So the restaurant I've picked for the blogger lunch tomorrow is one of my absolute favorites in Jackson - it's a place I could totally eat every single day. I've brought most of my visiting friends there, in fact.
I'm surprised at the amount of people who have RSVP'd that have not only never been there, but have never heard of it. Naturally, I respond with shock and then talk up the place like it's the best restaurant EVER. Now I'm all scared that I'm jinxing myself.
Shortly after the hurricane, Rob, Drew, and I went to Ruchi, an Indian restaurant in Jackson. The food was absolutely amazing. The waiter was really nice, very attentive, good with suggestions, and kept his sense of humor when we tried to pronounce things that were unpronounceable.
I'd been dying to go back, so the next time my stepdad came into town and suggested we go to lunch, I suggested Ruchi. My stepdad's really into trying new cuisines and is very open-minded when it comes to unfamiliar foods - he'll try anything once. I was stoked to take him there because I was SURE he'd love it.
All they had was a buffet - the waiter wouldn't let us order from the menu. Everything was completely over-curried, so it all tasted completely the same, which was not at all good. The dishes with meat in them had a bunch of cartilage and gristle and fat, which nigh made me barf. The waiter was a tool and argued with me when I tried to use a coupon.
My stepdad kept giving me a "look," like "you REALLY liked this place?" Now he makes fun of me periodically about it, and every time I suggest a restaurant he's all "It's not like Ruchi, is it?"
So now I'm all afraid that the restaurant we're going to tomorrow will have an off day and all their food will suck and our server will pick his/her nose and possibly watercolor's or Susan's nose and nobody will ever listen to my suggestions for lunch again and someone else will plan the next lunch and not invite me and everyone will stop reading my blog because they'll be all "how can she LIKE that place??" and I won't have any friends and I'll have to go eat worms.
Okay, I'm not quite THAT insecure and dramatic, but I am afraid I'm jinxing myself.
At least we're not going to Ruchi.
3 days ago