See-and-be-seenery leads to meetup with author Alexs Pate
June 10, 2006 - 22:55.
I have mentioned before that I’m a member of a Ladies’ Dining Club that meets for dining and debauchery at a different see-and-be-seen spot every month. In May it was 20.21, the Wolfgang Puck restaurant at the tippy-top of Walker Art Center’s stainless steel cube-a-zoid. Guess who we seen? I mean saw! (We were all a bit flustered.) Alexs Pate, who wrote novels that several among our group count as their favorites! (Among them, Amistad, Finding Makeba, and most recently Losing Absalom…sound familiar?)
Mr. Pate was quite patient when, after dessert, we stopped whispering, giggling and gesturing in his direction and invited him into our midst for a photo. He…er…I mean, the whole evening, from the food to the fumbling around for a camera with working batteries…was delicious! Hint: Get the butterfish. No one but 20.21 serves it!
As for the see-and-be-seenability of our previous haunts, check it out:
Next up, we’ll be enlivening the patio at one of St. Paul’s premier see-and-be-seenspots, especially in summertime: W. A. Frost.
Note to All Good Men: Most of the 12 to 18 women who show up for these little soirées are single, age 30 to 40-something, and looking. For whom are we looking? “List men,” of course. And if you aren’t sure you can be one of those, back off, buster! Or go out and buy yourself a copy of The List, now being studied and adhered to by the woman of your dreams. Just do everything right (i.e. be yourself), be sincere about it, and we’re…I mean, she’s…yours!