' was treated to dinner (at the celebration of the TREATER's birthday
) to dinner at a franchise restaurant called "Longhorn Steakhouse". (I reciprocated in advance by gifting a bottle of Mr. Johnnie Walker's good spirits.)
I'd never eaten at a LSH before. The place was packed, and there was a wait. (I was arriving from a rehearsal, so the treater did the waiting for me...' nice.)
For a franchise place, the food/drinks/service were darn good...and the pricing (considering what the stimuli follies have done to the USD) was reasonable.
Even off the appetizer menu, I was able to a low-carb choice (to which Mr. Birthday consented). As much as I was tempted by (and totally was planning on ordering one of) the steaks, I ordered a salmon/shrimp/cheese sort of thing, and some steamed veg's. ' filled me up, and quite nicely. Mrs. bloke ordered/enjoyed same.
Mr. Birthday completely consumed the largest T-bone and the most enriched baked potato I believe I've ever seen. (I hope he's OK this morning...
) Mrs. Birthday had filet and (two) lob.-tails.
I may possibly return.
bloke "who had just smoked a picnic pork roast overnight the previous night, and who could have just as well treated Mr./Mrs. Birthday to that"