I was going to treat myself to a Mattern’s sandwich, but realized it was 11:45. Normally that’s early for lunch, but for Mattern’s, that would be about an hour’s wait to be served. I was leaving the office, and thought “why not Playground?”. It’s been about 3 weeks (if not longer) since I treated myself to a delicious meal, and it would be a nice way to say Congratulations to Jason and Hillary on their recent wedding.
The menu today was outstanding. I could not decide what to get, so I decided on the Wagyu Rib Eye.
When I placed my order with Brandon, I said the Rib Eye, rare. Brandon just looked at me and said “You know you’ll get it cooked the way we want it, right?”. I smiled, and said “I’m sure it’ll be perfect”.
While eating my lunch, I kept looking at all the food coming out of the kitchen. I was almost full, but still craved one more item. Should I get the cockles? The trout? or the bucatini? I was too full for a pound of cockles, so I opted for the bucatini. It was perfectly cooked, and had a slight kick to the sauce. My eyes were bigger than my stomach, and I only was able to consume half a bowl. It was still worth it.