Having dinner with gracious people is sometimes more, or at least just as, important as the food and ambiance.
But, I will get to that.
In the early evening hours last Saturday, we headed north on US 1 to dine with a group of six (including us).
Seated around a round table at the noisy, but very attractive restaurant, Kee Grill, I gazed around and deemed the place-comfortable and inviting.
This being our first time, we appreciated being able to take advantage of the Summer Specials.
Translation: Get there early to get in on fixed price menu offering.
I won't call it Early Bird, because I detest that label.
Still, it is an early dinner, any way you slice it.
Early was fine with us, mainly because the others sharing our table are good at laughter and conversation-at must for us.
Now, back to the food and service.
Even though it is not "Season" in the Palm Beaches, the joint was jumpin'. No worries, as one of our dinner companions had been nice enough to make reservations a few days ahead. We appreciated her for doing that for the group.
While it was busy, the service was fine. Our server was a young man named, Myles, I think. He did an adequate job. No complaints.
It is not complicated if you order from the Summer Menu, which we did. All of us.
You may choose from eight entree selections. With each you get Caesar or House Salad.
House wines are $5 by the glass; the choices are limited, but they have both reds and whites.
Gerry opted for a White Zinfandel, while I ordered a Prosecco from the main wine menu for $12.
We both selected the Sweet Potato Crusted Snapper for the main fare. It was delicious, and a very generous portion. Very.
The accompanying dishes, of which you get two, include several potato and vegetable dishes or pasta.
We both opted for Spinach Maria and potatoes.
Here's the thing -- you get all this for the bargain price of $19.99 (excluding beverages).
Here's the better thing: It is all delicious, and although the place was crowded, it did not seem as though they were trying to turn our table. Of course, sometimes when you have a table for six or more, they don't need the table as quickly.
So, back to our dinner companions being gracious.
There is a really good story about, what I will call, "The Great Faux-Hair Incident at Kee."
In a nutshell, my black elastic ponytail band (the thing that holds up a pony) was also one of those covered with fake hair. This is an accessory that just dresses up an ordinary black elastic band.
Yeah, it flew off and hit a person at the table beside us. In all fairness to my ponytail-band-cover ... those tables are CLOSE together, okay?
If the staff at Kee observed this craziness, they kept mum, and the people at the neighboring table handed over the fluffy hair. I probably would have trashed it had I been them. Kind of restores my faith in humankind.
But, take my word for it, this could have caused them and our companions supreme embarrassment. It probably did, but they all put on a good face.
As for us?
Next time I will anchor it down more securely, or maybe not -- I enjoy being edgy.
We have, mostly, given up being embarrassed about our shenanigans, because it serves no purpose and we are always up for a good, zany story.
Historically, 99.9 percent of our zany stories are about me. It's just the way it is, and we have no problem with it. Acceptance is our motto!
Bottom line: Kee Grill was great.
My faux-ponytail-hair is a great story!
Will these same folks ever dine with us again?