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Subject: It’s muh birthday!
February 5, 2018
To: Caroline, Katie, Alex, Victoria, Megan
I know it’s Monday and everyone’s still hungover from the weekend shenanigans and Super Bowl (seriously, SO fun, thanks to Alex for hosting all of us), but I wanted to get this Saturday’s plan on everyone’s radar!
So as you know, Todd helped me plan a PaRtY BuS this year that will take us on a little something I like to call a “brunch crawl!” I know, I know, I couldn’t be more basic if I tried. Hahahaha.
Tbh, I didn’t want to do just another group dinner where we all just sit around and barely talk to the other people at the other side of the table, so we booked this bomb bus to take us to four different restaurants and wine bars around the city. It’s for 12 total people so everyone can bring their S/O — Megan, I’ll talk to you separately about who you can bring 🙁
Okay, so the schedule looks something like this:
The bus will be parked outside of our apartment so everyone be there right on time. It’s a BYOB sitch so if you want to bring champs, you’re more than welcome to.
We arrive at Bottle & Brown. I figured we’d start with some heavier food so we can all get a base and not be hamskied early af (looking at you Alex! hahahaha). I called ahead to see if they’d do a prix fixe menu but they wouldn’t do anything but set up some tables for us in the back where we can all split some meat and cheese boards before heading to the next spot.
P.S. Todd said he’d put everything on his card and send out Venmos afterward and everyone can pay him directly.
The bus will pick us back up between 12:15 and 12:30 so we just need to be outside waiting. It’s going to take us to this German-style beer garden (don’t worry, ladies, they do bottomless mimos from 10-4 every Saturday) called Braunschweigers where I figure we can let the boys drink beer for a bit.
They don’t do rezzies here but with football being over it should be a lot slower than normal. Todd and John actually know the owner so I bet he will hook us up with some drink specials if we wanted to do something besides beer or champers.
Okay so between 1:45 and 2, they’re going to pick us back up and take us to Cork & Thyme. It was named to Eater’s best new restaurants in the city for this month and honestly it’s what I’m looking forward to the most.
Apparently, the owner also owns a vineyard in Napa and they ship all the wine in directly from there so they do a bunch of wine flights and tastings. Tbh, part of the reason we’re going here is because my parents are throwing us an engagement party here next month (save the date!!) and I wanted to scope the scene.
This will probably be the most expensive place we go to on Saturday but we’ll probably be schwasted when we get there because of the two other places before so maybe we’ll save on drinks. They do brick oven breakfast pizzas on the weekend so prepare. for. carbz. Victoria, I know you just got done doing Whole 30 so this’ll be right up your alley / hopefully doesn’t make you sick.
From their menu, it looks like they have BOMB coffee drinks for anyone who feels tired. I read that they imported their espresso machine from Italy so you know it’s legit.
Honestly, I hope everyone’s just alive at this point. Hahahaha jk jk. Kinda.
For our final stop of #BrunchCrawl2k18 (that’s not actually a sanctioned hashtag but I’m taking suggestions) we’re going to Seaboard Oyster Co. to top it all of with – duh – oysters and champagne. They have a back room with a wine cellar that they keep reserved for big parties so Todd already called ahead. They probs wouldn’t want us in the middle of the restaurant anyway after how we start our day…
This will be the last stop for the bus so we have to 1. make sure we tip the driver before we get off 2. bring all our stuff with us (jackets, bags, etc. etc. and so on), and 3. Ubes if we want to go anywhere else.
LUCKILY, they do happy hour from 4 to 6 every day (including Saturdays) which means we get half off bottles of wine/champagne and $1 oysties. I’m like pretty sure they’re going to lose money on us hahahhaha.
OKAY. If you have any questions, you can just ask me or Todd. Todd should’ve already talked to all the guys about going but it would be #typical if he hasn’t even mentioned it yet.
I’ll probs just be wearing jeans, ankle boots, and the leather jacket I got for Christmas. Super casual and I’ll probably unbutton my jeans halfway through because I’ll be a freaking whale after eating so much.
Whew, sorry I wrote so much! Just wanted to make sure we’re all on the same page ahead of tHe BiG DaY.
Love you, mean it. .