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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Larry Conners and the Watery Jack Daniels, Part 2: Larry Conners Responds!

Posted By on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 12:00 PM

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Two weeks ago Gut Check brought you news of a rare (for this restaurant critic, at least) local-celebrity sighting at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse: KMOV anchor Larry Conners, his wife and drinks that weren't quite up to par.

Yesterday, the RFT received a response from Conners. I would have posted it here on Gut Check regardless of the contents. That Conners' reply has wit and grace and basically puts me in my (very small) place is just the icing on the cake.

A hat tip to you, Mr. Conners. Well played.
Regarding Ian Froeb's article on my wife, Janet, and me at Jack Ruby's Steakhouse: I'm not sure what the purpose was .. but I'll take it for a laugh. I can't complain when Ian says that I look "tan and fit". I certainly appreciate Ian's wife thinking that I look "handsome". Please, thank her, but tell her that she might need glasses. The truth is: Janet makes me look better than I am.

Now, concerning my complaint about our drinks. First, I certainly would never demean a server; my daughters spent many years doing that very difficult job. While wanting the drinks corrected ...I did have some fun...acting as if this was "most serious".

So what were the problems? Jack Ruby's and our server, Matt, did a superb job that night, but I'm sure they got a little behind that night. So, when Janet's martini arrived...it was not cold, not even cool...it was warm. I am not a martini drinker, but cold is better...as Janet says: I like it very cold... "shake it [like you] stole something."

Regarding my statement, that my drink wasn't "brown enough"...Jack on the rocks...should not be Jack with water. Our server, Matt, understood and more than happy to make the drinks right. So I never even considered "tasing" him. I did say that I live by the rule: when you serve Jack with water...you ruin 2 good drinks.

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