Having friends in town is fun. Donâ€™t ever leave!
Last night, we snagged a baby sitter (my mother-in-law) and headed out to 5 Church was Jen and Joe. My brother-in-law, who works Uptown, ended up meeting up with us later.
5 Church is this very chic lounge / restaurant / bar in the center city. Itâ€™s a great place to take out-of-towners because the food is delicious, the drinks are creative, and the dÃ©cor is impressive.
Some older photos from a day visit to 5 Church â€“ the Art of War is written on the ceilings!
I started off with a Lychee Martini. Have you ever had one of these? I highly recommend it!
This one was slightly different â€“ vanilla vodka, fresh lychee juice, ginger ale, grenadine, and a fresh lychee. Bubbly!
We had a few appetizers for dinner. I had the sweet potato mash and a local mixed greens salad, which had cranberries, goat cheese, banana chips, and balsamic.
Kristien had a chickpea dish, veggies, and fries. The 5 Church fries are really good!
Jen had the black bean hummus app, and Joe had the chicken entrÃ©e.
After we drained our drinks, we walked around Uptown for a bit. We took them to Urban Sip, a wine bar on the 15th floor of the Ritz (itâ€™s kind of a hidden spot and very, very cool with awesome views). And then we played the, â€œI dunno, what do YOU want to do?â€ game for five minutes until we all realized that we are old, one martini knocks us out, and weâ€™d all rather go sit on the couch and talk. Hah.
My, my. How times have changed.