Remember the time before COVID-19 and when I would get selfies with strangers? Well, on Saturday night I brought it back! From a 6 ft distance of course, and with a mask!
I ended up having dinner at City Tavern; Franklin Institute and City Tavern has a partnership until the end of the month, 25% off of a meal. City Tavern was founded in the mid-1700’s, the meals are Colonial, it’s pricy, for special occasion and I haven’t been there in 5 years. I wanted to go back and 25% off was enticing. I made a reservation for 4:30.
I arrived at 4:15 and had a friendly host. My waiter was pretty cool too. Well, as the host was setting another table, I was waiting for my food, he came to check on me, I asked him about the promotion, and we started chatting. He loved my tattoo and asked how old it was since it still looks fresh. I said, “four weeks.” We chatted about tattoos and their colonial uniform. I absolutely loved it. Then my waiter came and broke up the conversation.
Before I left, I asked the host, whose name was Simon I believe… it was on the check after he took the promotion, if he wouldn’t mind getting a selfie with me. He smiled and he said, “I would love to get a selfie with you!”
He pointed to the side of the tavern. “Let’s pose over here! It’ll look more Colonial!” We snapped a selfie and we’re smiling with our eyes. #SelfieswithStrangers is now back!
Simon was cute. I hope that was his name. I feel like e-mailing City Tavern and telling the owner what a great experience I had. Simon and Greg… Greg was my waiter and he was amazing too.