Ryan and I were chatting last night and decided that we should go out when I came to pick him up downtown. So before I left, I dressed up a little and put on my black wrap dress – which is fitting better and better! – and a little makeup and headed downtown.
I parked the car and we walked down Congress to the Elephant Room, which is a jazz bar in a basement of sorts. It’s a nice, dark, cave-like atmosphere… and nobody was smoking. Ryan scored a table near the stage, where we got to see the Mark Devine Quartet with Kiki Balla.
We ordered a couple of drinks, and I got my favorite cocktail – a Manhattan:
I just think that’s a good-looking drink! We had a great time listening to the music and stayed until the band finished playing close to 2am, then walked back up Congress to my car.
Ryan had a case of late-night munchies, so we went to Kerbey Lane Cafe on Guadalupe, close to UT. I felt old with all the loud music and college kids, but it was good people-watching, and the food was tasty.
I’ll post a few more photos over at my tumblr blog!