Last night we went to the Ringside Restaurant in NW Portland to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The Ringside is an old school steakhouse (you know, professional waiters in suits) that has been around forever. I grew up near the restaurant, but I had never been there until last night. It always seemed like a mysterious place. The building is nondescript from the outside, has no windows, and is on a busy street. It’s pretty dark inside, but it was all dolled up for the holidays and was quite festive. My nutty brother goes there every once in a while and spends a fortune. Last night was no different. While the rest of us went for the filet mignon in the $30 range, my brother opted for the $65 Kobe beef filet mignon! VEGETARIANS, LOOK AWAY:
And now for some cookies! Every winter I get a hankering to make Santa’s Surprise Cookies. They are peanut butter cookies with a miniature Snickers hidden inside. Surprise, indeed!