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Birthday Ideas

tfalbo | Oct 27, 2011 01:51 PM

Hi Everybody.

I'm taking next Friday off of work for my 30th bday, and am looking for a couple of good and pleasant ideas to fit in with what's already on our agenda. There are a couple of "musts" that I haven't had a chance to get to just yet---

Here's what's on our tentative agenda so far:
-Paesano's for lunch and putz around the market a bit (the latter of which we've obviously done plenty of times)
-Eastern State Penitentiary
-Ranstead Room for drinks before dinner with a couple of friends

Are there any other fun things that I should mix in? Looking to keep it as a very lazy day, don't want to go for the full "local as tourist" day. Perhaps a little late afternoon snack after E. State Pen, I'd say the fiance would gravitate towards something sweet while I get my afternoon coffee fix.

I haven't sorted anything out for dinner yet, and would love to take suggestions on that too. I am thinking something pretty low key and flexibile, so that any or every of our 6 person group can opt in or out for a good meal without needing a reservation or waiting 3 hours. This is probably an impossible order for a Friday, but I figured I'd open it up to y'all in case I've got my blinders on. For an extra wrinkle, I'd like to keep costs reasonable so I'm not asking everyone to sign onto a $100/person night with the drinks. Melograno feels like a candidate, but I'm open to other ideas too. We should probably just go visit the Painter, I'm sure there's not going to be any issue getting a table there :)

Thanks, as always!

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