Date Day!

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Date Day!

Hello! At least every other week, Johnny and I like to have a date day over the weekend before our regularly scheduled game nights. Whether it be going out to lunch or dinner, having a drink at our favorite bar, or shopping around at some of our go to game stores, it’s just nice to be out and about. This past weekend, we decided to go middle class fancy and hit up the Red Lobster before a rousing game of Legend Of Zelda Monopoly:

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^^^ Lol, peep that Pablo Cruise shirt! πŸ˜€

Johnny and I have a very similar sense of humor and are constantly making each other laugh. When we first started dating, he told me a story about how he went to Red Lobster with a girlfriend and her dad and had a laugh attack about something that no one found funny. He was so tickled by the fake newspaper “The Daily Catch” that his fish and chips was wrapped in and he didn’t even receive a titter from anyone else. He got a huge belly laugh from me, though!

On Saturday, he must have been craving fish and chips something fierce and texted me when I was at my parents if I wanted to go to “The Lob” for lunch. I had no idea what he was talking about and thought it was a new restaurant that had opened so I said sure. When I was informed that it was Red Lobster, I couldn’t deny him his Daily Catch and he had also scoured the menu to make sure there was something that I could eat there as a vegetarian. Such an angel. ❀

We hit up The Lob and I was honestly so surprised by how much I enjoyed the food. The cheddar biscuits were out of this world and my pasta dish was delicious with a lemon and garlic sauce. The drinks weren’t bad, either, and I got a Margarita while Johnny went for a Bahama Mama. Unfortunately, his fish and chips didn’t feature The Daily Catch which was the whole point of going but we still had a blast.

In my area of Ohio, the majority of restaurants are chain ones like Red Lobster, Applebees, and TGIFridays. Our date day was such a typical Midwest middle class fancy outing and like everything, we could find the humor in it. Will we be dining at Red Lobster all of the time? Probably not. Will I be excited every time Johnny suggests The Lob now? Absolutely! πŸ˜€

What is your favorite chain restaurant? What is a middle class fancy outing for you like? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

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  1. Fantastic! I’ve been hearing about Red Lobster for some time now.

    There’s Denny’s and TGI Friday’s where I am — though the Applebee’s franchise here didn’t last long.

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      • I’m based in the Philippines, though. I hope we get an Olive Garden and Red Lobster here in Manila in the future!

        On an optimistic note we already have a Panda Express here (which I haven’t been to yet). If you’re familiar with Halal Guys, it used to have branches here too — but it closed down years ago.

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      • If you ever make your way to ohio we are going to go on a middle class fancy day and go to the olive garden and red lobster!!!! the OG is my jam!! I haven’t heard of halal guys what kind of food was it? They actually just opened a panda express down the street from me a few years ago but I haven’t been because their vegetarian options leave a lot to be desired

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  2. Fellow Midwesterner here! In Omaha Nebraska, we have our fair share of chain restaurants, however our local scene is otherworldly. At this point, my husband and I are so caught up trying the hundreds of restaurants at our fingertips! The oldest restaurant in Omaha is over 80 years old. We went for the first time in 2021. If you ever find your way in Omaha, you will not be disappointed!

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      • Yes! Alton Brown was in town years ago and said the best burger in America is at a local place called Block 16. Their food is so delicious. My friend was a chef there and met him. The first time I had Block 16, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. But I also noticed you are vegetarian and a lot of local places have those options available and We have vegan and vegetarian restaurants!

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      • Omg you are so lucky that you have specific restaurants that cater to that nearby! We used to have an amazing one in Akron that Chrissie Hyde ran but it closed down forever ago I was so sad. I also don’t wanna drive over an hour for dinner!

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