|The Patrons Menu circa 2008. (Wally Baba/Flickr)|
TO MY KNOWLEDGE, I HAD NEVER EATEN a pimento cheese sandwich. Unless my parents served me one when I was a boy, in which case I ate every bite. That was the rule.
However, I ate at least one when I attended my first Masters in 2008. It's a tradition, and I can be duped by tradition, especially at Augusta National Golf Club. I have no regrets.
The crazy thing? Even if that pimento cheese had made me gag (it didn't) I was only out $1.50. I repeat, buck-fifty. (7% tax included.) Like most things Masters, the food prices were frozen in the 20th century.
Of course, I could have splurged and gotten a Master Club sandwich. That would have set me back $2.50. Throw in a bag of chips and a beer and I would have shelled out more than a Lincoln. Me and my big-spending ways.
Seriously, if you add up everything on the above Patrons Menu I don't think it comes to $30. The Masters is definitely in some kind of weird time warp.
Are you going this year? If so, try a pimento cheese sandwich. Be courageous.
(By the way, if you still need Masters tickets or Masters badges, they're still available.)
Food aside, I just hope the course will be in decent shape. I know it can be pretty nice at this time of year.
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