Friday, July 6, 2007
Life List Day 109 - Lunch at Tender Greens...and a Stolen Table
I met the gals today for lunch at Tender Greens in Culver City, a great little place that serves local, organic salads and lunch plates.
What I enjoy about this restaurant is that the food actually tastes like food. I had the chinese chicken salad and - instead of being lettuce drowned in some overly-sweet dressing - the dressing was light, and I could actually taste the spicy greens they used. My friend ordered a salad with heirloom tomatoes so juicy and bright they looked like candy.
We sat on an outside patio and had a lovely lunch. After our plates were cleared and we were sipping our iced teas, a busboy came up and told us they needed our table for a party of seven.
It was a bit strange - I've never been so hastily disposed of at a restaurant - but we figured it's a busy place, so we moved to a table in the front for a few minutes until we were ready to leave.
Before driving home, I decided to hit the restroom. As I did, I passed the guy who kicked us off our table for that "party of seven" which, as it turned out, WAS HIM!!
I suppose a better woman would have been appalled, perhaps complained to management. I just laughed, reported back to my friends (who also laughed)..and then I paid my friend Mary Jo a dollar to go take his picture.
Here he is:
I can hardly begrudge him the table - he looks so happy!