Holy Cow! Who’d a thunk that the mere mention of Lawry’s Prime Rib would cause a flood in my inbox. Two of the best:
I can’t speak for the rest of the carolers, but my sister is the soprano at Lawry’s and is 9 months pregnant waiting for her baby to come any day now. You’d have to coax me over with a chair and a foot massage to get ME to stand up for 3 hours whilst so pregnant just to sing Jingle Bells. My sister loves it and her doctor made last night her last singing night when he discovered her blood pressure was at the danger point for pregnant women from standing up so much. (Oh, and Chuck Norris doesn’t tip when he requests songs.)
For the last 6 years my wife’s family has had a family get together during the holidays at Lawry’s. The main attractions were always the carol singers and the prime rib. The first year was wonderful — the carol singers were great, the prime rib was outstanding, service impeccable, and a tradition was born — or so we thought. Since that first magical year the whole experience has been going down hill. Last year was the ultimate in poor service (dinner lasted 4 hours, we didn’t place our order until 2 hours after sitting down), mediocre food (meat was cold and numerous orders were wrong), and the carol singers were belligerent and refused to sing the kid’s favorites no matter how hard we cajoled or how much we tipped. This year we’re headed to Mignon in Plano where the proprietor, Nick Natour, makes every guest feel special and every entrÃ©e is terrific. We’re looking forward to the start of a new family tradition.