What do you call it when you have a birthday party and the guest of honor only knows 5 of the 14 guests?
One heckuva good time!
On Sunday night I attended a surprise birthday party at the Gypsy Café on the Southside. The café is very nice, somewhat eclectic, and serves some very good appetizers. The staff was attentive and responsive. The prices are a little on the high side for Pittsburgh, but as time goes on and Pittsburgh begins to get more like New York and LA (It IS happening, just really really slowly) the prices will be seen as reasonable. You can find them on the web here.
The party itself was pulled together by my friend Viviana. She’s originally from Rome and is a master networker. She had to be, moving to a foreign country and getting involved in as many activities as she could. Viviana knows people from many different places. She’s a great example of Keith Ferrazzi’s Never Eat Alone in action.
It was entertaining and fun, as the pics below show. Special thanks to Alan, who took most of the pics.