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Three on Thursday | Three of Us Throwbacks.

In the end, I wasn’t able to join the girls for dinner last night … so I don’t have the recap post I’d planned (things we talked about/things I learned, creative cocktails, food p*rn) or the requisite three of us photo. Instead, how about revisiting three of my favorite meals with my two favorite girls.

1. Lunch at Gallo Nero in NYC. December 19, 2009. (blogged here)

Katie lived in NYC that year and Sara and I flew up the evening before for a before-Christmas break. Sara was a senior in high school and had just been accepted to Georgia Tech. I was winding down my real job, preparing to retire in January. We were in big celebration mode. I don’t recall how Katie knew about Gallo Nero, but she’d been there before and suggested it for the long, leisurely lunch we had in mind. It was perfect (I’ve been back several times, including last September and I’d still recommend it). While we were there, it started to snow … the city got quiet … we might’ve gotten a little louder (I’m pretty sure there was a bottle of wine).

2. Lunch at Bistro VG. August 8, 2007. (blogged here … barely!)

Wow, we ALL look young … and sun kissed! Sara and I had just returned from a week at the beach and Katie’d spent the summer abroad (trivia note – she met Rob on that trip!) I don’t recall this particular photo, but this one, taken at that same lunch

is still one of my favorites. Bistro VG has been one of our favorite restaurants for years and the site of many of a lunch out (not so many dinners). Sadly, it was sold last fall (too soon to tell what that means … I’ve only been twice since the sale and both experiences were fine).

3. Dinner at ECCO. November 10, 2012. (apparently not blogged!)

This dinner was to celebrate Sara’s 21st birthday. We also had a family celebration at our house (and I did blog about that one), but this was the special girls night out. Sara lived right around the corner from the restaurant, but Rob drove Katie and me (and found something “fun” to do while we had dinner … better than Uber for sure). We had cocktails – always a favorite with this trio – and shared food (ditto).  It was, quite simply, fun!

I’m not sure when the three of us will be together again … and have the opportunity to slip away for a meal, but hope it won’t be too long.

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12 Comments

  • Honoré

    You are rockin' that hat in the second photo/trip down memory lane! Sorry you weren't able to join the girls this time 'roun' and hoping you are feeling much better today…seems that I recall we "met" Jan 2010 – we were both starting a new phase in our lives. has it really been 8 years?!
    Cheers~

  • Kym

    I am so sorry that you weren't able to get together with your girls for dinner. 🙁 I so hope you'll be together for that dinner soon. I love seeing the photos from some of your long-ago dinners together! It's a wonderful tradition! XOXO

  • AsKatKnits

    Oh, boo! I am so sorry you could not join the girls, but I love this little memory lane photo journey! I hope you are soon feeling back to your normal self! XO

  • Patty

    My goodness those tans are terrific! I'm also sorry that you couldn't make the meal. Hoping it's not too long until the opportunity comes around again!

  • Penny

    What fun times you and your girls have had and I'm sure many more yet to come! And I'm sorry you still aren't a 100% — hopefully, very soon!

  • Bonny

    I'm so sorry you couldn't join your girls for dinner, but I do love seeing all the occasions (and fun!) that you've had together. I hope you're recovered soon, and that an opportunity to be together happens very soon!