Today’s post is about food. Yum!! I bet you are all saying out loud “FINALLY!!”
OK. For Father’s Day, we usually all go over to my parents’ house and sit around and drink while my dad grills up some deliciousness. This time around, my dad didn’t feel like grilling his own meal and so we made our way over to Saltgrass Steakhouse. We thought we were being smart by going early (3:00pm! I mean honestly who eats dinner at 3:00pm?!) Wrong!
Apparently, EVERYONE in San Antonio had the same plan; eat early so we can make it back in time to catch game 5 of the NBA Finals. (The San Antonio Spurs were in the finals and they are kind of a big huge GIGANTIC deal in this town in case you haven’t heard.) After a 45 minute wait, which wasn’t too bad considering the number of people that seemed to have been waiting for a table before us, we were seated. Our waiter was pretty awesome- enough small talk to be friendly, but not annoying- plus one of the World Cup games was playing on just about all of the screens. Argentina was playing and Manu Ginobili is from Argentina, so, naturally, every Spurs fan watching the game is an Argentina fan as well, including our family.
So after a few minutes of glancing between the menu and the soccer match and quick conversations about the upcoming Spurs game with Mr. Friendly, our waiter, we all finally decide on Artichoke dip as an appetizer and our individual meals. My sister, after careful consideration and a second opinion from yours truly, cautiously decides on getting the mac & cheese as her side I opt for the baked sweet potato. (No regrets)
Let me just say at this point that sometimes great things happen when you least expect them like finding the perfect pair of shoes on sale. Moving on…
We jovially conversed our way through the bread, then the appetizer. Argentina wins on the big screens and we’re laughing and having fun so I would say it’s been a great dinner so far. Shortly after finishing our salads, out come our entrees. As we were each relishing on our own delicious looking plates, my sister started in on a very small dish set off to the side as if it were an afterthought to the main part of the dish and covered in baked cheese. The moment lasted only a couple of seconds, but my sister suddenly stopped and looked over at us with a face like she had just tasted a bit of heaven. She was oh so quiet.
“Oh my goodness! You’ve got to try this. This tastes like bacon!”
We all tried a forkful and by golly! Miracle of miracles!
The “almost forgotten” dish of mac & cheese
very much like…
Not a hint of bacon, but as though it were mac & cheese wrapped in bacon!
Mmmmmmmm… (I’ll let that thought settle in your heads for a sec)
It’s needless to say that Father’s Day was great day. The rest of food was great. We had ZERO room for dessert, France, Brazil, Italy, and Argentina won during the World Cup matches that weekend, and later that night the Spurs beat the Miami Heat in a blowout finals game 5 to take the title as the 2014 NBA Champs! The whole city celebrated. It was a really great weekend.