The Monster had no business eating another meal. Overeating at one restaurant is a forte, but two meals back to back is merely egregious. But The Monster couldn’t help himself. Restaurant #18 on the final drive to eat at every place in the Zagat Guide was five minutes away so off to The Derby he went.
From the moment we pulled up The Monster was smitten. While not a meat eater, The Monster loves steak houses. As a child (when The Monster did eat meat) one of Papa Monster’s best friends owned an old school steak house (that’s still around, The Claremont in Columbus, Ohio!) and we would spend many a night there watching Barry the owner (an Original Monster himself) smoke cigars, eat like a champ and regale us with his incredible stories.