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Seems like old times

March 11, 2014


What if we held a Bad Movie Night and no one came? It was Bad Movie Night yesterday and it was just Samith and I. Usually we have from 4 to 12 people. Okay, usually we have 4-6 people, but we occasionally break double digits. Yesterday it was like the very first Bad Movie Nights a dozen or so years ago when it was just Samith and I all the time.

We were both 15 minutes late and that meant we were walking into the theater just when Robocop was starting. It was actually a surprisingly good movie. There were about 4 parts that I really hated, but apart from that it was entertaining. It was also surprisingly long –nearly 2 hours long.

After the movie we decided to eat someplace we hadn’t eaten before. They’ve opened up about a hundred new restaurants in the Haymarket. We went to the first one that we saw that we hadn’t been to before. That turned out to be the Rodizio Grill. It was good, but there were only two things on the menu. You could have the salad bar.

Lots of odd dishes  

That was about a third of the salad bar. It could easily be a meal. I wish it had a quarter for scale. Those are actually fairly large serving spoons. Oh, wait. Here is a Samith for scale…

That's Samith

You could also order the salad bar and meat. They had a little sign type thing on the table and if you had it turned one way they would bring you a new meat to try every few (2-3) minutes.  When you were ready to take a break from the meat (to get more salad or whatever) you would turn the sign over. We probably started and stopped a half dozen times or more during the course of the meal.

Each serving of meat was only a few bites and there were easily over a dozen different ones to try. My favorite was the ham, followed closely by the grilled pineapple (which I’m given to understand is not actually a meat). They had beef, pork, lamb and chicken each prepared 3-4 different ways. There were probably more. The last time we turned our sign over they brought something by that we hadn’t seen before.

Grill direct from Brazil 

For those of you not in Nebraska, I would also like to point out that it snowed while we were there. It was 70 degrees out yesterday.


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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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7 Responses to “Seems like old times”

  1. Lauren Said on:

    That looks fascinating! My dad was born in Brazil (son of missionaries), but I’m pretty sure they didn’t have food that nice.

    Also, I think you should take me on at least as nice a date….


  2. CousinRachel Said on:

    I agree with Lauren -- you should take here on a nice date. (Our house for dinner doesn’t count.) We had a Brazilian eatery in St. Charles and I loved it. Maybe we should double date. (Oh, wait -- you are my kid sitter.) Just Lauren and me then?


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Hehe…..your post make me laugh! And I ate at a place like that once….it was really fun & interesting!

    I wonder if these restaurants would be successful if things were reversed…a meat bar & every few minutes they bring around some salad to try.


  4. Brad Said on:

    Those forks in the banner picture made me read the title as “Seems like old tines”… like fork tines… get it?


  5. Jane Sommerer Said on:

    Best kind of meal. I love to taste new food. It doesn’t have to be a lot. Just a taste.


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