This year, Lise's birthday (29?!) landed on a Sunday. Saturday seemed like a better opportunity for dinner since her first choice, DaVinci's, is closed on Sunday, but she had other plans made for Saturday. I told her, "no worries, something will work out".
Yesterday she decided on Morton's as her second choice. N checked their website. Closed. I explained that eating local requires an understanding that owners/managers must rest. Yes, even on our birthday.
I suggested Prime, but she wasn't buying it. I guess we all harbor preconceived ideas of places. My second suggestion, Raging River in Independence, was a winner. So through the curves and over the bridge we drove. When we arrived there were only 2 other tables of customers, but during our stay every booth along the brick wall eventually filled with diners.
Happy birthday, Lise! I can't believe you're really 29.