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January 19, 2009

Ruth's Chris honors the 44th president in a good way


Local Ruth's Chris Steak House locations are running an Inaugural Menu deal through tomorrow. Barack Obama will be the 44th president, so the Inaugural Menu costs $44. Get it?

The special consists of appetizer, salad, main course and dessert (several choices in each), plus a glass of wine or champagne.

The Inaugural Menu has been running all this weekend, so if you tried it, let us know how it was. I usually like steak house specials because you get the same good meat but just smaller portions, which is fine by me.

(Photo courtesy of Ruth's Chris)

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 11:05 AM | | Comments (8)


Just curious, does anyone recall "presidential" discounts or specials in their own past history. I sure don't. Don't get me wrong, I am an American, and I have great hopes for our president. But, having said that isn't their a lot of commotion for someone who hasn't had one day of executive power yet?

EL: I usually like steak house specials because you get the same good meat but just smaller portions, which is fine by me.
That was what I thought too until I had the 'Sunday Specials' at the Prime Rib. The meat was nothing like I expected. Not just smaller but very thin and poorly prepared. Very disappointing.

That's too bad. Anybody else had the same experience or was it just a bad night? EL

When I was growing up in New York the big sale day was Washington's Birthday. Stores would have specials such as a mink coat for $10 (we still wore fur in those days). It was sort of like Wal Mart on Black Friday. Only time I have ever stood in line for more that six hours was for a Washington's Birthday sale at a camera store where I got a normally expensive camera for around $15.

@ Joyce -No. I don't remember any "presidential" discounts - especially for an inauguration. While I am not a fan of the Obama kitsch being marketed. I think that the "commotion" is due to Barack Obama being the first African American President of the United States. Also, for many Americans, this is the first time that they have felt engaged in the political process.

BTW does anyone know roughly the size of the portions of the Ruth's Chris special?

...isn't their a lot of commotion for someone who hasn't had one day ...

Joyce, Honey, the entire nation is looking forward to the end of The Lowest Common Denominator as Chief Exec.

Eve--I second that emotion!

I've with Eve and Dahlink. I've never been so glad to see the back of a president, and that includes Nixon.

At this point the only thing that is selling in this economy is ObaMemorabilia, what with everything from t-shirts to steaks looking for a tie-in with the President.

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