Red The Steakhouse

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to eat at one of the premiere steak houses in the country, Red The Steakhouse. I have a bucket list of local restaurants I want to eat at before I die and this is one of them and it didn’t disappoint. Red’s participated in Cleveland’s Restaurant week where over 70 restaurants offered deals to try their food. At Red’s, they had a four course meal for $39.

The wife and I went with another couple who we are good friends with and although I was going to order a flat-iron, a generous donation allowed me to upgrade to a Prime Filet Steak. Words can’t describe how delicious it was. I didn’t have to use any steak sauce and each bite was like a small piece of meat heaven. The total amount for just my meal with the upgrade was $64 which is awfully expensive, but that’s why it was on my bucket list. As far as I’m concerned, the meal was worth every penny.

I doubt I’ll eat there again considering the prices but if you’re ever in the Cleveland, OH area and want a damn good steak, you can’t go wrong with Red The Steakhouse.

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What I’m Really Thinking During Car Commercials

I’ve watched my share of car commercials and I wonder if there’s a job title where someone travels around to find the perfect location to shoot a commercial. I think that would be a cool job to have. There must be since so many of them have what seems like the perfect setting to sell a car. Empty streets in a downtown city, tight curves surrounding a hill, or a perfect tree-lined street.

Since I can’t afford the vehicles they put in my face, I pay more attention to the surroundings of the vehicle being advertised. I wonder what it’s like to see the landscape where the commercial was filmed. I’ve never driven down a perfect looking, tree-lined street, something I’d love to do. Secondly, I wonder what it’s like to live on such a street.

In commercials where neighbors are looking across the street at a fancy car, I wonder what the property taxes are for the nice house they’re walking into. What’s it like to live in a such a nice home, I may never know but these people in the commercial supposedly do. The lawn is so precise and green, it must be nice.

Sometimes I wonder what it took to set up a particular shot for the vehicle. A dark room, shiny floors, bright lights, etc. Sounds pretty easy compared to locating a physical location to film the vehicle doing cool stuff. I always get a good laugh when at the end, the text shows over $500 a month for payments. I mean, WTF.

Have any of you actually purchased or leased a vehicle based on seeing commercials for it? Do they work? Hell, I spend more time thinking and looking at the environment surrounding the vehicle versus the vehicle itself. I’m pretty sure I’m not their target market.

Can I just have a cool looking ice cream truck with 90s tunes blasting from it?