Tonight we had a course dinner for the students. The dinner was at TGI Fridays since it was close to where most of the students were staying.
On the cover of the menus was a blurb saying that TGI Fridays was celebrating over 20 years in Australia. This made me think about how long ago it was when I first ate at a TGI Fridays. The first time I can remember was about 30 years ago in Irving, Texas.
I also thought about when TGI Fridays was founded. When I got back to the hotel I did some research and found that it was 50 years ago that the first location was opened in New York City.
I had a rib eye steak for my dinner. I was not impressed with my dinner, but this is usually the case when I have a steak. I grew up in cattle country and have certain expectations for a steak that are rarely met.
At least my dessert was good. I asked for just two scoops of vanilla ice cream. I am usually not a big dessert person. Especially when desserts are usually very rich and also over-sized when you get them at a restaurant. I like the simplicity of just a few scoops of ice cream.
Click on Ice Cream to see some of the simple ice cream desserts I have had while wandering around the world.
Since the courses I am teaching are very short I will also be going to another course dinner later in the week. However, this time it will most likely be at one of my favorite restaurants. We will see.