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My Three Favorite Guys

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on July 28, 2008 - 6:25pm

J-Man #1: My fiance.
J-Man #2: Josh Groban. He got bumped up when I realized I'd seen him more often in a year than...
J-Man #3: Three years above me in high school, we started emailing when he started college and never fell out of touch.
Busy schedules have kept us apart to a point where I can go to three concerts in a year and only see him once, but that's going to change this year. J-Man #3 is such an important part of my life that I asked him to be in my wedding party.
He came to visit this weekend because of a wedding party brunch on Sunday. After settling in over drinks, J-Man #1, J-Man #3 and I went into New York for dinner. While my fiance and I spent our college years in the city, it was my friend's first time experiencing it the way we did - eating out at small, nice, out-of-the-way restaurants, taking the subway, walking all over the place. He loved every minute of it, and I loved spending time with him.
After getting home, all of us "aww-ing" over Lil and getting ready for bed, I put "Awake" on my iPod. That song felt especially appropriate on that Saturday, and it was my way of having all three of my favorite guys with me in one day.

And just as Shirley told us where NOT to go if we're ever in her area, I'll tell you where TO visit if you're in New York:
- Hundred Acres, a restaurant operated by the geniuses behind The Five Points (my favorite, but that's a story for another day). I can say equally good things about the drinks - especially the Berry Crush made with vodka and berry puree - and the food, all of which is made with the freshest, tastiest ingredients. However, I didn't think the desserts were very imaginative. That's why we went to...
- Vosges Haut Chocolat, a chocolatrie in Soho. They're known for their creative truffles made of things that you wouldn't think would go together (chocolate, cinnamon and chili pepper; white chocolate and olives; chocolate and BACON) but still taste great, and have expanded into drinks and ice creams. My ice cream was the chocolate, cinnamon and chili pepper variety, and J-Man #1 got a drink in the same flavor. J-Man #3's ice cream flavor was a combination of coconut, curry powder and sweet cream. Everybody loved it.

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