Last night, we checked out the Texas Roadhouse. We had to wait a bit for a table – but we watched some Olympic luge and ice dancing at the bar. I think there’s a Texas Roadhouse just off of 101 – past the Monterey exit and before Pismo.
Waiters and bus boys break out into line dancing every now and then. Our server promised us the meat would fall of the ribs. She was right. It tasted so moist and the sauce had a great tangy note. I filled up on a Caesar salad before (a bland one…but it made me get some greens into my diet) – so I could only finsh a quarter of these ribs.
Texas Roadhouse is a fun spot – and the talking din couldn’t drown out our conversation. The prices were reasonable and the servers were friendly. It will satisfy your inner carnivore any day. I’d like to try the catfish entree next time.
I’m not the best dinner partner on Friday nights. I try to stay awake for most of the day….except for a short nap. That way I can fall asleep with Mark at night. But I was nodding off last night at the Texas Roadhouse. Such is life.
A few weeks ago, we checked out the Globe Indian restaurant in downtown. One of the photogs said it had a great lunch buffet. This place had a great selection of dishes. Service was a bit slow for the the small population of diners – but I think that’s because they didn’t have enough waiters working. The Spinich Paneer was quite tasty. The cheese had a nice chewy texture to sop up the greens.
Then my favorite dish – Chicken Tikki Masala. It’s a great introduction entree to Indian cuisine. Not as spicy as some places…A cheesy tomatoe sauce with the marinated chicken. I loved dipping the paneer nan (cheese bread) into the sauce….and both dishes were great as microwaved leftovers.
Overall – Globe Indian is a user-friendly spot – it’s a good idea for folks who haven’t tried Indian food. It has familar flavors integrated into complicated spices. If anyone wanted to go veggie in Topeka – Globe Indian has some fantastic choices for the hippie in all of us. It’s not gourmet (at least not with the dishes I’ve tried in California or London) – but it could become comfort food for me.