Mohawk Valley Girl does not usually plug chain restaurants, preferring the distinctive, locally owned places (although she does talk about herself in the third person, don’t judge), but sometimes the chain place is a fun place to be on a Wednesday night.
But first, a housekeeping note, this is a kind of a Wuss-out Wednesday, because we were supposed to go to Karaoke at Asteroga Ale House in Herkimer tonight (um, in about three and a half hours, but I rather doubt we will change our minds at this point). I messaged the people we were supposed to go with. One has to work, one has lost his voice, the third was totally into it and asked (showing a flattering knowledge of my blog): what is this, Wuss-out Wednesday? We agreed to try again next Wednesday (and it will make a good blot post, I hope).
In the meantime, Steven and I needed to eat, and he had not taken anything out of the freezer. He was willing to go anyplace I suggested, but I suddenly remembered: Winesday at Applebee’s! The last time we went there (on a Wednesday to get half-price bottles of wine, not just to Applebee’s) was 2015 (we met with friends to discuss casting for Leading Ladies, the play I directed for Ilion Little Theatre) (good God, has it been that long since I directed?). I called to make sure the promotion was still in effect. When the lady answered the phone mentioning “Wine Down Wednesday,” I rejoiced.
The other good thing about Applebee’s for my blogging purposes, is that they do embrace local connections. The walls are decorated with pictures of local sports teams and events. So I feel it is Mohawk Valley Girl-ish enough to recommend Applebee’s in Herkimer, NY, as a good place to eat.
We had a bottle of LBD (Little Black Dress) Pinot Noir and an order of Neighborhood Nachos. Yum on both counts.
And this is my blog post. As a side note: tonight is my Friday, because I am off from now until January 2, 2019. Woohoo! Lots of Mohawk Valley Adventures to follow! Or maybe I will just sit home watching true crime television shows or Christmas movies on DVD or video (yes, we’re old school). As always, I hope you’ll stay tuned.