My Friday nights are typically spent wearing stretchy pants, eating popcorn, sipping on some wine and watching Dateline. I had to forgo my routine last weekend and set the DVR (sorry Keith Morrison) and head out for an evening with friends. My first stop was dinner with my friend Karen at Trophy Brewing. Can I mention for 5 whole seconds that I’ve been living under a rock for not having been there and they’ve been opened for quite awhile? I seriously need to get out more often. It was the perfect place for dinner + drinks before heading to Charlie Goodnights to see Fortune Feimster.
I went to college with Fortune + she is still the most down to earth and humble person. It’s amazing to see what she has accomplished since graduating college- being Emily Procter’s assistant, going on Last Comic Standing, starring on Chelsea Lately + will be on the upcoming season of the Mindy Project! Oh… and she still makes time for stand-up! I’ve seen her perform several times throughout the year and last Friday night was by far her best performance ever. She has truly grown as a comedian. If you get the opportunity to see her do standup, go! You can thank me later.
The third stop of the night was to Bittersweet. Again, where have I been? It has been here in downtown Raleigh and I apparently have not. As soon as I saw the Thin Mint cocktail, I knew it was meant to be. It was amazeballs. Next time I’m totes going to be all over their dessert menu. The final stop of the night was at Coglins. I have a love-hate relationship with Coglins. Last Friday night was a hate relationship, as in I wanted to run out in traffic. I know I’m not a spring chicken, but I can’t hang with those crazy college kids. #ImGettingOld. On that note, I’m going to make like a ball + bounce.