However, our charitable meal attempt almost failed.
Arriving at the later part of the dinner-hour near 7 p.m., we saw a somewhat packed front lobby area and opted to sit in the bar area at a high-top table. This would ensure quicker service and an even more relaxed setting, we assumed, since it wasn't a very busy time and the bar area wasn't too full.
At first, it took way too long to even get a drink order placed. Two different waitresses acknowledged that we were there and greeted us, but failed to step away from whatever else they were doing to actually wait on us. Suzi and I had both waited tables at restaurants in the past, and so we take notice of the wait times - this instance wasn't justifiable, we concluded. Finally, someone came to take our drink orders and I was pleased to get a 23-ounce beer that could be considered colder and more frosted than I typically get. This was pleasing and made it worth the wait.