We all gathered at G & L's house for a few pre-dinner celebratory drinks. While we were hanging in the living room, laughing and chatting like normal, the restaurant called to confirm our reservation and the number in our party - a very nice touch. About an hour later, we loaded up the cars (definitely car pool, as parking in downtown is awful, though Cowboy does offer valet service) and headed downtown.
When we got there, we were told that it would be a short wait. No big deal, we were a little early for our reservation anyway. So all 10 of us headed to the bar to pass the time. And that short wait? Turned out to be almost an hour. I get it. It's an all-you-can-eat restaurant, so it has to be hard to gauge turnover time, thus a short wait should be expected. But when you have a large party with a reservation, AND you have called to confirm the time and number of guests, as a restaurant, you should probably make sure you have a table ready. And you most assuredly should not seat parties without a reservation instead of pushing tables together to seat the bigger party. What's the point of encouraging people to make a reservation if you're not going to honor it? It's not like we were a party of 4 who could easily be seated anywhere. We were a group of 10. If we had walked in off the street and asked for a table, I could understand the long wait. But again. Honor the reservation. We were given a free round of drinks to help make up for the ridiculous wait, but when you've basically fasted all day in preparation for a huge meal, and then all you put in your stomach is booze, well...it's a wonder that any of us could actually walk to the table.
|These are our "Yay we finally got seated and got to put some food in our stomachs!" faces.|
As much as I loved the meats, for me the absolute best thing that was brought to the table was the pineapple. It was sweet and juicy and seasoned with cinnamon. I wish I could have eaten more of it.
|Slicing off some pineapple - plain on top and cinnamon on the bottom.|
|J was the last one standing. He was making a valiant effort to eat his weight in meat.|
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