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Birthday Dilemma

Momeaux | Jan 10, 2010 07:48 PM

I know there have been plenty of threads on great birthday celebration venues, but sadly those posts have proved uninformative given my current conundrum.

My birthday is next weekend and my friends have decided they want to take me to my "favorite restaurant" as part of our celebration. I'm not even sure I have a favorite restaurant, though I certainly have favorite meals.

I went to Tupelo last night and absolutely loved it! Great food for a great price and not overly fussy. After biting into a cornbread crouton, I knew it's exactly where I wanted to spend my birthday.

My birthday is on a Sunday, but given everyone's schedule, I am completely okay with celebrating on a Saturday. But the problem is my best friend doesn't get out of work until 8PM on Saturday and Tupelo doesn't take reservations on the weekend. So then I thought, ok we can go on Sunday, but Tupelo is only open for brunch on Sunday until 3PM, the time my best friend gets of work! (I'll save my whining about my best friend's work schedule for another day! :P)

So, now I'm trying to figure out a place where I can get reservations for around 9PM on Saturday night or early on Sunday evening that is has great, simple, but incredibly well executed food, that also has entrees for less than $20. On top of that, I have a few picky eaters!

I was thinking about Toro but I don't know if they take reservations or are particularly good for my group.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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