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When it comes to soda, some restaurants don't do diet

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Jason Kosmas and Milos Zica of Employees Only in New York City sort through fresh mint for the night's drinks. The restaurant uses fresh herbs and homemade liquors but no diet soda in its drinks. (Amanda Angel/CNS)


Employees Only, a restaurant in New York City, uses fresh fruits and herbs in its drinks, but not diet soda or artificial sweeteners. (Amanda Angel/CNS)


Jason Kosmas, an owner of Employees Only in New York City, takes a drink order at the bar. The restaurant has a wide selection of artisanal liquors but no diet soda. (Amanda Angel/CNS)

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Some restaurants refuse to serve diet sodas and sugar supplements as a way of returning the dining experience to a simpler and less calorie-conscious time.