There are a lot of sagittarians in my life, so this time of year is dotted with birthday gatherings and celebrations. Last week while I was in New Jersey, I met up with my friend Liz, who was born exactly one week before me, and her hilarious roommates for dinner at a restaurant called Cafe Amici.

Liz and I met in the seventh grade, when we were lab partners. We’ve been friends ever since—I love her no-nonsense approach to life and get a kick out of her nursing horror stories. I’m embarrassed to admit this is the only picture I have of us. I think it’s from some Hawaiian Troubador-themed 8th grade graduation party I don’t remember at all, as I had just gotten my wisdom teeth out and was barely getting by thanks to pain killers. 14 was not a good year for the roses.

There's me & Liz, on the left

We don’t catch up as much as we’d like, but it was fun to meet up in the motherland for a change over good food. After much debate, I ordered a filet of sole special which came with potato ravioli and spinach, plus salad to start. 

It was awesome. I’ll have to remember this place next time I’m in the area and looking for something a step or two above a diner. It was great to catch up with the girls and celebrate Liz’s 26th birthday with a ton of laughs and good food.

When you go visit your family, are there any restaurants you like to go to? 

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