I decided to take the little women out for an early dinner to McCormick and Schmick"s. They have a Happy Hour where their delicious $10 1/2 lb hamburgers and fries are discounted to $2.95. My wife's been working her tail off on fiscal year end budget and had a taste for hamburger (I retired early so I figured I was being smart by keeping her happy ).
While ordering, the waitress convinced me to try the pulled pork sliders (3 with fries $1.95 also a happy hour special). Now I love pulled pork sandwiches, but have stopped ordering them at restaurants ever since I bought my Cookshack smoker. So I figure, "What the heck!" I'll give it a try. First mistake of the night. They were dry, so I did what you'd expect. I added copious amounts of barbecue sauce. This is not an enditement on McCormick and Schmidt's. Their food is normally very good.
Dinner did improve. The waitress suggested we try a beer called "Stella" as in the movie, A Street Car Named Desire. STELLA. STELLA. Gave us a sample. It was very good. High end pilsner I would guess. We drank one each and split a second. I've got to recommend this one to my friend Bernie, a die hard Budweiser fan.
The whole night wasn't going to be a loss cause I'd get to drive my new 3 week old crossover SUV home, which I thoroughly enjoy. Got out to the car, and someone had sideswiped it. Both driver's side doors with significant damage. No information. No note. Hit and run. Now I know it'll look like new in a week, but I'm stuck with the $1,000 deductible.
I remained fairly calm, but suddenly felt like punching somebody out. Not just the car, but for the bad pulled pork sandwiches too.