Monday, November 20, 2006

And Such Small Portions!

Last night, my friend Joan and I saw Randy Newman perform here in town. Randy, as you may know, is the guy who sang "Short People," "I Love L.A." and "You've Got a Friend in Me" (from Toy Story). Before the show, Joan and I had dinner at a very nice restaurant near the theater (Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown L.A.). But some other friends of ours opted to eat at this really expensive place called Patina, located in the theater complex. They have the kind of menu that may require you to take out a second mortgage on your home. It made the upscale bistro we ate at look like McDonald's in comparison. Because I'm more of a lowbrow kinda guy, Joan and I did not join our other friends at Patina.

However, we were understandably eager to compare notes, and later asked our friends about their dining extravaganza. As we fully expected, the word "overpriced" came up a lot. Well, sometimes a picture says a thousand words, so here's a photo of our friend Jacques posing with his Patina meal. It certainly sums it all up very nicely...both the look of the meal, and the look on his face.

Sometimes you don't really get what you pay for....