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“Fish” in the East Village

Last Wednesday, Julia and Roger, dear friends that they are, drove into Manhattan after their workday was over to take us to dinner at a restaurant of our choice. We thought they might be intrigued if we introduced them to our favourite fish restaurant in the Village: “Fish” on Bleeker street, where you can see your oysters being freshly shucked in the window! We all dined on Lobster, oysters, mussels and octopus salad!

After a glass of wine on the balcony, we set off on the “Q” line and changed to the “F” line for a fifteen minute ride to Washington Square, where I managed to forget where the elevator was!
I led them up and down the platform several times before we escaped in the urine-perfumed lift. But, once on the surface, all was forgiven; the East village was alive and well–shops, bars and even the pizza place was bustling. I had a sinking feeling that we would have to wait for a table but, no, when we arrived at “Fish” a vacant table for four was strategically located in the window (not the one where the oysters are shucked).

Julia and Christine

 

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High-tech selfie–Roger has the longest arm!

 

Christine and I join the toast . . .

 

“–the time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things: of shoes – and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and kings – and why the sea is boiling hot- and whether pigs have wings . . . .
Unlike the Walrus’s friends, our oysters came with a complimentary glass of wine!

 

Returning sated on the “Q” line

 

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Roger  and Julia, thank you for a joyous evening!

 

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One Response

  1. Thanks for sharing… even the lift 😄 Nereida

    On Fri, Jul 27, 2018, 2:03 PM Thompson’s Travels wrote:

    > Ben Thompson posted: “Last Wednesday, Julia and Roger, dear friends that > they are, drove into Manhattan after their workday was over to take us to > dinner at a restaurant of our choice. We thought they might be intrigued if > we introduced them to our favourite fish restaurant in” >

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