Both here and Schmooze…..How did Outback Steakhouse work out last night…..
So………………..Remember how I told y’all about the gross salad I had there like 5 years ago. (Ok, just found the correct info. My son got married in 2013 so it was 6 years ago….)
No, that salad was inedible…..It had been frozen or their fridge was on the fritz.
I needed to pick up my parents car from the train station. But I needed a ride to the train station. Gary and I decided to meet for supper last night. Because…………Gary had a gift card to Outback and he was afraid it would expire. (no expiration date on it so we’re good)….off we went.
Getting there about 4:45pm, the parking lot is almost empty. We were seated right away and Jack was there in an instant, and let me tell you, I have NEVER had a more adorable waiter…. He just made us BOTH smile.
We looked at the menu and I decided on Parmesan Crusted Chicken breast with Tomato/basil compote….whatever compote is. But they had me at Tomato/Basil. The side was squash/carrots/broccoli. Yuck. No.
What the HELL?? Why do ALL restaurants offer ONLY broccoli as their veggie? Or Cauliflower?? MANY of us cannot eat it. So after sticking my tongue out, Jack offered me a side salad instead. BINGO!! Works for me. But then I thought…..well crap…remember the LAST salad..
Gary got the Pork Porterhouse. Which was like ‘Is this pork or is it beef…?’Whatever it is, get it. OMG. I have NOT tasted pork so good in a LONG time. The size was like a 8 or 9oz, grilled to perfection with a crispy outside, unbelievably tender inside. Moist and juicy.
My Wood-fire grilled chicken breast topped with a Parmesan-Herb crust and a fresh tomato basil garnish…..wow. Just wow. Moist, tender, flavorful.
So the manager stopped by the table and asked how things were.
I looked him in the eye and said “Y’all redeemed yourselves tonight.” And I told him about the last experience I had 5 or 6 years ago. We chatted for awhile and then he asked if we were doing dessert because he was buying. Ok. So we ordered Carrot cake.
A little party in my mouth. YUM!!!
I’ll go back to Outback.