NOTE: Official BAN SOPA edition today in solidarity with Google and Wikipedia
Tense night around the Big White. The OWIES showed up to OCCUPY the White House and protest the unfairness of life. They did so by lobbing a few smoke bombs over the fence onto the lawn of the People’s House.
Fortunately the Wons weren’t home at the time. They were with 10 close friends at BLT Steak (aka Bistro Laurent Tourondel, famous French chef) celebrating Lady M’s 48th birthday.
After a brief lockdown, police dispersed the crowd and cleared out the smoke bombs and secured the Big White for Big Guy’s and Lady M’s return around 10:00 pm for nightcaps.
Naturally, due to the personal nature of the dinner, there was a complete photo embargo, butt I can report that Lady M changed from what she had worn earlier in the day when the St. Louis Cardinals stopped by to wish her a happy birthday.
Which was a re-run of the lovely sweater she wore to her Oscar winning performance at the Gabby Gifford memorial in Arizona last year:
For dinner she lost the sweater, kept the pearls and went basic black with the Jackie O’s. Just like we have so often in the past:
The many faces of MO’s campaign pearls
Expect to see a lot more of the pearls this year, as they work so well with campaigning. That face? Well, it may be an artifact of the 2008 campaign, butt we’ve got a much better one now anyway.
Butt I digress: back to our dinner at BLT Steak. I know that sounds as casual as a ham sandwich, butt rest assured, there’s nothing prosaic about this Lady M fave. Oh sure, at lunch you can get an Obama burger for just $28: an 8 oz Kobe American burger, with cheddar bacon, burnt tomato ketchup (bleh!) and spicy Scallion mustard.
Dinner, however is a bit more upscale.
For example, here’s what the Won Percent party enjoyed for the birthday dinner last night:
Appetizers: The American Wagyu Skirt Steak (10 0z, $55) and 28-Day Dry Aged New York Strip (16 0z, $46) with house-made sauces including Horseradish, Peppercorn, 3 Mustards, and the ubiquitous "Steak" sauce.
Dinner: American Wagyu Top Cap, which is served in a 10 0z portion ($81). I know that’s a lot of steak, butt after all it IS BLT Steak, not BLT Salad, or BLT Organic Vegetables.
Accompanying side dishes, served family style, included French Fries, Mashed Potatoes, Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Creamed Spinach, and Hen of the Woods Mushrooms. Oh, and onion rings, of course – hand stacked.
Following a few Stoli martinaes, dinner was accompanied by both red and white wines.
For dessert, a specially made version of Lady M’s favorite red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting – and cream cheese ice cream!
It’s red chocolate! RED. CHOCOLATE! How do you do that?
Meanwhile, back at the Big White, all the little OWIES had been shoed away, and have moved on to the Capital. It’s going to be a long winter.