It is Lame Post Friday and, yes, I am drinking and typing. At least, I had a drink and now I am typing. If my dear, DEAR husband, Steven, gets me a glass of wine, I will be drinking and typing.
“Would you like a glass of wine?” he just asked me. He really is a most satisfactory husband.
So at Christmas my sister (my dear, DEAR sister) Cheryl gave us a gift card for Applebee’s. I know, I don’t usually plug chains in this blog, but Herkimer Applebee’s is really an exemplary link in the chain. Additionally, I am amused by the story of tonight’s drink of choice.
Last October, I was in Applebee’s with the large cast of Splitting Issues, the play Steven and I were in at Ilion Little Theatre. I was not drinking, due to a tiresome medical issue which I will not bore you with at this time. I was also fighting a dreadful cold, but I managed to have a fun time anyways. That often happens when you hang out with theatre people. As we were leaving, I caught sight of a drink being enjoyed by the wife of a fellow cast member.
“Is that an upside down beer in your drink?” I asked, awestruck. It was. It was, in fact, Corona, one of my favorite beers (as well as a pretty good typewriter). I promised myself that one day I would go into Applebee’s and have “one of them there drinks with the upside down beer in it” (yes, that was precisely how I planned to ask for it). Today I had that opportunity.
We were lucky enough to get one of the tall tables in the bar area, which I love to sit at. Steven pointed out on the “Featured Drink” card a drink with an upside bottle of Reunite Lambrusco. I asked the waitress about it, mentioning the one with the beer as well.
“That’s the Corona-Rita,” she explained. “After that, we came up with the one with Reunite.”
I opted for the one with the beer, because Lambrusco is sweet and I prefer dry wine.
I confess, I was a little disappointed in the drink. I think in the future I’ll stick with their Perfect Margarita, which I have enjoyed on many occasions. Or a glass of wine. However, I was happy I finally had my drink with the upside down beer. We got some appetizers, too, which were pretty tasty. All in all, a very fun evening out. In fact, it was not in the least bit lame, but this being Lame Post Friday, I went with the headline I did. Happy Friday, everyone.