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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.
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