My birthday was a little over a month ago. About a week before the day I started getting offers for free food and merchandise from restaurants and stores. I've used many of them, but there was one left (for a local Italian restaurant). It about to expire, so I decided to treat myself to a nice dinner out last night. Hubby Tony had a meeting to go to, but I didn't need a date. I went by myself.
At the hostess stand I announced "it's just me tonight", and she led me to a booth against the wall. The waiter came promptly and took my order for a house salad and small pizza. He came right back with bread and a small plate of seasoned olive oil, then brought the salad out a couple of minutes later. I always enjoy the classic St. Louis Italian combination of iceberg and romaine lettuce mixed with cheese, red onion, and pimiento, tossed with sweet Italian dressing.
There were only a couple of other tables in use, so not much people
watching to be done. In between courses I pulled my Kindle out of my
purse and read.
After the bread and salad I was getting full, but when the waiter brought the main course I was immediately ready for more food. The pizza was hand tossed and topped with just enough sauce, sausage, mushrooms, and a mixture of mozzarella and Provel cheese. I immediately asked for a to-go container so I wouldn't be tempted to eat the whole thing. When half the pizza was gone I boxed up the rest to take home. For just me.
Five years ago today: Pour Some Sugar On Me