Archives for: November 2006, 04
We spent last night and today visiting our son at Texas Tech Parents Weekend. Last night we met him for dinner. He asked what kind of food we wanted. I said, "You know me. I want meat and vegetables." He suggested a place called Cotton Patch. It was wonderful. I ordered roast, and with it I got two vegetables. There were 12 choices, and more than half of them would have been good. I picked carrots and broccoli.
I asked for olive oil to go with the broccoli. Our server hesitated, so I added, "It has to be olive oil. I don't want corn oil." He was back in a few minutes to say that all they had was vegetable oil, so I went to the car and brought in my olive oil.
This afternoon after the football game, our son, his roommates, and some other friends all went to a place called Rudy's. Again our son picked it because he thought I could get meat and vegetables. I ordered brisket, which was delicious. But though there were 8 vegetable choices, none of them were neutral, much less beneficial. I finally settled on pinto beans and creamed corn.
It was interesting to me that two restaurants which promote their vegetables could be so different.