Joe's list was significantly shorter:
- Look up restaurants highlighted on the Food Network
- Set alarm clock
For as much as I thought my contributions were more valuable, Joe's restaurant selection ultimately made our trip. Actually, it was one restaurant in particular that we kept going to over and over: House of Hash a Go Go.
Our first waiter Edmund set the tone. Edmund was very relaxed and patient with my husband who can agonize over a menu for hours. Joe likes to monitor various food orders as they come out of the kitchen. He then carefully watches people's reaction as they eat. He quizzes waiters on his options and insists on detailed reviews regarding taste and texture. Joe sometimes even looks to me for input, but my advice is usually disregarded (I'm a notorious bad orderer. If there's one horrible thing on the menu, I'll find it).
Edmund the waiter played along and continued to smile:
|St. Edmund - a man with great patience and endless coffee.|
|The food: reasonably priced and a single entree can feed a family in Somalia for a month.|
|I have no idea why I can't lose the baby weight.|
It's like each bite is just exploding with chicken-y goodness.
I think they should add that quote to their menu.
Anyway, Edmund continued to deliver on his best-waiter performance and brought me a free drink when I mentioned House of Hash a Go Go was going to make the blog. One of our friends indicated she was going to use the "I got a blog" technique to get free drinks for the rest of the week.
|Honestly, why can't I get rid of these saddle bags?|
Two additional visits would ensure I would not be wearing my skinny clothes for the rest of the trip (disclaimer: "skinny" for me is not a size 0, but rather the lower end of plus-size clothing). I dove directly into the fat pile and ate like a queen.
Seriously, why won't these last 15 pounds come off?