What's the most you've ever paid for a meal out on the town? All dressed up in your finest duds, ready to celebrate and prepared to turn loose of some big bucks? For us, two close-to-retirement penny pinchers, I would say never more than $100. We have been lucky to tie the old feed bag on at company functions that cost in excess of a million for the whole group, but that was many moons ago when companies rewarded their employees with big trips. Haven't been on one of those in awhile. I saw in the paper last week that Dallas Cowboy football player Dez Bryant recently had to pick up the check for his teammates steak dinners at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse and the tab ended up being $54,896! Apparently, he had refused to carry on the rookie tradition of carrying teammate Roy Williams’ shoulder pads during training camp, opting instead to take the team out for dinner. He just wasn't expecting ALL of them!
Of course they only have serve USDA Prime, Dry Aged Beef...looking online at their site you can get a Filet Mignon for a measly $35.95....all the way up to a big 26 oz. Porterhouse for $44.95!
If seafood is what you are craving, you can start with the Chilled Seafood Tower for $98.95. Years of going to Red Lobster and Olive Garden have sheltered me from these prices. I was shocked to see you have to pay for sides...
Baked Potato. . .$7.95
Fresh Asparagus. . .$9.95
Haricot Verts (French Green Beans). . .$9.95
Skillet Potatoes . . .$8.95
Au Gratin Potatoes. . .$9.95
Mashed Potatoes. . .$7.95
Roasted Wild Mushrooms. . .$9.95
Onion Rings. . .$7.95
Steak Fries . . .$7.95
Creamed Spinach . . .$9.95
So, I was just thinking. And since I have a curious mind I got out my calculator and did a little cipherin'. If they all chose the most expensive steak, and they would since this was a free meal out...and they all wanted an appetizer, cause you'd want to start with something yummy...and salad was extra, plus sides. Then you'd end up with a tab of like $7,020. I'm just saying there must have been some drinking going on or maybe they gave a big tip to the waiter...