Happy Black Friday, Washington


I hope you all had a happy Turkey (or Tofurkey for some of us) day yesterday and did as much or little shopping as you liked today. I personally limited myself to picking up the Orange Box at Best Buy for $25, half off, but my darling girlfriend and both our mothers spent a little more time with World Market and other places.

So what does that have to do with DC, you ask? Well, nothing. However we celebrated my dearest’s dad’s birthday at Bebo Trattoria, Roberto Gallo Donna’s restaurant. It was the first visit for our families, so we told them about how much we enjoyed the food but that Signore Gallo Donna’s business management was sometimes a little…. lacking. Case in point – the crack is still there. Additionally, we told them, the service sometimes leaves a little to be desired.

Well, if our waiter – who was quite good – heard this and took it as a challenge, he also overheard the mention of someone’s birthday. Because when the end of the meal came about, he showed up with a tiramisu with a candle in it and sang. Which resulted in a lot of looking around the table at each other wondering “who asked for this?” As it turns out – nobody. It was entirely an impromptu observation and gesture from our server.

So, kudos to you, Mr Attentive, and you, Chef Gallo Donna, for employing him. I’m still worried you’re going down the black-duct-tape-on-the-door path that haunted Gallileo, but maybe you’re turning around the service quality so it more closely matches the delicious offerings.

None of which looked as horrific as the above picture I took of Mr Hanky the Thanksgiving Poo-urkey Cake I saw at Giant on Wednesday. *shiver*

Thanks for the correction Tom. There’s a lesson, kids – never post when sleepy!

2 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2007 @ 11:43 pm

    It’s Roberto Donna that owns and runs Bebo Trattoria and the currently on-hiatus Galileo.


  2. don (unregistered) on November 24th, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

    and I know that. I should know better than to post late when I am half asleep.



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