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Dinner Out

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We decided to go out for dinner yesterday.  Nothing unusual about that.  We tend to eat out a lot.  I suggested that we go to Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca, NY.  We could try our luck at the slots and eat dinner at Thunder Mountain Buffet.

After Bob had showered and dressed, he said he didn’t feel like going all the way to the casino–a 45-minute drive from our house. I offered up Perkins Restaurant, located about 3 miles from our house, as another choice.  Bob suggested Bob Evans instead.  I agreed.  Bob asked if I wanted to walk to Bob Evans, as the restaurant is located less than a mile from our house.  I didn’t feel like walking, so we hopped into the car.

Within seconds of our departure from home, I noticed it was only 3:20 pm–too early for dinner. Bob had come home an hour early from work. My mind was playing tricks with me, making me think it was later than it was. Bob asked if I wanted to go to Jamestown, NY for dinner. I said OK and suggested Davidson’s Restaurant. Bob asked what about Olive Garden. I stuck with Davidson’s.  All the while Bob is driving, back roads, heading toward Jamestown. I asked what about New Beginnings in Sugar Grove, PA. Bob mentioned The Bucket in Sugar Grove or Boomerang in Busti, NY.

Have you ever been as undecided as we were about where to eat dinner?

After spending an hour driving around, you will never guess where we ended up eating dinner.

We drove into the Bob Evans parking lot and ordered dinner via the restaurant’s online ordering website. We both ordered one of their three-course dinners. Within 20 minutes our dinners were ready for pickup. Bob went inside the restaurant and returned to the car a couple minutes later, carrying a large carry out bag. We drove home and ate our Bob Evans dinners at home, at our kitchen table. The carry out dinner presentation was very nice. Our salads were inside separate small plastic bowls, covered with a hinged plastic lid. We each ordered specialty breads to accompany our meals. The bread was wrapped in small plastic bags and inside separate small Styrofoam carry-out dishes. Our main entrees were inside deep divided plastic trays, covered with a hinged plastic lid. Our three-course dinners included dessert as well. We each ordered a cookie. Our cookies were delivered warm, inside a small envelope coated with aluminum foil on the inside. I just realized that our carry out dinners lacked eating utensils.  Bob may have told the cashier that we didn’t need eating utensils, as we were taking the dinners home.  I am certain that eating utensils are available for the carry out dinners!

We liked the convenience of Bob Evans’ carry-out dinners and will most likely take advantage of the service again sometime in the future.

3 Responses to “Dinner Out”

  1. DeniseinVA

    Now this made me smile. I love Bob Evans but have never thought of carry-out. That is a great idea and fitted in perfectly with your day. At least you got a nice ride out and probably saw some interesting sights along the way. We were out the other day and couldn’t decide on a restaurant, so we ended up coming home and eating leftovers from the day before 🙂

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  2. treadway

    Oh, do we ever have this indecision! Sounds so much like us. I like Bob Evans…

    Reply

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