A New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control investigation has found that 29 bars and restaurants, including 13 TGI Fridays, allegedly substituted cheap booze (or worse!) while charging for premium drinks: At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. Show More Summary
"Operation Swill," a New Jersey investigation into bars scamming consumers by substituting cheap alcohol for quality booze, turned up one watering hole selling rubbing alcohol, caramel coloring, and other filler as scotch. Read more...
TGI Fridays, you give bars a bad name, a bad name... "State authorities this morning raided 29 bars and restaurants across New Jersey on suspicion that they have been re-filling empty bottles of their most expensive liquors with cheaper alcohol....
Thirteen New Jersey TGI Friday's restaurants were among a total of 29 establishments across the state that were raided yesterday morning by officials on suspicion of refilling bottles of premium liquor with cheaper alcohol. During the bust, investigators confiscated...
The NJ Attorney General's office had a press conference today about "Operation Swill," its crackdown on 29 bars that fooled customers into thinking its premium liquors were premium. In fact, the bars were using rubbing alcohol—"with caramel food coloring" and called it scotch—and dirty water! [ more › ]
Meredith Phillips was a beautiful, happy woman when she appeared on Season 2 of "The Bachelorette" back in 2004. But she has since been dealing with struggles in her life, including a battle with alcoholism.
Remember Meredith Phillips? If you are a Bachelorette fan you probably remember her, she was the star of the show back in 2004. Meredith seemed like the girl next door, a natural beauty with a down-to-earth personality – not a person who would become addicted to alcohol. Meredith Phillips is now six months sober and is opening up about her battle [...]
The Bachelorette’s Meredith Phillips recently opened up about her battle with alcoholism. The reality star told People Magazine that she used to drink alcohol like it was a “full-time job.” The former Bachelorette star said that she would drink four bottles of wine a night and would frequently black out. Phillips said that she started drinking [...]Show More Summary
ABC 6 Action News in Philadelphia: State investigators say at least one bar in New Jersey was mixing food dye with rubbing alcohol and serving it as scotch. That’s one of the details released Thursday about an investigation dubbed “Operation...Show More Summary
Many of you have seen the following video, produced by far-far-far-right anti-gay figure Janet Folger Porter: Well guess who is now promoting and defending this clip? That would be none other than the New Jersey Family Policy Council, the organization...
Former model Meredith Phillips starred on "The Bachelorette" in 2004, but her suitors — and ABC audiences — didn't know she was hiding a big secret. Phillips was an alcoholic, who, at her worst was drinking more than 20 bottles of wine a week a nd blacking out daily. Show More Summary
New Jersey authorities are investigating 29 establishments for serving customers cheaper booze as a substitute for top-shelf liquor, including one that allegedly offered rubbing alcohol and food coloring as scotch. “This alleged scheme is a dishonest ruse to increase profits, and it is a slap...
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Meredith Phillips, a former model and star of The Bachelorette in 2004 (it's been on that long), is opening up to People about her battle with alcoholism. Phillips can't help but complain about the 10 lbs. she'd like to lose, as she's the first to admit she's a little hard on herself. Show More Summary
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is trying to figure out why a fertilizer plant exploded last month, but the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is getting in the way.
Scientists discover cocaine-blocking molecule, food addiction could be at the root of global obesity epidemic, and former Bachelorette star reveals battle with alcoholism.
The National Archives have put up an interesting story on the rise and fall of King O’Malley’s alcohol prohibition in the ACT. While there was significant interest from temperance organisations across the country in keeping the nation’s capital dry, the prohibition of alcohol licensing ended in 1928. There were several reasons for the end of the [...]
Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber Former Bachelorette star Meredith Phillips recently revealed a deep, dark secret: She's a recovering alcoholic. The gorgeous brunette, who was the star of the ABC show in 2004, admit to People magazine that...Show More Summary
A new campaign suggests that Mike’s Hard Lemonade is a versatile drink for occasions beyond the backyard barbecue.
The Bon Jovi brawl continues! After Jon Bon Jovi hinted in an interview that member Richie Sambora recently left the famous rock band because he was back on drugs and … READ ON