I met my pal, Franca, for supper tonight at Jack Astor's (Front/University).
Franca and I have been friends since the mid-1990s ... we met when we worked for the same company (she's still there).
She was waiting for me at a table on the patio when I got there. Sweet! The patio was a popular spot as there was a Blue Jays' game around the corner this evening.
I ordered a gin/Sprite and Franca ordered a fun drink with raspberries ...
Franca ordered The Opa! pizza (New York style pizza sauce with olive oil and fresh basil, Feta and cheese, roasted red peppers, Kalamata olives, semi-sun-dried tomatoes and roasted red onions).
I ordered my usual Chicken Parmigiana (Fresh chicken breast, lightly breaded and topped with smoked Mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce. Served with bowtie pasta, tossed in a creamy cheese sauce).
It was good ... the pasta spicier than usual!
Andrew, our server, took good care of us.
We were there for about 3.5 hours yakkin' and catchin' up ... we hadn't seen each other since the end of March.
And here we are as we were leaving ... aren't we cute :)
Update: See the woman on the left behind Franca? She and two friends were being interviewed while we were there but we didn't know why. It turns out it was for The National about dating and SmartPhones. You can see Franca and I in the background at the 5:25 mark.