Happy birthday to ME! When in doubt, think about dessert first. Charlene,my friend and "blog boss" (she talked me into writing this blog), wanted to catch up and celebrate my birthday in some way. We decided to go places we hadn't been before.
First stop was Azalea, a lovely Italian restaurant hiding in plain sight in the theatre district. The food tasted as wonderful as it looked. The photos are by Charlene who also writes the Street Art blog in this group. It was fun to go early (5PM) and enjoy some extra attention before the place totally filled up. It also seems like a great place for small groups. I noticed over a dozen people thoroughly enjoying themselves on the way out.
Then, it was on to 54 Below, a great cabaret space below what used to be Studio 54. Broadway star Rebecca Luker sang known and unknown songs by Jerome Kern. I also saw how the P G Wodehouse lyrics to the song Bill inspired the Tom Lehrer song She's My Girl.
We ate at Azalea. Thanks to Theater Development Fund tickets, we had no cover or minimum but I must say that everyone around us seemed to be enjoying their food and drink.