I like to imagine I’m not predictable. That you couldn’t guess in a thousand years what I’d do, what I’d think, what I’d eat.
This fantasy was busted recently. At the Hilltop Restaurant in L’Anse. Barry and I wandered in for dinner. We don’t eat out there too often–but maybe once every month or so.
We sat at a table. Opened our menus.
What to order, what to order?
Of course, I order a Veggie Burger. Of course, Barry orders the salad bar. We’re as predictable as the sun rising in the east.
When, suddenly, from across the restaurant, a young waiter exclaims to a nearby server: “Hey, it’s the Veggie Burger Lady!”
It kind of makes you want to hide under the table.
To wish you ordered hamburgers or fish platters like the rest of the restaurant-goers.
But, no. I am suddenly baptized as the “Veggie Burger Lady.”
Gosh. Sigh. Should it be spinach salad next time?
But, darn it all, I LIKE Veggie Burgers. I just don’t like being this predictable that a server can point you out of a line-up.
(These Hilltop Veggie Burgers are especially tasty. I think I’ve identified the secret ingredient–even though I’m not sure they make these locally at the restaurant. They may be imported. I suspect–am 75% sure–that the burgers are studded with diced water chestnuts. That gives them a nice satisfying crunch. Have even added water chestnuts to our own homemade veggie burgers. Yum.)
Of course, many visitors to the Hilltop Restaurant are aiming for their famous sweet rolls. These sweet rolls are so big you can’t even contemplate how much butter and sugar lies within.
Years ago, we bought these rolls and took them camping. Ate one or two for breakfast with our small children as we brewed coffee over an open campfire.
These days, we wouldn’t dream of eating a sweet roll. OK, maybe we might dream of eating one. But, instead, we’ll order our Veggie Burgers and Salad Bar.
Much better than sweet rolls—I promise! (And you, too may become locally “famous” if you order Veggie Burgers. I’m not sure too many people in the restaurant order them faithfully.)