Friday, May 4, 2012
Road Trip Part 15: Ruby Tuesday
But later that summer I found myself driving from New York to Pasadena and somewhere in the midwest (I'm pretty sure it was outside of Columbus, Ohio) I was hungry for dinner. I stopped at a Ruby Tueday and ate an appetizer of tempura popcorn shrimp and had that Triple Prime Burger. Both were pretty tasty. Not enough to make me want to go back to Ruby Tuesday (a couple years later they opened a location in West Covina that only lasted two years, and I never tried it), but compared to Chili's, Applebee's or Red Robin, I much preferred Ruby Tuesday.
A few years later - meaning last month - Elizabeth and I were driving north from Florida on I-95. We stopped for gas in the middle of Georgia and we were both hungry. I really wanted another Whataburger but I hadn't seen a sign for one in quite a while. Across the street was a Ruby Tuesday and I suggested we just go there so we could eat and get back on the road without too much of a time commitment.
We were shown to a table in the bar.
"It's a pretty good deal for $8.99 when you consider it came with two sides," she pointed out.
So I've now been to Ruby Tuesday twice. Once was good. Once was not. I don't know if they just have a higher quality of Ruby Tuesdays in Ohio than they do in Georgia, or if ordering burgers is always the way to go. To be honest, I don't really care. I won't be coming back to a Ruby Tuesday.
Posted by JustinM at 10:00 AM