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The Tag-Alongs, aka Diesel and Kelly

When you spend so much alone time with your spouse, sometimes hanging out with other friends is necessary to deter or at least dissipate any temptations you might have to kill your significant other. Having moved here recently and having few friends makes these breaks a bit less regular, but sometimes, Diesel and I manage to get out of the house and see the select (read: only) friends we have.

After our wonderful meal at Enoteca Barbone (per Diesel’s previous post), we headed over to Tre, a restaurant/wine bar in our hood. You’d think that a place that specializes in wine would have a bartender that knows at least SOMETHING about wine. Instead, I was served a glass of red that was clearly corked. To make matters worse, the bartender tried to sell us on dessert telling us that their cheesecake was light, with “no cream cheese,” when the menu listed cream cheese as one of the main ingredients. I was not impressed.

Anyhow, DB met us there, having just come from a karaoke party. With Tre being the disappointment that it was, we tagged along with DB back to the karaoke party, where his friend Camille was celebrating her birthday in a private room. The crowd was very animated and lots of fun. Phil from Seattle and his friend met us there, and after an hour or so, we made our way to our final stop, some bar called ???. We called it a night at around 3am.

Saturday was a bit more laid back. My friend Jimmy was meeting up with some biz school friends to celebrate a friend’s birthday at a pretty swanky bar, the Boucarou Lounge. Diesel and I tagged along again. It was interesting to see all the LES and Village yuppies all dressed up and we enjoyed talking to Jimmy and Rose and meeting their friends.

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