I really didn't feel like leaving the apartment today. So, I didn't. I got to Skype and Google video with my friends Kate and Andi, so all was not lost! Alastair and I also watched several episodes of the most current season of Entourage.
While my cold has made me incredibly lazy, I still had the energy to go out with some friends for dinner last night. I went to the Astor Hotel with Al and his work friends Shona, Kossal, and Andrew, Kossal's husband Rob and Andrew's girlfriend Shannon. The Astor is a great pub (we don't call them 'bars' here) in the southeastern part of the city. It's not actually a hotel where people stay overnight; that's just what pubs are often called here.
I ordered a delicious vegetarian stir fry. It's not something you will usually find on a pub menu, so I was pleasantly surprised.
I got a sticky date pudding with the chocolate, cream and strawberries. I loved the melted chocolate with the strawberries, but I wasn't crazy about the actual cake. It wasn't anything special. I should have ordered the fondue or the waffle!