Lorelai leaves all pretty for her date (although I don't understand the ruffles of the shirt), and runs into pretty Luke, who was just about to pick her up. They have an awkward moment where they discuss how each one thought the other wanted to meet somewhere else. They head back to the truck. Lorelai tells him they'll get better at this.
So for their very first date, Luke has decided to take Lorelai to a bar, or at the very least, a Bennigans. Like a local Bennigans. And okay, but come on. I know Lorelai would prefer the noise, but she'd also rather be where there's a scene. This place is no scene. As they scoot into their booth (their booth!), Lorelai sounds impressed that there's a piece of paper that says "Reserved" jammed next to the salt, pepper, and ketchup. Lorelai asks if they're supposed to have someone who works there seat them. Those Gilmore girls sure are getting uppity as they get older. Lorelai asks if this is some kind of mafia thing -- his preferential, waiter-less treatment, and if they'll have to whack someone later. Luke says he filled his whacking quota for the week. They agree: Dirty!
"Lucas!" shouts Mrs. LandingGod. "You just seat yourself now?" Lorelai grows a Southern accent to scold, "I told 'im!" Mrs. LandingGod tells Luke they run a nice business here: "Not like that hash joint of yours." She introduces herself to Lorelai as Maize. "I love your place," Lorelai lies. "Used to be a whorehouse!" Mrs. LandingGod brags. "I like that it's got a tarty history; the best places do." Well, Mrs. LandingGod, wait until you visit Rory's bedroom. Mrs. LandingGod tells Luke to sit and calls for "Buddy." He's introduced to Lorelai. "Hello, Buddy," she says, like she just met a special-needs child who was wearing a bucket on his head. Mrs. LandingGod tells Lorelai that this is a special night for them, since Luke never brings his "girls" around. Wow. A serious girlfriend and a wife, and he's never brought anybody else around? And where is this place that nobody's ever heard of it before? And "who ARE these people?" Mrs. LandingGod orders sparking water and champagne for the table, despite Luke's request for a beer. Lorelai is so insulting when she says, "My goodness! What a big menu!" Shut up and order your curly fries, Lorelai. Buddy and Maize decide to serve them something that involves a hacking hand motion, but no garlic, since Luke's on a date. Someone in the back is wearing a suit. Luke isn't, but maybe this is some kind of steakhouse that goes for a homey kind of feel. Like a fancy Steak & Ale. A Super Sizzler. Mrs. LandingGod tells Lorelai that Luke's a special guy. "That's the word on the street," Lorelai says as Mrs. LandingGod leaves.