here. For some reason I tried using gold nail polish first. I figured that it always chips off my nails, so how hard could it be to scratch off a card? Pretty hard actually. I think the key is covering the writing with the packing tape. That way it's a slicker surface for the paint/soap combination to stick to.
Hamburger Mary's. They were having a cabaret show that night, so we decided to try there first. All the tables were full, though, so it didn't work out. My dad was surprisingly disappointed. I know where we'll be going for his birthday in a few weeks:)
Option B was Pizza Bella. I thought this looked like a nice place, so we tried there next. Both of these places were within walking distance, which worked out well. When we got to Pizza Bella, though, it was a 30 minute wait (they don't take reservations). It was also A LOT smaller than I expected, and all the tables were really close together. I felt like I was failing. Everyone was getting hungry (myself included), and I didn't know what to do to turn this night around. Enter fate again. Across the street there was another pizza place called The Art of Pizza. I had overlooked it before, but now as we were all on the verge of freaking out in a hunger induced rage, I crossed the street and headed inside with zero expectations. The inside was about what I had thought it would look like--really dark and cramped. I asked if they had outdoor seating, though, and was pointed down a dimly lit hallway to a huge door that had a sign that said "push really hard". My mom and I both pushed and were rewarded with our efforts with a garden oasis. It was beautiful and there was no one else out there. Score! The pizza was fantastic and definitely reminded me of being in New York City again. I chose to take all the credit for this find, but was just extremely lucky.