Since my friend Amy won’t be able to make it to my official birthday celebrations, she and our friend Nicki treated me to a wonderful (early) birthday dinner last night. Let the celebrations begin! You only turn 25 once, after all.
We went out for dinner and drinks to a place I think I’ve written about before on here, Lucy’s 51 in Toluca Lake. This time, however, I was there with my camera and had a few minutes to kill (I showed up early) before the girls showed up.
I started off trying to capture the decor, which is pretty funky.
I love that the lighting behind the liquor bottles in the bar changes (neon) colors.
As much as I loved the lighting on the liquor, though, I wasn’t about to drink any of it. I just about never drink liquor. Wine, though? I’m all about wine. So, I cracked open the menu…
… and ordered myself a glass of Sauvingon Blanc with three minutes of Happy Hour to spare.
It was actually a really nice glass of wine and I wish I’d asked what kind it was.
Soon, Amy and Nicki arrived and we sat down for dinner. While I love a lot of things about this place, I can say pretty safely that the service from our waitress was not one of them. For starters (aside from her constant smirking… maybe she had a tic?), she gave me an outdated menu and when I ordered a portabello sandwich, she told me it wasn’t an option. When I showed it to her on the menu, she acted like I was the one who had made the mistake. Yea, okay.
Anyway, I ended up ordering a vegetable and goat cheese sandwich (sans onions).
Please excuse the ugly flash.
The vegetables were good, but the bread was totally greasy. I basically ate all of the vegetables and goat cheese out of the middle of the sandwich and made my plate a graveyard of bread. I also ate a handful of the fries but ended up leaving most of them. This was a move that surprised even me. I love french fries.
Good thing I saved room, though, because Amy brought me a cupcake! How cute is she?
I blew out the candle and made a very serious wish. I can’t tell you what it was, but I bet you can figure out what it was.
The cupcake, by the way, was a blue velvet cupcake from Aroma Coffee & Tea Company.
No, seriously, though, it was blue. Check it out with flash.
Isn’t that nuts? The cupcake was actually pretty light and reminded me quite a bit of corn muffins (which is a bonus for me, as I love corn muffins). I split half of it with the girls there and and shared the rest with Mark at home.
What a lovely evening! A big thank you to the girls for taking me out. 🙂