28. Tipsy Timeout

Bryan and Lena made dinner reservations for the two of them at A Tavola for Lena’s birthday. She loved the handmade ravioli. From there, the plan was to go to Bar Deville afterward and celebrate along with Werner for making his kickstarter goal within two days. Burton wouldn’t be joining because he had plans to…

23. Kitchen Scraps

The only appropriate way I could think of to try to forget about Burton was to go out with someone else. I called Eamon. I had been dodging his emails and texts, but now was the time to go out with him. He happened to be free for the afternoon so we made plans to…

8. Heroic Hummus

I fantasized about sharing my epic pulled pork with the handsome man as I finished ringing him up. “Your total is $129.85,” I said. He handed me his card to swipe. Desperate to invite him to try my pork, but lacking the courage, I handed him a pen and his receipt to sign. For a…

4. Disappointing Desserts

I picked up my ringing cell phone. It was Lena. “Hi, Lena.” “Hi! We’re out front!” “OK! I’ll be down in two seconds.” I got in the back of her car and sat next to her three-year-old son, Ford. “Hi, Ford!” I greeted him. “That’s an awesome hat. Are you ready to eat some pie?”…