Well, we are at least trying to reform our ways. At first, it was easy in a new city, but a few months later we have already settled into some familiar routines. One of the first restaurants on our someday(-in-NYC!) list was Bono Trattoria, a cute Italian place right down the street from our apartment. It looks inviting and well frequented, but never so much that there would be a long wait. The menu is well curated and reasonably priced. But unfortunately for Bono, it happens to also be just a couple blocks from our favorite bar… it was doomed!
After passing it over a few times, we called ourselves out. “We always do this – let’s just GO!” Call us reformed. The last bit of convincing we needed was arctic January temps. We figured pasta was the only thing that could warm us up at that point. I tried the linguini del sud – spicy sausage, linguini and shrimp in tomato sauce – and was instantly sold. Why had we waited so long?! Cory was just as happy with his dish and our dinner at Bono turned out to be an A+ little date night. In the end, trying something new together is what makes dating so much fun… when you can convince yourself to do it.