It Pays To Be A Restaurant Reviewer! January 4, 2017Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Food & Drink, Humor.
Last month, we attended an Anniversary Celebration for Tommy Bahamas and received a coupon for $20 off dinner at the restaurant.
Two days before the coupon expired, we stopped for dinner at Tommy Bahamas on our way home from a class at the Apple Store.
BFF ordered Tommy’s World Famous Coconut Shrimp with mango salsa and slaw. I ordered a Bungalow Salad.
Both arrived in short order with a loaf of fresh from the oven bread. Which I ate, without worrying about the gluten.
For dessert, BFF ordered a slice of Pina Colada cake . . . and I had a few bites.
The musician was good and played songs we know and enjoy ~ Buffett, Stray Cats ~ Stray Cats Strut, Chris Isaak ~ Wicked Game, The Doors ~ Light My Fire, Bowie ~ Rebel, Rebel, etc.
Best of all, with the $20 Off coupon, we saved almost 50%!
All in all, an excellent deal . . . but wait, there’s more to this tale.
When we arrived, at 6:45, the maître d’ told us it would be a 45 minute wait.
We decided to eat at the bar. But after sitting there a few minutes, amid the aroma of stale beer, I decided I’d rather wait for a table.
I went back to the maître d’ to sign up. He gave me a buzzer, showed me what it would do when our table was ready, and I started to walk back to the bar.
He then said, “Wait! I’m going to make this happen. Just go upstairs and tell them to seat you.”
Surprised, I gave him back the buzzer, grabbed BFF, went upstairs and we got a great table for two next to the grand staircase and overlooking the musician.
BFF wanted to know how I managed it.
I have no idea.
I was carrying my iPad . . . Maybe the maître d’ thought I was a restaurant critic!
Aah . . . that’s better!