Dad’s Birthday Lunch
Olive Garden. It might be the butt of jokes or the subject of memes about it's lack of authenticity when it comes to Italian food. But it's Dad's favorite and whenever there's an opportunity to enjoy a meal with him, that's his pick. Every time. And I don't mind. Not at all. Truth is I could sit and eat their breadsticks and soup all day long. That's actually exactly what I order whenever I go. I don't delve much into the pastas or other entrees. I'm there for the soup and breadsticks. Normally a salad fan, Italian dressing is just not my jam. So, it's pasta e fagioli for me - and if I'm still hungry after that I get a soup refill, but of the chicken gnocchi or the zuppa tuscana.