Genius was in town over the weekend, and we met up at River City Casino. It was actually Genius's idea. He doesn't go to casinos very often, but knows I like them. He didn't have much time to visit. Only the window between 9:00 a.m. and noon.
Anyhoo... with no other restaurants there being open at that time, we sat down for breakfast and to talk.
Hick had the biscuits and gravy:
He said it was not as tasty as he had hoped. Maybe it had something to do with all that pepper he added! He got a full order, and didn't finish. The waitress came by and asked if he wanted some more gravy on his remaining biscuits, but Hick declined.
I had the sausage/egg/cheese biscuit:
It arrived a bit askew, but I remedied that. It was quite filling. I couldn't eat much of the hash browns that came with every plate.
Genius also had the sausage/egg/cheese biscuit:
He made a dent in his hash browns. Of course he had coffee, rather than the water of myself and Friend, and the orange juice of Hick.
Friend had the breakfast burrito:
Here he is, displaying it for the camera like Carol Merrill displaying a showcase on Let's Make a Deal. That burrito is as big as a showcase! Friend could not finish that behemoth.
Our conversation involved the reason Genius was in St. Louis for the weekend. I hope he's not reading, because I always manage to get a few details wrong.
Hick: "So you said you were here to be in a wedding? Whose wedding?"
Genius: "One of my best friends from college. I'm not sure if you met her."
Hick: "I think we did, that time we took a bunch of you to lunch."
Val: "What are you in the wedding? Like, a groomsman or something?"
Genius: "Actually, I am on the bride's side--"
Friend: "He's a bridesMATE!"
Genius: "Yeah. Well. I don't really like that term. But I'm with the bridesmaids."
Val: "I hope you're not complaining that your dress is not flattering, and that you paid all that money for it, and will never wear it again!"
Genius: "Actually, the bridesmaids all are bringing their own dresses. That they've worn in other weddings, or for some other event. The color scheme is PASTEL. So as long as the color fits, they don't all have to look alike. The bride assigned everyone a color, so the groomsmen have the same color accents as who they're walking with. I have the same tux as the groomsmen."
Val: "What color do you have?"
Genius: "Yellow. I have a yellow tie."
Val: "Are you walking with a groomsman? Does he match your color?"
Genius: "Yes. I'm fine with that. And he DOES match my yellow tie."
Hick: "Friend, what are you doing while all this rehearsal is going on?"
Friend: "Sitting at the Plus One table with the other Plus Ones."
Val: "I hope you're not too rowdy!"
Friend: "Not yet, anyway."
Hick: "So your mom said you're staying at an Airbnb?"
Genius: "Yes. It's like a mansion!"
Val: "Just for the two of you? You must really have money to burn!"
Genius: "No! The whole WEDDING PARTY is staying there! Not just us!"
Val: "Oh. That makes more sense. You didn't say that back when I talked to you."
Anyhoo... we chatted for over an hour, and then rolled ourselves out of the restaurant to go to the casino.
More on that tomorrow...