Last night, Hub and I went into Hoboken (the party capital of Jersey - one square mile of drinking pleasure) to celebrate my friend's birthday. He turned 40 (personal note to him: eeek! The big 4-0! You are soooo much older than me!!!).
I had convinced Hub that we should go in a little early because I wanted to go to East LA's, my favorite place for margaritas on the planet. But, we got a call from our friend asking if we wanted to ride in with them - they had decided to get a limo so no one had to drive. Of course we said HELL YEAH! So we skipped the margaritas and went to our friends' house for early cocktails and then took the limo into Hoboken.
They had reserved a downstairs room at Amanda's for the party, and there were about 30 of us there. We had never been to the restaurant, but it was very nice. There was a cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres, then a sit-down dinner, and then dessert. We had good drinks, good food, and good fun with friends. Once dinner was over we hopped back in the limo and head back to their house for frozen margaritas. All in all, a very fun night.
It was nice to do something a little more "upscale" for once. We are really low-maintenance-type people, meaning that we usually wear jeans and drink beer and hang out at average-joe places. This was nice because while it was still casual, we had to get a little dressier and everything was just a little bit nicer. But it was still a wild, fun, good time.
Happy Birthday, Jose! Love ya!
Mike, Hub and True in the limo:
The Birthday Boy and me:
My 5th or 6th Cosmo and the cool shaker it was served in:
Me and Hub back at their house: