I'm not one to go out during the week, but it was the end of March, the beginning of spring, 30 degrees and snowing on my Spring Break, so I decided that I needed a night out. It just so happens one of my good work friends felt the same way.
We met at a nice little spot downtown that neither of us had been to before. Metro Bar + Kitchen had a nice happy hour with $4 martinis, so that's where we started. We proceeded to spend the next 4 1/2 hours enjoying martinis and chatting away.
There is nothing like a good night out with a friend, even if you see that friend five days a week at work. It's nice to get out of that environment and just catch up on everything you don't talk about with little ears around listening. I have found that having those nights with friends are what keeps me sane, and I think everyone needs those. Girlfriends are something that I appreciate and am truly thankful for. And getting to go out on a weeknight, have drinks and dinner and a great talk, makes it that much better.
The atmosphere was great, the food was delicious, and I would like to go back when their patio is open. I like patios and drinking outside....can you tell?