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So I read an article in February touting the “first Friday” jazz dinner at the 3rd Street Café. Then we drove past on March’s first Friday and saw that the place was packed for dinner. That sealed it. We had to go to the next one.

Then I totally flaked until this morning when i realized i’d better make reservations for tomorrow night. Damn, that place is tiny and maybe i waited too long and there aren’t any tables left!?

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“Third St Café”

“Hi, you’re having the jazz dinner tomorrow night?”
“Hold on. Are we having entertainment tomorrow?” [she asks someone]

“We’ll have jazz Saturday morning.” [he replies]

“Oh. So no jazz even though tomorrow is first Friday?”
“No.”

“Umm…thanks.”
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So why were you promoting this event that you weren’t actually having? And why is there a huge callout on the web site saying “Every First Friday”? I mean c’mon…it’s one day a month. We’d still go even is there was no jazz – i don’t even really like jazz – but now that my spitey sense has kicked in, i’ll be shunning the 3rd St Café until my wife talks me down.

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Friends are visiting Saturday evening and we’re thinking of taking them to either Ocean or Sette Luna. Both have great atmospheres, service and menus. I’m leanin’ toward Ocean. I always do. In this case, it’s due to the uniqueness of the menu and the more urban feel. Sette Luna is a bit noisier, especially in the big dining room with the open kitchen. I love their bar though. When they took over the other half of the building they were able to add the bar, a cozier dining room and a wine cellar available for group dining (i think). It gets a little hairy when it’s busy as the bar becomes a bit of a bottleneck between the 2 dining rooms. I’ll save more details for my Sette Luna synopsis next week.

Gotta make the Ocean reservations tomorrow. M U S T R E M E M B E R.

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