The missus and I went out for our aforementioned twenty-fifth anniversary dinner at Ruth’s Chris tonight. It was quite a nice evening. The company was second-to-none. The food and service were both impressive. There were a couple of nice touches as well. A line of rose petals was spread across our white tablecloth, and a handwritten note thanking us for celebrating our special occasion with the restaurant greeted us at our table.
I teach high school, so of course, my mind wandered to, “this is where Ruth Chris meets American teen culture!. The note at our table looked as though it had been written by one of my female students with big bubbly handwriting. A couple of names came to mind that I shared with my wife. However, I will not share them here so as not to incrimminate the innnocent!
A question arose as to the specifics of an item on the menu, lyonnais potatoes. Our waiter informed us that these are “hash browns.” I refrained from asking if I could get them “scattered, smothered, and covered.” The filet compared favorably with the Waffle House T-bone. The spring salad, sweet potato casserole, and spinach au gratin were excellent. We even received a dessert platter with raspberry sorbet, chocolate bark, and a cheesecake round.
Speaking of which, I saw that Waffle House is retiring the T-bone. It’s a sad day when even Waffle House is trying to make us healthy! Are fat free, sugar free, organic doughnuts coming next? Free range hot dogs? Emissions control at NASCAR? Who would have thunk it?