I was out last night doing the festive thing with some friends who were visiting from out of town.  We started the night at La Tapa on 99th Ave between 105th and 106th Streets.  As advertised the paella was stunning and the tapas was outstanding.  We ordered up a few pitchers of sangria which were a great way to start the night.

After leaving there (and leaving behind the little kids who were with the party behind us) we were off to Sherlock Holmes on Rice Howard Way.  I’ve been there a number of times before (okay, fine, the waitress knows what I drink) and on occasion had visited when there was live music.  Last night we were lucky enough to hit some live music by Jimmy Whiffen, who I’m pretty sure was one of the performers I had seen there before.  I have to say, Jimmy can do justice to almost any kind of music.  Last night he sang one of the greatest renditions of Waltzing Matilda that I’ve ever heard.  I’m certainly going to be watching to see when he’s playing there again.

On a side note, others, who I’m sure wish to remain anonymous, were out being festive too.  It’s just too bad that they insist on calling all pissed up at 2am.  I suppose you just have to learn to do nothing more than screw with their drunken minds at that point.


I’m the Igloo Coder and won’t you go a waltzing with me?