Eats, Drinks, and Scenic Views . . .

About 1pm Jan and I headed out for our 2nd movie day. This time we were going to see Thor: The Dark World. Luckily I have a beautiful wife who likes movies like this just about as much as I do. I mean,two sci-fi movies in two days.

We decided to see the 3D version since, 1) the time worked better for us, and 2) the last few 3D movies we’ve seen have been very well done. Something is not jumping out of the screen every 10 seconds like in the past and you don’t spend the entire time dodging arrows and spears.

Before the movie started, we had the usual trailers, including a couple that looked really good. The first one, an extra long one, was for the next Captain America film coming out this summer. Really looks good.

The second was a completely different genre. Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, and Bill Murray, it tells the true story (well, as ‘true’ as any movie tells a true story. Check out “The Butler”) of a group of art experts during WWII who were sent to the front lines to rescue artwork stolen by the Nazis. Looks really good and is now on our “Must See” list.

After a really enjoyable movie, we headed across the parking lot for a first visit to Twin Peaks, a regional restaurant chain that’s growing fast.

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Their motto is “Eats, Drinks, and Scenic Views”.

Here’s the Eats, a really great Poblano Chiptole Chicken Sandwich on a Brioche bun.

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And the Drinks, really good Iced Tea.



And here’s one of the ‘Scenic Views”.  This is our waitress, Lauren.  And there’s brains behind the beauty. She’s in college studying to be an engineer.

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And now you know why the place is called “Twin Peaks”.  

I mean, what’d you think they were going to call it, ‘Hooters’? 

That would just be tacky.

As far as Lauren working here and studying to be an engineer, we found something like this before when I  was Webmaster for the School of Business at a local University. One night we went to Hooters and ran into two students working there that I knew. One of them was finishing up her Masters in Business and the other one was getting ready to take her CPA exam. So, not all of them are ‘Dumb Blondes”.

Twin Peaks, along with Hooters, Bone Daddy’s, and Bombshells, is one of a growing number of “Breastaurants”, as they’re known in the industry. We both really like Hooters, but weren’t really impressed with the food at Bone Daddy’s when we ate there earlier this year, but Twin Peaks is really good. Jan said her “Chicken Ranch Sandwich” is possibly the best chicken sandwich she’s ever eaten. We’ll definitely go back.

On the way home we were greeted by a beautiful full moon. Just gorgeous.

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And wrapping up the blog, here’s the latest fashion accessory for the working man.

Plumber's Crack Camo

I think both Nick and I could use one.

Thought for the Day:

“If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried…”



4 Responses

  1. Hey, speak for yourself! The whole world knows I never touch tools!

  2. Greag,

    What is the name of the movie with George Clooney and Matt Damon? Your mini review sort of makes it sound like The Butler is the movie with Clooney — although he would make charming butler — don’t you think?

  3. The T-shirt photo “cracked” me up!

    To George…the name of the movie with George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett and Jean Dujardin is “The Monuments Men.”

  4. You and Nick may both think you can “use one” BUT your wives may decide otherwise. You two are not the “user” types or they wouldn’t have stuck with you this long 🙂 You can always dream though 🙂

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