For the last night of Patricia’s visit we went to the new Wildwood Kitchen and Bar restaurant in the nearby Pavilions Shopping Center. The temperature was about 78 degrees tonight which would have been perfect for eating in their beautiful huge outdoor patio, but the patio is now open only for drinks. There will be outside eating in a couple of weeks. Ceramicist Ruth Rippon’s 2 matronly ladies, the Lollies, adjoin the patio.
The restaurant is the newest venture for the Haines brothers who also own 33rd St Bistro and Riverside Club plus other Bistro 33s. We were definitely not the target demographic. The place was filled with young people and was very noisy. … difficult for 3 hard of hearing people and Erin’s words were coming out as word salad.
Erin had sweet corn agnolotti. I had fried green tomatoes. The tomatoes were hot and delicious, but they were garnished with cold crab and cold corn. I would have preferred the whole dish to be hot. Patricia had hummus and freshly made Naan bread, and Clark a hamburger and fries. Afterwards, we went to What’s the Scoop to bring home Gunther’s ice cream.
Today also was opening day at our new bridge club which has been under construction for over 10 months in the building next to our temporary quarters. There were a record 28 1/2 tables. As the welcomer said, it involved a lot of time, treasure, and talent. There was a very festive mood.