Monday, March 30, 2009

Restaurant Quiz

I've got an analogy test question for you (think SAT).

Olive Garden is to Chocolate Lasagna
Chili's is to __________

Not that I want to turn this blog into a restaurant rant site or anything, but another "best item on the menu" has been deleted. Although not as serious as the chocolate lasagna disappearance, this one also makes very little sense.

The answer is Honey Lime Dressing. It was one of Chili's signature items, something that stood out and called for me to be healthy and order a salad. And just like chocolate lasagna, it is gone. They now serve the same dressings as every other restaurant in America. Oh, and four different kinds of Ranch. Very differentiating.

We haven't been to Chili's in a while, but this was a pretty sad visit (and not just because of the dressing offerings). We called ahead but were not put on any list. We were served tortilla crumbs and salsa. My daughter's mac & cheese arrived 20 minutes later than our dinners and it was cold. Not "left on the counter for 20 minutes" cold. I'm talking about refrigerator cold. Yuck.

I'm not sure I should be going out to eat anytime soon. Sure, it gives me something to write about, but I feel like I'm ruining these things for everyone else. I like Dairy Queen's Blizzards, too.
Watch out...

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