I am a fan of saying, "there is no such thing as an expensive GOOD meal, only an expensive BAD one."
Still, after my most recent meal at Houston's in Pasadena, I am left to wonder if my French dip sandwich w/fries, and a coke in a bottle was worth $30. The math is sandwich $20, coke in bottle $3.50, + tax, + tip $5.
I have decided that it is expensive and worth it. My reasoning? Houston's is consistent, uses quality ingredients, has superior service, possesses a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, and most importantly, never makes me wonder if I am going to have a good meal or not.
Any thoughts, examples???