Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's Beginning to Taste a Lot Like Falba

Today was our staff Christmas lunch. We went out to a chain restaurant.

It was pretty special anyway. The "chain" was Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse where the "gaucho" servers slice off fabulous strips of top sirloin, botton sirloin, filet mignon, leg of lamb, chicken, sausage...I could go on. It was exceptional. We've never been to one of these places before...and I was impressed. It's not the sort of place I'd normally consider a target, but I have to admit it was some spectacular food. I probably won't be hungry until April 2010.

I even went so far as to have a dessert, a papaya cream, which apparently mixes papaya with ice cream. And I had an espresso, strong as an ox and served in a regular sized coffee cup that was like mainlining caffeine. Wow.

My staff seemed genuinely appreciative. And they were especially happy when I told them, later, that we would close the office at noon on Christms Eve. Hot damn!

And we won't reopen until January 5! My god, I could reposition my life by then and start a new business!

My favorite wife and I don't have specific plans for our time off. A visit to my sister in Houston on the day after XMas, probably, and a wander down the coast, but nothing in concrete. I'd like to go to Iceland, but that's probably out. Or Syracuse. Hmmm. Maybe Santiago, Chile. But probably just Falba, Texas and maybe a side trip to Galveston.


Nicole said...

You went to a churrascaria! Did anyone drink my favourite caipirinha?

YourFireAnt said...

You could go to Margharitaville.


Me, You, or Ellie said...

Caipirinhas are *my* favorite too. Yum. Now I want one.


Springer Kneeblood said...

I've never had a caipirinha...but now I want one! And I'm always happy to go to Margharitaville...