Black Friday on a Plate

After analyzing the ads, PBJ tried his luck with early morning (late night?) shopping. He got in line at 1:30am, but was home before the doors opened. When you can’t even get a ticket for the item you came to buy, why bother standing outside in the cold any longer?

I prefer shopping on line. I picked up a NAS (Network Attached Storage) enclosure for myself, figured out what I wanted to get dad, but found it out of stock. Mom’s a stumper.

I got the fuzzy kids holiday hats. I’ll have to take pictures.

After PBJ recovered from his failed shopping experience, we headed to Wareham for more productive money loss. I picked up a 3 pack of flashlights at the Depot. PBJ picked up a few other things.

Then we headed to Longhorn Steak House at the still under construction Wareham Crossing.

We splurged and ordered Boneless Buffalo Wings for an appetizer. We also sampled the warm bread. Both ended up being very good and we hoped they would be an indicator of good food to come.

Look at this plate of food. It’s an 8 oz top sirloin steak with seasoned fries. Does it look odd to you? It did to me, and I really couldn’t figure out what was wrong and/or missing. Since I still can’t figure out why this offering looks odd, I’m going to blame the oval shaped plate. Should food be served on an oval shaped plate? Usually restaurants stick little decorative parsley snips or orange wedges on a plate. This oval plate really doesn’t have room for such frivolous things. Damn oval plate!

PBJ ordered the same steak in a 12oz size with a side of jalapeño cole slaw. His steak looked nothing like mine, and according to his taste buds, there was absolutely nothing jalapeño about the cole slaw.

The bar peanuts were really yummy, though slightly messy to unshell. I made a big mess all over the bar. Fortunately Cindy (or was it Candy? It definitely wasn’t Steve!) was super nice about my slovenly habits and didn’t make a fuss about all the crumbs.

There were some very tempting deserts in the picture menu. Sometimes I think I should just eat desert and forget to eat solid food. I mean Fried Cheesecake! How can you go wrong with something like that?

If I had a star rating system (which I don’t), I would give it 3 1/2 out of 4 stars.

  • The bar top was sleek, shinny, and black
  • the LCD tv’s were clear and sharp
  • the bar tender broke several glasses!
  • the lunch steaks are affordable compared to the dinner steaks (all over $18!)

I would have tried the steak tips, but they were the kind “smothered with onions”. Also the chicken sandwiches all had cheese, some had multiple cheeses. Ugh. Cheese and chicken do NOT mix!

Red Robin isn’t open yet at Wareham Crossing, and TGIFriday’s hasn’t even broken ground. Next trip over the bridge I would like to try Buzzards Bay House of Pizza, time permitting.

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One Response to Black Friday on a Plate

  1. Angela says:

    Hm, you know, if you’re going to get up that early, you could travel to Claremont, NH (or somewhere similarly quiet) and actually get what you came for. Jeremy got in line at 4:30 AM, and he was only 3rd. By the time Staples opened at 6, there were only 20 people in line. No mad dash, no fighting, he just went in with his ticket, got what he wanted, and came home. He went back around 9AM with his father, and there were still lots of major “doorbuster” items left, including two of the TV model he got up at 4AM to buy!

    I know some people who went to a different Staples, they were 20th in line, but this Staples broke the rules and handed people as many tickets as they wanted for each item. Needless to say, numbers 20 and back didn’t get anything. SO unfair!