A Bit Out of My Comfort Zone

I recently asked a stranger if I could take his photo, an act outside my comfort zone. I gave myself a mental pep talk before mustering up the courage to ask - I knew if I didn't ask, I would regret it later.

Meet Robert, our highly animated, funny and super knowledgeable server at a local BBQ establishment, The Black Dog Smoke and Ale House.

We Had a Great Lunch Thanks to Robert

It was my first visit to this restaurant, known for its burnt ends, double baked potato casserole and long wait times. Case in point - the restaurant opens for lunch at 11, we arrived at 11:05 and found all the seats taken. The facility is indeed tiny, which, of course, adds to the experience. We ended up waiting 25 minutes, but the food was worth it.

Robert made our experience even more special and he graciously agreed to have his photo taken a couple times - yup, his grin says it all.

That Grin

If you are ever in the Champaign - Urbana, IL area (home to the University of Illinois), be sure to check out the Black Dog for a great BBQ meal.

Denise at Autumn Sky  – (March 16, 2015 at 7:45 AM)  

He has a look that should be photographed. I've been thinking about ribs so I think next weekend might be a good time to do a little bbq here...since I've no plans to be in Urbana.

tinajo  – (March 16, 2015 at 2:07 PM)  

Brave of you - and he does look cool. :-)

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