There were a couple of tables outside where we were & if you were lucky enough to snag one you didn't get up. Finally, around 8:30 we were able to get one of these tables. It was after 9:00 when we ordered & got our food. That would be twice in 4 days that I've eaten after 8:00. At least this time it wasn't because the waiter forgot about us but this is not a trend I want to continue. I tend to get grumpy if I have to eat that late. I was good last night because there was so much to see. It really reminded me of back in the day when we always went to a bar in Tigerland called The Stadium Club. At one point I thought we were at a reunion. There were all sorts of people there that we used to see. We ended up seeing a lot of other people that we know too so that made it fun & the time go by fast. At 9:40 when we left they still hadn't called to tell us we had a table!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Cinco de Waito
I decided that I wanted to go to a mexican restaurant for Cinco de Mayo. I've never been & I keep hearing about how much fun it is. We decided to go to La Caretta. It's close to home & the food's good. So me & Dean went with our friends Dennis & Jackie & their daughter Allie. We got there at 5:45 & there were people everywhere. Dean had to park at Albertson's which is across the parking lot from the restaurant. We went to put our name on the list. They'd ran out of pagers so they were taking cell numbers. Good luck hearing your phone in that crowd! They said the wait was approximately 2 hours. Normally, we would NEVER wait that long especially for mexican food but there was a band outside & it never takes as long to get a table as they tell you it will. YEH RIGHT!!! I got a Rumrita & started to people watch. OMG! Seriously, what are people thinking??? There were more "store bought parts" there than I've ever seen in one place! Of course there was the usual people wearing stuff they had no business wearing, a few random sombrero's & even a guy with a fake mustache. Not sure what that had to do with anything but whatev. You know the part in Sweet Home Alabama where Reese says "You've got a baby...in a bar"? Well, I had that thought several times. I know technically, it was a restaurant but last night it was really more of a bar & there were people that had little kids & babies there. It just seemed strange to me. Here's me, Jackie & Allie. The iPhone camera & sun aren't the best mix. Obviously.