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Plows at play

Plows at play
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I realized yesterday that I'm about a week ahead of where I normally am work wise. I've started testing all but one of my development logs. The rest, I'm mostly done testing; a handful I'm done and waiting for other people to do stuff before I can remove them from my queue.

Lovely. I scheduled a late work night but no one is intending on staying... well, not even me at this point. Guess I'll just have to have a little extra free time tonight. Darn. :D

Maybe I'll throw a dance party in my office. My office mate has a strobe in here for no apparent reason.

Lastly: Johnny's Italian Steakhouse = no damn good. I have now tried most of the restaurants in Greenway Station and they all suck. Well, Claddagh had my favorite fish fry until the owner fired the EC and restocked with Sysco crap. Everything else is just bad. Big Box, Chain Store crap.

Aside: And why do people eat at The Macaroni Grill? It's HORRIBLE. They can't even cook PASTA properly. The Greenway location has been shut down, thank goodness. Horrible food. Man, just terrible.
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nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: December 10th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I once ate at your mom's Macaroni Grill. It was overcooked too.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 10th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
HEY, my Mom's Macaroni brings all the boys to the yard. It's certainly better than yours.

I need a "Your mom!" icon. :/
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: December 10th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I concur. As do I. Make us icons please. I hear you have a free week to do that in.

Also, you should just consider getting a personal chef. That'll fix all your problems. All of them!
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tener_duende From: tener_duende Date: December 10th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
We are in total agreement here, my dear. Greenway seems to be a black hole of fine dining, by and large.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 10th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
It seems like they work at having crappy food.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 10th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I forgot about P. F. Chang's. What the hell is wrong with that place? Another place where I had crappy food.

I prefer the local places too. We just wanted to try somewhere new last night as we always eat at local places. Big mistake apparently. :/
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abmann From: abmann Date: December 10th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you guys know of a local mid-range steak house? Johnny Delmonico's is tasty but really expensive, little stodgy too. The Chop House in the Hilton is really, really good but also very expensive.
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abmann From: abmann Date: December 10th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Went to samba for my birthday this year. It was absolutely worth the cost. Though the sausage they serve tends to dry out as they make the rounds.

And their salad bar is awesome.
messener From: messener Date: December 10th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
We went to Macaroni Grill once because we had heard others rave about it. Not only was the food very sub par (and exceedingly overpriced) but our waiter, an older man, was extremely rude, condescending, and sexist. Then he had the nerve to ask me to go online and fill out a survey about how great he was. I was happy to see it was shut down.

And WTF is up with the Claddagh's new paint job?
abmann From: abmann Date: December 10th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Apparently they've decided to ass it up to match the standard of the other restaurants in Greenway Station?

I was so happy with the Claddagh last year when we went for the first time. Such good fish fry. So sad. :(
angels_ember From: angels_ember Date: December 10th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like Cheeseburger in Paradise, actually. Some of their meals are above par, and others are about equal to Friday's. Same with their drinks. I've been happy with them every time we've gone.

Claddagh disappointed me the last time we went. The host sat us and then forgot to tell any of the servers that we were there, so we waited almost 10 minutes before I got up to go track somebody down and ask WTF was going on. And then my soup & salad was actually less yummy than I'd experienced in the past. Not bad, just...not as pleasing as previous meals had been. I won't be in a rush to return any time soon.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: December 10th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
A million years ago when I worked at Big Bowl in Greenway (before they closed down) we got 50% off at Macaroni because we were owned by the same parent company. Their food is so terrible that I only went there for lunch once even with 50% off. It would always be sort of close to good, but never actually good. There was always something wrong, like the sauce would be good but the noodles weren't, or everything needed about 10 times more seasoning.

I like drawing on tablecloths, though.
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: December 10th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Greenway Station always creeps me out because of the artificiality. But I still go there for Coldstone Creamery. However I can't really shop there. It's not a small town, it's not a train stop. It's an exploded strip mall. What a waste of space.

In other news, if you're having a yen for BBQ, go to Smoky Jon's on the East side, near the airport. EXCELLENT everything, and it's a little shack on the side of the highway, so you know it's good. We should go sometime, cause I need more carnivore dinners. *beats up vegetarian boyfriend*
abmann From: abmann Date: December 10th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Deal. I'm down for good BBQ sooner rather than later, in fact. Any plans this weekend?

That place is right by alyska's house too.
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: December 10th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooo, I like this idea! Friday or Saturday night perhaps? I'm more partial to Friday, as I think Saturday might be Play Left for Dead night, but I'm not sure.

P.S. They have fried biscuits.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 10th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Friday! I have game on Saturday. I'll send an email to you and a few people, make a small outing of it.
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: December 10th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! Not too many people though, it's a really small place. Like, I think it could only seat 16 people realistically.
http://www.smokyjons.com/
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