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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thursday Night, "L Night", August 12, 2010

I didn't spend any time looking for a new and exciting "L" restaurant, because we wanted to fall back on our old standby, Lucky's.  Actually, we started  Eating Our Way Through The Alphabet again, because it seemed like every Thursday we were at Applebee's, Uno's, or Lucky's.  They're all good, but we needed to get out of our restaurant rut.

I looked forward all week to a respite from the hot and muggy and relaxing there in air-conditioned comfort.  We prefer the Davison Lucky's, as the Clio one seems too much like eating in a cafeteria, tables crowded together in a large, square room. 

The hostesses and waitresses have always been prompt and efficient.   Our drinks and warm, savory bread were served while we browsed the menu.  That didn't take long, as we generally order the same as always.  Our side salads with bleu cheese dressing were quite large and laden with red onion, cucumbers, tomatoes and cheese.  You could very easily make a filling meal out of a salad and a bowl of soup, the cheesy baked potato soup being a favorite there.  Gary always has the waitress check if they have "really rare" prime rib (16 oz. for $16.99) before he orders.  This time they could only offer "rare", but he ordered it anyways and was satisfied.  With it he chooses the sweet potato with brown sugar on the side.  I generally order the Chicken Monterey ($11.99). It comes topped with two kinds of cheese, red and green peppers, onion and bacon.  I request it without mushrooms.  As a side, I ask for German fries, which are large potato cubes, topped with green pepper, bacon, and onion.  I also request a side of sour cream for a topping.  We both took part of our meals home for lunch the next day.

We usually arrive for dinner between 3:00 and 4:30, as we both have evening commitments most days.  Therefore, we never have a line to stand in, and I don't do lines.  Lucky's is a busy place, and soon the crowd arrives.

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