Spent the day huddled in my room finishing NSF proposals. Apparently the only difference between me and the other members of the panel -- they did the same on planes, arriving this evening.
When Sloan Williams arrived, we went off to dinner. Decided that because we'd been virtuous and stayed at a Best Western rather than the Hilton, we could afford a nice dinner, so off we went to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Crystal City.
Nice view and good steak, but I'm not sure I quite get all the PR about the place. The waiter told us about their specialty steaks (for a mere $68 ala carte)- Kobe beef - fed beer daily and rubbed down with Saki, making for a VERY relaxed cow and thus supposedly tender beef. We passed. I will say, their house Pinot Noir was excellent, highlight of the meal. That, the view, and the company.
Poverty Point and Palestine
4 years ago