John Thomas. The standby for birthdays, first dates and various other celebratory meals. The first time I ventured into J.T. was about four years ago, on my first visit to Cornell with my mother. We marveled at the Christmas lights on the trees (we were visiting in November and didn’t realize that the Christmas lights stayed up year long), we laughed at the silly hunting-themed placeholders and tried to be patient while the waiter paused after every syllable and slooooowly informed us of the specials.