Sunday, March 09, 2008

I'll Have A Pig And A Couple Of Bushels of Bananas With My Steak

A few weeks ago, I had dinner at Smith & Wollensky. For those of you who have never read The Devil Wears Prada, Smith & Wollensky is one of the old-school steakhouses in New York city, meaning surly waiters and huge portions.

While we were ordering, the following conversation ensued:

Female Co-Worker: "Can I have the grilled chicken?"
Waiter: "Sure. A whole chicken, right?"
Female Co-Worker: "Um. No, I guess just half."

I listened to this and thought, "Wha??? A WHOLE chicken ?!?"

I wonder what happens when you order a lamb chop? I guess the steaks are already big enough so they don't offer the whole cow.


Aaron Weber said...

Did I tell you I bought a side of beef? Well, about a third of a side? You can get a deal if you have a farm connection apparently.

teahouse said...

Yeah, the last time I went to S&W I had a salad with bacon bits in it, and by "bacon bits" they meant "large chunks of pork the size of your fist."