Chicago, Illinois. 2016. On a day not unlike today... except we were serving hundreds of dollars worth of sushi-grade tuna steaks and homemade trout sliders. We put down a lot of money on seafood... I've heard estimates in the thousands of dollars, and I believe it.
I was manning the grill - cooking up scallops as big as my fist! Someone brought a huge pot of mussels, there were cocktail shrimp and snacks for days. It was Steve's birthday - but no one really cared.