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Spent $15 for a $55 Dinner

Did I mention that I love Groupon? Okay, so I really spent $35 because I paid $20 for my $40 Groupon when I first got it. I truly only saved $20 on dinner, but it feels good when you’re only spending a little bit because the Groupon covered most of the bill. I always forget that I actually paid for the Groupon itself also.

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Dinner was at Harvest Kitchen & Bar located inside the Hyatt downtown. I think it was 6:30 pm or so by the time I got off work. That doesn’t really sound like much to most people but, to someone who’s been at work since before 8:00 am with hardly any breaks except for lunch, it was a long, arduous day.

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Rather than making something, Brian and I figured that we might as well swing by the Hyatt and have dinner at HKB. He knew I had the Groupon and that it would be expiring in a couple of weeks. We didn’t really know of any other time that we’d be able to use it since we both have been so busy lately.

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Brian picked on me for taking a photo of both his salad and mine. “It’s the exact same salad,” he said. Well, I thought his looked better.

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I ordered the pork chop thing with the corn cakes. It was good, but not fantastic. I liked the corn cakes. I’d never had them before. I’d actually like to eat those by themselves or try them with other things.

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Brian wasn’t impressed with his chicken entree. He said it was just okay.

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I didn’t get a taste of it so I can’t tell you one way or the other.

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They gave me this huge knife to use with my dinner. It meant business. I stuck it on my pork chop for the photo to emphasize its massive size.

The food wasn’t stellar so we probably won’t go out of our way to have dinner there again. Specially since it’s not actually cheap. $55 was the cost of our dinner without sodas, appetizer or dessert. Okay, so dinner was more like $45 for the two entrees, and the server got the rest. But still, I can have a pretty decent dinner somewhere for about $12 a plate. I know. I’m unsophisticated and I sound like an Asian redneck. LOL. All I’m saying is that there are other places to have dinner that offer a better value.

Maybe Brian had a soda. I can’t remember. All I know is that I had water with my dinner because I kept spilling it all over me every time I drank. I cannot drink without a straw. It’s like I have holes on the sides of my mouth.

I did that when I was at lunch at the Petroleum Club with my bosses a couple of weeks ago, too. I’ll have to make a mental note to always ask for a straw so I don’t end up looking like a total klutz.

Anyway, I think he just had water too. I’m pretty sure he just had water.

I do have to say, though, our server was very nice. The host was nice, too. The ambiance was nice. I wouldn’t mind eating there again, honestly. It just wouldn’t be my first choice. Not because I’m a cheap, Asian redneck, but there’s just way too many great places to eat in Wichita.

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One Response to “Spent $15 for a $55 Dinner”

  1. April 12th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

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