by Ian Froeb
I ordered a cheeseburger, which arrived without cheese. Our server offered to remedy the situation by bringing me a slice of cheddar. Adding a slice of cheese to a cooked burger does not a cheeseburger make.Vito's (May 14, 2009):
When I balked at the idea, our server returned my burger to the kitchen and it returned a few minutes later as a cheesy but overcooked piece of meat. As consolation for my troubles, she took the cost of the slice of cheese off of our check.
Midway through our meal, around 8:30, we looked around and realized that we were the only people left in the restaurant. It was eerie. (Or perhaps we are easily spooked.) We asked the server what had happened to the throng.Want to hear about more of Stefani's adventures with her dining club? Visit the complete archive.
It turns out that the crowd was due to the Fox. The Killers were in town. They are a post-punk band from Vegas. In their song, "Human," they ask an important (yet grammatically incorrect) question: "Are we human, or are we dancer?" I don't profess to understand the lyric. Yet despite my age (well over that of a SLU student), I'm a fan of the song, and I fully understood the need of the crowd to dance out of the restaurant and over to the Fox.
Moral: If you're bringing a group to Vito's and want to avoid a crowd, check the Fox schedule first.