Posted March 6, 2005 by Nick Lindauer in Hot Sauce News

Steak VooDoo

Last night, the wife and I went out to buy some shelving, since I finally decided to unpack the rest of our stuff. After shopping we decided to go to Outback Steakhouse for dinner. She ordered the Filet and I ordered the 20oz. Porterhouse. I only finished about 3/4 of the steak and we asked the waitress to give us a togo box for the remaining meat. She whisked my plate away and headed to the kitchen. 5 minutes went by, then 10 minutes and then she brought us our check, but no takeout box. I was starting to get worried, for I had visions of steak and eggs for breakfast dancing in my head. She returned to the table and took our credit card, but still no box. Okay, now I was full blown worried that she had forgotten it, which was apparent she had. She returned with our reciept and at that point I asked her for our takeout box. She said she had simply forgotten it in the back and rushed off to get it. She returned about 5 minutes later, with no box. Bad News – They had thrown away my steak. The waitress said she would be sending the manager over and a few seconds later he was there, offering to:
A. Cook me another steak
B. Give us a gift certificate.
I opted for a replacement steak right off the bat. I wanted my steak and eggs for breakfast! So 30 minutes later, I was given another 20oz. Porterhouse with another full side of garlic mashed potatoes! My wife insists I placed some kind of voodoo on the steak, since this has happened to us on more then one occasion. And on each occasion that this has happened to me, I’ve always ordered the biggest steak / piece of meat on the menu. One memorable time the wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and I had ordered the largest prime rib on the menu. (If you can’t tell, I can really eat) Same thing happened, but this time the waitress admited to dropping my leftovers and came back right away to tel me that they were cooking me up another prime rib, no questions asked.

Mmmm I love free steak.

And breakfast was excellent. Scrambled eggs made with Chiptole Tabasco Sauce and Steak slathered in Cholula Hot Sauce. Mmm….

Nick Lindauer

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