We met Steven & Thad, Joe P, and Michael & Nathan for dinner at 8:30 at Dos Locos. (I enjoyed a delicious blood orange margarita with my dinner, by the way.) We had fun talking, laughing, eating, and drinking as expected. But then, the owners of the restaurant, Joe & Daryl, began passing out hats and noise makers and encouraging everyone to ring in the new year with them. It was 10:30 and I wasn't at all sure our group would agree to stay.
Surprisingly everyone at our table sort of mutually agreed to stay, so we ordered another round of drinks and "practiced" with the blowers and hand-held noise makers.
|Michael & Nathan|
|Joe P & Spouse|
|Our festive table|
|Thad & Steven|
|Me & Spouse|
Shortly before midnight a large screen was lowered at one end of the dining room onto which a TV feed was projected so we could watch the countdown in Times Square. Then the servers passed out champagne (in real glass flutes) in preparation for the big moment. At midnight we all shouted "HAPPY NEW YEAR", kissed the person closest to us and drank our champagne.
Although it was completely unplanned, we had a really fun New Years Eve at Dos Locos!