GK:. . . Brought to you by the CafE Boeuf San Antonio, located just off River Walk on fashionable Drainage Ditch Drive. (TK: Drainage. Drainage---) Drainage Ditch Drive. (TK: Oui.) Are you serving outdoors tonight, Maurice?
TK: Oui. Our Terasse de la Grass is open.
GK: Lovely. And is there a dress requirement?
TK: For women, yes. For men, we'd prefer not.
GK: Good. What are the specials tonight?
TK: Yes, of course.
GK: Is there a pris fixe dinner tonight?
TK: A what?
GK: A pris fixe dinner.
GK: Pris fixe.
TK: Do we serve peanuts?
GK: No. Is there a pris fixe dinner.
TK: A dinner for the police?
GK: Pris Fixe. You know. The fixed price dinner.
TK: OH! PRIS FIXE. THE PRIS FIXE MENU....OF COURSE.
GK: That's what I said. The pris fixe dinner.
TK: The what?
GK: Never mind.
TK: Our pris fixe dinner is the Villa Armadilla de la Quesadilla for $18, and that's baked in the shell.
GK: Thank you. The Cafe Boeuf on Drainage Ditch Drive. In San Antonio.
© 1996 Garrison Keillor