We opted for Red Lobster the next day for dinner. With their lobsterfest going on, we decided to order the Rock Lobster and Sirloin, known as the Wood-Grilled Sirloin Surf & Turf. I went with ravenous hunger that day (no surprise here) so I inhaled the cheddar bay biscuits they serve you upon arrival. I love how they come wrapped in those towels, as if they are some precious gold. I learned another trick, order salad dressing on the side or you end up eating dressing with a little bit of lettuce. The caesar dressing was so, so, so good. The main course was pretty okay. First of all, I think Maine lobster is probably the way to go when it comes to lobster and secondly, don't order steak at a seafood restaurant. The lobster was sweet but a bit rubbery. I asked for a medium steak and I got well done. Oh well. The melted butter didn't taste like butter, tasted bit margarine-y to me. I know butter from other stuff, so its pointless giving me the fake stuff....Complains aside, we did enjoy dinner. My jacket buttons have been complaining ever since.
Anyway, I still can't believe I'm writing about chain restaurants...but you know, when you are in a new town, tired and exhausted, you really need to turn to what you know. We ducked our heads and ate at chains...no creativity there. Surprises can come in a bad way and for trying out local hotspots, I reckon you need at least a week. Overall, our gastronomic experience in Richmond was mediocre.