Every once in a while, you need to get back to basics. By this, I mean excellent food, fabulous company, and a spin in the Viagra Triangle. I thought I would crave elegant and tastefully decorated rooftop retreats for a post-dinner cocktail…turns out I was into reliving my misspent youth, sticky floors and all.
The evening started out with cocktails and gossip in our hotel room. Bubbly on ice, naturally! PS- is it just a coincidence that our initials spell SATC? Thinking no…
Galvanized buckets with chalkboard panel (Target)
Mini bottles of Segura Viudas Cava (Binny’s or World Market)
Hot pink raffia
Kinky Liqueur– a naughty infusion of super premium vodka distilled 5 times with succulent mango, blood orange liqueur, and passion fruit (Binny’s)
Mini cans of Sierra Mist
Mini tulip glasses
We headed to Gilt Bar for dinner. LOVE the atmosphere, ADORE the cocktail menu! I had a cocktail that included a fresh cucumber slice: definitely mellowed the strong concoction and added a fresh twist. Dark & Stormy and Moscow Mules were in the rotation of our group as well.
As for the food…not going to lie, T & I ditched the bread and used our forks with this appetizer:
|Blue Cheese Fondue with Caramelized Onions & Spinach|
Then the main course…oh carbs. There was no avoiding the hand cut noodles and farm fresh ingredients!
|Hand cut noodles with heirloom tomato, pancetta, white wine, basil & garlic|
For dessert? Three Floyds Robert the Bruce and Victory Prima Pils.
Here comes the Throwback part…we went to Rockit! Oh the days of hoping David Schwimmer would magically appear (haha…just kidding).
|C, S, A & T…Ladies, I feel like I have this exact same pic from S’s bachelorette party!|
We then went into a full on trip down memory lane, visiting old haunts and familiar hangouts such as Hangge Uppe (yep, still a massive line of drunks ranging from 21 to 61), Hunt Club and fried food fourth meal at Dublin’s. Yes, we were the classiest patrons. No, we didn’t care. Yes, we realize that were were probably older than everyone else. No, we didn’t care.
My dress was short, but so is life.