Steak Day is a long lost, but very important, tradition. It is celebrated each year on February 14 by single women everywhere. Well, in my small social network anyway. The concept is simple, Steak Day is the one day each year in which you celebrate the cow and all the wonderful things it brings to our lives. After all, the cow is a vital part of our daily existence. They provide us with wonderful groceries from milk and Babybel cheeses, to Big Macs and filet mignon. All of which are important to survival.
As part of a jam-packed girls weekend, we went to Outback for dinner. It seemed appropriate for a group of American girls, plus one lovely South African. (Side Note: We have all the normal restaurants. We even have a Bennigan’s across the street from the Outback, but I don’t need to eat there.) The only noticeable difference in the Outback menu (coming from someone who has eaten there only twice) is that they don’t have the bloomin’ onion. They have coconut onion rings instead.
When we arrived at the restaurant there was a 40 minute wait so we promptly filled up the the lobby waiting area. Every Korean that walked through the door paused for a moment in confusion. When deciding to go to Outback for a romantic dinner they had no idea this dining experience would come complete with an American welcoming committee.
This little guy kept staring at the waygookins (foreigners) with his sweet face pressed against the glass doors. So many strange looking people all in one place!
When you order iced tea in Korea, you get this…
A glass of iced tea, tea bags included, and a shot glass of liquid sweetener.
This was the first salad I’ve seen in 4 months…
It was delicious, if not desperately necessary.
Between 7 girls we each got an entrée and two appetizers for the table. I think we shocked the entire wait staff by the amount of food we ordered. Koreans tend to do more plate sharing than Americans.
And this is my lovely Valentine. I love him.