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Peanuts on the Floor

June 16th, 2008 by william

I returned on Friday from Arkansas where my dad and I picked up his new boat. For dinner we ate at the aptly named eatery, The Steak House. The hors devours are roasted, heavily salted peanuts served in a plastic flower pot. They are delicious. No receptacle is offered for the shells, and it is customary just to toss them on the floor, which is slightly weird and disorienting. We at their fairly early in the night, and each table had a little mound of shells at its foot. I can only assume that the entire floor is carpeted in a thick layer of crunchy shells at the end of each night. Drinks are served from large mason jars, and rarely refilled (even I just barely finished mine). The menu was short, almost curt, but I don’t think it really matters. I am sure most of their customers don’t bother to use it. Ribeye, NY Strip, or Ribs–pick one. All in all, it was a fun place to have dinner. Their air conditioning wasn’t working too well, but whatever, the strip was delicious.

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  • 1 Kel Kel Jun 16, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    DUDE WILLIAM there was this place in Rockford–actually it’s a major chain kind of, maybe only in the midwest though–called Lonestar Steakhouse that used to do that. This place was the average Rockwell family Fancy Dinner Night place–birthdays, last day of school, father’s day, etc. They had big barrels–like wine barrels–at the front and when the waitperson took you to your table she or he had this big scoop and would take a huge scoop from the barrel, and then at the table pour it into a bowl or something. And you threw your shells on the ground. This is a normal concept to me! Anyway, they stopped because a guy slipped and they got sued. Makes sense huh? Also people with allergies complained too I think. Which is kind of dumb–waahhh I want to be able to go to the big steakhouse covered in peanuts!! Ah well. Also I would get the ribs every time if I were you.