February 21, 2011
Sex & The City Of Brotherly Love Part 2
When Edward got home he filled in the missing chunks of my memory. Apparently his alarm had woken me up in the middle of the night and being disoriented I briefly thought his walk-in closet was the bathroom. He is really lucky I didn't start peeing. Flashback time; when I was 23 or 24 my friend Allen used to be a bartender at our local gay bar. (He was just a 'bar friend' back then. I never saw him outside of that atmosphere.) One night I was out by myself visiting him at the bar. Back then I went out a lot by myself and I dressed like a hoochy. Allen always hooked me up with free drinks, but looking like a hairless 100 pound twink I got a lot of attention from the older guys, so I got most of my drinks for free anyways. Let's just say I was hammered by the end of night! Allen being the good person he was actually took me home with him. Nothing happened of course, though he still jokes to this day that he should have fucked me when he had the chance. I did wake up that morning in just my skanky blue G-string. Well while I was drunk and at Allen's house I got up in the middle of the night and continued to use his dresser as a toilet. Yes I pissed all over his world! It's been years since that has happened, but Allen and I still talk about it as if it happened yesterday. We've been good friends since. Who knew some pee would bring a friendship together!
Sunday was a lazy day for us. Edward made me breakfast and got me real coffee. We planned to meet his friend Lucy at National Mechanics Bar for some Bloody Mary's. I love a good Bloody Mary. Although sometimes I feel like the Bloody Mary mix should be a condiment for a hamburger. They actually have a "build your own" set up, so if you're ever in Philly check out their brunch and Bloody Mary's. I freaking adored Edward's friend Lucy she was such a character. They both kept grabbing my phone to go on Grindr to see where the closest hot guy was. It was kinda like a game of 'where do you think he is?' Back home Edward make me dinner (which was fab) and we watched the Grammy's (which wasn't so fab. Can we say disappointment?)
So what's the most Anti-VD thing you can do at night? Well the answer to that is bowling! We met Edward's friends for some bowling fun at North Bowl. I hadn't gone bowling in like 7 years! I think the last person I was bowling with was James when we were on vacation. I remember I tried to roll my ball down the lane, but I didn't wait for that metal thingy to set the pins up and my ball bounced off the metal thingy and went down a couple lanes! That was so embarrassing. I actually had fun bowling. North Bowl is pretty big. They had a couple bars and they are best known for their tater tot menu. They had me at drinks and tater tots, fuck the bowling! BUT I did bowl an ok game. I came in third place and there was 10 of us that played. It was also entertaining to watch Lucy put her bowling ball between her legs and roll it. She actually managed to get one strike doing that!
for happy hour. They have a modern Chinese flare. Their happy hour menu is good. I recommend you try some dumplings if you wanna check it out. Most local restaurants treat Edward like he is a king (or queen) because of his job (he's a VIP manager for a hotel) so when guests asked where to go he tells them to check out the local businesses that have the best food. It's a win, win situation because the restaurants are getting business from the recommendations and his guests are happy with their experiences. (for the most part some people you can't please.)
for dinner. One of Edward's friends actually just opened it and asked him to come check it out. Mom and Pop places like these need recommendations from people like Edward so that when people come to town they try something new besides the normal chain. The local hotels and the tourists actually keep these places afloat and if hotels didn't suggest these places they'd get overlooked by all the competition. Opa specializes in modern Greek food. The place was beautifully decorated but small. For it being a newer restaurant it wasn't very crowded but I could see it getting pretty crammed in there if it was busy. The food was amazing though! I recommend the grilled octopus and their Greek Burger. I loved all the sauces. They a had this feta cheese type buffalo sauce and of course cucumber sauce (I love me some white cucumber sauce. Licky, licky yum, yum) which you dipped pita bread and veggies in. The cocktails were all very good. I tried a few of course. They put their Greek flare into them. All and all I was very impressed and it was a different type of place then I'm used to. I loved it.