I just received word that the woman who was the original (though vague) model for Courtney's mother in LNDtH passed away last night. I clearly remember the week that she and her husband took possession of the Tally Ho Restaurant, many years ago, and explained to me the cooking process for their signature Jonathon Halliday cut of Prime Rib that I was busily chowing down on. This was all back in prehistoric times, of course, and there was no sexy teenaged daughter that I recall, but I'm pretty sure Courtney could not have had a better mom.
In the years that have since passed, the only other restaurant I've found that served a similar cut of beef was the Montezuma in Fort Wayne, IN. That's another one that is lost in memory.
Rest in peace, Crystal.