing times being unfair compared to the rest of the city. I also never realized that co-0wner Albert, was clueless and more into fantasy football than knowing how to run the bar. Is this made up for tv, too? If so, why would you allow yourself to be portrayed like that?
When I went over a few days after filming, Albert explained to me that Bar Rescue did not do what needed to be done, like renovating their bathrooms and fixing the wobbly tables rather than only doing cosmetic things for tv like covering the table tops. I don't think he understood the fact that the bugs in the liquor bottles and the frozen, terrible food and the syrupy fake fruity drinks were the real problem, not the wobbly tables and bathrooms. And his mental absence from the business seemed like a major issue. I think he thought he was on Love it or List It and not Bar Rescue.
What did you think? Did you enjoy the show? Do you hang out there? Was the whole thing just a set up for tv? I think Coconut Grove itself came out appearing excellent by the way the show described us.
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