|The bathroom at The Old Pink|
"Alright, enough is enough. Let's make a little bet. If he comes out as homosexual before 2021, ten years exactly from today, then you owe me dinner and drinks. If he remains in the closet, uh, I mean, if he is not gay, then I owe you. Deal?"
Long story short - she accepted the deal and ended up owing me dinner. While I suppose it's not nice to bet on a persons sexual orientation, one must also consider that a recession is a recession, and eating out is expensive. And eating out is gross, but I digress.
I arrived to Buffalo from Los Angeles a few days ago for a holiday visit and already, it has been an awesome time with family and friends. When I met up with Ally, she said, "Ok, name the restaurant and let's go! Tonight is on me; wherever you wanna go and whatever you wanna do."
When I told her The Old Pink, an Allentown neighborhood dive bar that serves the best steak sandwiches that I have ever tasted, she was a little taken aback, but stepped on the gas and said, "let's roll girl."
We went, had a blast, enjoyed the music, talked with the laid-back staff and other bar dwellers, and discussed what a lot of people were missing out on by never going to a dive bar. In college - or more specifically, my time spent in Los Angeles - many individuals would raise their nose at so-called "trashy dive bars," which in my opinion, is where I have met many interesting, intelligent, and outgoing people over the years.
I've always believed that if people think they are better than certain places or cities, than one is usually better off not getting to know them. While forming new friendships in Buffalo while a student at Canisius, I always knew what relationships would last and which would not the moment they walked through the door of The Old Pink.
|"Ally, I deleted this number and think|
he's an old fuck buddy. Oh well, let's get
So -- grab a flannel, drink some cheap vodka, call your friends, and head out for an awesome night with some cool people. Also, make sure to read my review of The Old Pink Steak Sandwich that I wrote in college and learn a bit more about Dugs Dive.