Sunday, July 09, 2006

Waterwall at the Master Grill...

A bunch of relatives are in town so we all got together tonight at the Master Grill, where it's all about the meat. It's a Brazilian steak house where they give you these Yes/No buttons and when you're ready, you turn it to Yes and waiters come around with skewers of meat and cut off chunks for you. Then when you've had enough, you turn your button to No and chow down. When you want more you do it all over again.

Ironically, they also have a really good salad bar. And good sushi.

I didn't really eat all that much but I still felt really full when I left. I had garlic beef (my favorite), chicken wrapped in bacon, filet mignon (also wrapped in bacon), pork loin with parmesean cheese, top sirloin, and something they called the "special beef." Luckily they serve fairly small portions, so you can sample a lot of different things. And I actually didn't eat the bacon that was wrapping some of the meat. It just doesn't seem right to wrap meat with more meat...

Oh, but the best part was the grilled pineapple. They also bring it out on a skewer and slice off pieces for you. It had some sort of sugary mixture on the outside. Thankfully, it wasn't wrapped in bacon.


Sam and the other kids enjoyed the water wall in the front of the restaurant.


Then, to prolong the insanity, we went back to my mom's house for birthday cake for my uncle.

I'll need to spend the next week at the gym.

I met my friend Kim today for lunch and a movie - The Devil Wears Prada. It was really good. I liked it a lot. Meryl Streep was deliciously evil.

Last night I watched Must Love Dogs. I love John Cusack. The movie was typical chick-flick fluff, but it was funny. I read the book a couple of years ago and it was typical chick-lit fluff, but it had some funny parts as well. Actually, I think it was even more fluffy than most... Anyway, they changed a few things in the movie. For the better, I think. Except the ending. It was stupid. I mean, you obviously know how it's going to end, but the stupid thing that they had the heroine do at the end was just completely irrational. They didn't ask me, though, did they?

6 comments:

Colleen said...

water walls are so cool. I want one!

John said...

That sugary substance on the outside of the pineapple was sugar, cinnamon and bacon.

On, and it's "heroine" unless smack had a starring role in the movie. Is that why you call me a smartass?

Deanna said...

Mmmm... bacon.
It's funny - after I turned off my computer last night, I thought, "I wonder if I spelled heroine correctly?"

ElleCharlie said...

I love the picture of the waterwall - it's so vibrant. I didn't know you're in Texas - have you always lived here? I love Austin - even though I can't imagine moving here, I have to admit it's a terrific city. I always visit in the summer though, which I guess is really just setting myself up...

I share your opinion of Must Love Dogs - I was so excited when it came out b/c it was the only chick flick opening at the time, but it was kinda weak. John Cusack is timeless though. Worth the $10 ticket.

ElleCharlie said...

I love the picture of the waterwall - it's so vibrant. I didn't know you're in Texas - have you always lived here? I love Austin - even though I can't imagine moving here, I have to admit it's a terrific city. I always visit in the summer though, which I guess is really just setting myself up...

I share your opinion of Must Love Dogs - I was so excited when it came out b/c it was the only chick flick opening at the time, but it was kinda weak. John Cusack is timeless though. Worth the $10 ticket.

Deanna said...

I live in Denton, just north of Dallas. I've lived all over the place but have been in Texas since 1982. Austin's fun. But yes, you need to visit in the spring, fall, or winter. Summer sucks.