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Brio!

The restaurant chain Brio recently opened here in Annapolis, and I guess the hype over it hasn’t died down yet.  Or perhaps the long list of happy hour ‘Tuscan Tasters’ for $2.95 has something to do with it.  Last night I met two of my favorite people there, and arrived to find every seat in the bar and patio taken.  While weaving between tables in hopes something would open up, a man in a smart red sweater approached us.

“What the hell is going on here?” he joked of our hunt before rushing off to find us somewhere to sit.  It turns out he – I’m pretty sure his name is Dave – works there and for some reason, sympathized with our wait.  Next thing you know, we were perched on three enormous leather armchairs in Brio’s lobby area with a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and appetizers galore.  It was a wonderful evening, complete with savory Italian food (the spicy shrimp and eggplant was amaaaaazing – who would have thought?) and true VIP treatment.  Thank you Dave in the red sweater!

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