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13, Sushi, Wine

Sunday, January 29th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Friday night Jen and I hit O’Callaghan’s for dinner with Sarah and Eric, followed by an evening at 13, chillin’ to the smooth (and loud) beats of a live DJ. I worry about my ears lately: Whenever I’m around music that’s too loud, my left ear rings. Normally it’s fine. I suppose I should try not to be around loud music too much. I guess I just enjoy going out, so I can’t help myself.

Yesterday afternoon following a stop at Seth and Rachel’s open house, we high-tailed it to Albany for a memorable evening of NYC-esque clubs, sushi, and wine with Alex and Cati (of alexandcati.com fame). After enjoying some Spanish wine at the Sokolowski abode, we had some pre-dinner drinks at a trendy new club called Noche (TU review), which is trying to bring to the Capital Region the $200 bottle of vodka, the red carpet, and velvet ropes — in a warehouse in a sketchy part of downtown. Our martinis weren’t anywhere near $200 (only about $10 apiece) and we didn’t have to wait in any lines to get in. Most of the time we were there, we were the only ones in the place, but another group was arriving as we were leaving. It was pretty chill and I think it will do well; it’s only been open for five weeks so far. The bartender told us that they’re super-packed once all the shows in the neighborhood let out. I would go back, but probably not if I have to wait in line, pass dress code, and pay $200 for a bottle of vodka.

After Noche, we hit Saso’s for some amazing sushi. It was the best sushi we’d had in a very long time, and it was well worth the wait. The fish was all super fresh and incredibly flavorful. We then hit a bar called Valentine’s — a down-home kind of place with live music — for Irish car bombs and a round of Stella (the beer, not our dog). We concluded the evening back at Alex and Cati’s place with wine, Hearts, and the always-tasty Boursin cheese.

Today is a great day to relax at home.

Tags: weekends

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Johnny // Jan 29, 2006 at 4:01 pm

    Gabe, ringing is most certainly damage to your ears, bro. Lame as this sounds, but I keep earplugs in the car for concerts and local shows and the like…get flesh colored ones…there are studies suggesting that our culture as a whole is creating a hearing impaired society!

    JRB

  • 2 Alex // Jan 30, 2006 at 8:42 am

    Well Gabe, If you go to the grave without having completely used up at least one of your senses, you did something wrong :)

    Fer real though, I use hearing protection on the motorcycle (and when mowing the lawn), and it’s probably a good idea to protect yourself too. Those pesky little stereocilia don’t grow back. Flesh colored ear plugs is a good idea for going to clubs/rock shows where you might not want to look like an OSHA auditor.