Saturday morning we woke up and hit the road to head to Destin, FL for a little house hunting. Who wouldn’t want this as their backyard?
Too bad the house hunting was for our house guests and not us. C’mon, I can barely afford my Nikes let alone ocean front property. But it was really fun to help my parents’ friends find a new house/place for us to visit on the weekends In between looking at houses we grabbed some lunch at AJ’s:
This was fantastic and huge. AJs is *the* nighttime spot in Destin and has plenty of outside deck seating for food but we opted for inside seating since it was frigid outside (50 degrees and windy=frigid to us Floridians FYI)
We headed back into Tallahassee and decided to grab some dinner and watch the UM v Duke basketball game at a sports bar, Tomahawk. As soon as Matt and my father saw “The Chief” on the menu, it was ordered:
Yep, Bloody Mary with celery, blue cheese stuffed olive, spicy green bean, lime, okra, bacon and a cheeseburger slider. Matt was in Bloody Mary heaven. Too bad that was the only positive experience we had while we were there. One waitress was dropping f-bombs at other staff, slamming menus and silverware on tables and snapping at any question thrown her way. Our waitress was slightly more pleasant but anyone compared to the raging waitress is a ray of sunshine. Then came our meals. Everything was cold, some of our orders were wrong, and everything was downright pathetic. Matt ordered fried gator bites that were nothing more than a dozen greasy bits the size of a penny. When we complained that the meal was no where near edible, the waitress said that once the food is brought to the table, they do not take it back for any reason. I’ve been eating at restaurants for 27 years and this is the first time I have heard this. So we asked for the manager. He told us the same thing. It took us way longer than necessary for him to realize that we would not being paying $12 for the sorry excuse for food that was placed on our table and sat there untouched. You could not pay any of us to return to this place.
Do you complain/send food back at restaurants or just deal with it?
I am super easy to please and have sent food back a handful of times in my life. It has to be raw or inedible for me to complain so when I do complain I expect the restaurant to do what they can to fix it.
Where would your dream house be?
ski in/ski out in Aspen, CO