So along with yesterday I had today off. I have been feeling a little sick, as a result of the quick weather change in the past week. But I decided rather than staying in and relaxing, that what I really needed was a proper meal in my belly. Lucky Nick from work called and wanted to know if I was up for a trip to Outback down in Osaka….why yes I was. Little did I know that today I would be eating more than I likely have eaten in the past 3 days combined! But 1st, get them directions to the phone!
Then jump of the train for the trip down. 1st onto the JR in front of my place -> then down to the subway from Kyoto station to Shijo/Karasuma -> then another transfer to the Hankyu line into Umeda where I met up with Nick, Steve, and Chris from work.
So we all make out way to Outback via the MASSIVE underground complex that is the JR Osaka/Hankyu Umeda station since it was raining and finally find the Outback….but the damn place was closed. By this point we were all starving so we headed to a Mexican place Chris knew a few stops up outside Shinsaibashi called “El Pancho” that turned out to be a great place that I’m sure I’ll go back to. Being from Chicago we have our fair share of fantastic, authentic Mexican food joints and I must say this place held its own. Apparently the owner/chef lived in Mexico for 6 or so years.
Nick and I decided however, that we would not be swayed of our original plan of getting meats at Outback, so we both ordered a smaller dish of two Tacos with the plan of heading back to Outback one it opened up. Chris had to book after lunch so he got a full plate, and I ended up eating about a 1/4 of it since he wasn’t able to finish it. This stuff was delish:
So after downing the Mexican food, we had a bout 2 hours to kill before Outback opened up for dinner. Steve, Nick and I ran to Tokyu Hands and killed most of the time there. I wanted to pick up some KTC tools but man that stuff is pricey! I guess I’ll go cheap or carry some stuff from home next time I’m there. So anyway, we kill the 2 or so hours and finally get to Outback:
So we walk in and I think I ordered the Bloomin’ Onion on the way to table before we even sat down…I forget as the next hour is a blur of overeating bliss. I had to settle for a Guinness since Blue Moon wasn’t available but it hit the spot just the same.
Main dish was up…3/4lbs prime rib! I can’t explain how good this was! Looking back I am sure the ones back home have been better but you just don’t see meat portions like this is Japan much. Yea they gave me fries even though I ordered steamed veggies…whatever, I got those and ate the fries along with the soup AND the bread. Gluttony is such a fun sin to commit isn’t it!?
After taking that last picture I don’t really recall much. I don’t know how I got home really, I was in one badddd food coma the whole way and am surprised I got all my transfers w/o problems. But like I said, I have not eaten like this in a LONG time so I don’t feel too bad about it. I suppose its good I got it all done in one day as well…but work in the morning is going to be rough