For those that know me it’s no big surprise that I am an extremely picky eater. I have gotten ALOT better over the years, but sometimes I go to a restaurant and I am reminded at how low class I really am. For example…this weekend a couple who is very good friends with The Captain and I took us out to dinner at Peter Lugers steak house to thank The Captain for some legal work he did for them. If you aren’t familiar with the restaurant it is extremely nice and rather expensive, and has an amazing reputation for great steak. It really is a meat lovers dream come true, but this girl sat there and ordered french fries….what’s up with that?
Fancy restaurants are lost on me sometimes. Especially when I am just as happy to eat at Friday’s….but this time it was nice to get dressed up and go out with some friends. We looked at the menu and our friend raved about the shimp scampi, and I thought to myself…well I’m out! But I didn’t want to punish everyone else for my less than sophisticated palet, so I told them to order whatever they wanted. I just ate the bread. (which in reality was more than fine with me!) It’s amazing how excited I get over those little flat bread things? Do you know what I’m talking about? Those are my favorite! (yes you read that right, I get excited over the free flat bread while everyone else is eating shrimp scampy). But I digress…
I will admit the steak is amazing! It really is like butter..easy to cut and chew and so flavorful. I am glad that they allowed me to get the french fries though, because although the steak is good I always need at least one side to go with my meal. I am a HUGE sides fan! Sometimes I like them better than the main meal!
So sometimes I am just Bush League (definition? not of the highest quality or sophistication)…whatever, does that make me a bad person? Sometimes it drives The Captain nuts because he can appreciate food so much more than I can, but what can I do? I try!
Nothing wrong with being Bush League! I’ve tried caviar, sushi, Indian food, and so on…and I like those things as well.
But if given a choice between any of those options and Chili’s, I’m always gonna choose Chili’s. I’m there with ya girl!
woo hoo yummy chili’s! I’m glad I’m not the only one!
I’ll give you points for trying:) Visiting from SITS!
I’m so a sides person too. Boston Market used to have a three sides meal that I would order every time.
Boston Market Mashed potatos are my favorite!!! mmmm i haven’t had those in a while! and the mac and cheese and corn bread of course!
I don’t even know what shrimp scampi is. You’d have to share the bread with me.
There’s always enough free bread for the both of us!
I always say it’s the attitude that counts–and it sounds like your’s is just right. I don’t mind a “picky” eater who makes the best of a situation but I can’t stand someone who makes the whole table miserable (especially at, say, a birthday dinner for someone else) because the specialty of the house isn’t their idea of ideal.
You are right…it would stink if I threw a fit over food if I was the only one who didn’t like it. No I don’t do that thank goodness!
I’ve never heard the term ‘Bush League’… but I totally know what you mean! I love side dishes. And I’m all about hearty, healthy, tasty food rather than ‘fancy for the sake of fancy’ stuff (in most fancy restaurants here, you get such tiny portions that you have to go out for another meal afterwards!)
I know right? I hate restaurants like that. My parents used to use the word “bush league” when someone was acting low class. lol I guess it stuck!
The steak sounds awesome. We don’t go out a lot, but a great steak is a great thing.
Stopping from SITS!
I was about to launch into a whole tirade on why good food is important BUT…then I read the Boston Market comment above. That was the first thing I thought about when you said you love sides! Best Boston Market meal–mashed potatoes, creamed spinach (eaten together) and that sweet potato mush with the little marshmallows. Soooo good!
But really–good food IS important. I swear. I just can’t remember why now because I’m craving Boston Market!!!! 🙂
hahahaha I normally choose good food when i am at home…but when it’s time to eat out it kills me to pay $100 for steak for 2! lol Obviously there is a happy medium between that and Fridays..lol
I’m glad to see we are on the same page about Boston Market! 😉
HAHAHA! i have to say, this is where we part ways, lady. steak. i’m going all prison on you. elbows and forks will be guarding my every last morsel!!!!!
hahahhaha Well then I will just have to be careful around you and steak!!! 🙂