Our next stop was beautiful Highland Park, NJ. Here we met up for lunch with Alicia's library school friend, Jess. I'd never met Jess before and I also hadn't ever been to a restaurant, so I tried to be on my best behavior. We met up at Pithari Taverna, a restaurant specializing in Greek cuisine. They have a nice outdoor seating area that welcomes dogs and a great menu, so the choice was easy. After exchanging pleasantries, I spent a few minutes sniffing around our table area to get the lay of the land.
|Jess already loves and adores me. And we just met.|
|I know the olive pit is over here somewhere.|
|Dreaming of eating olives.|
After Jess and Alicia finished eating, Alicia went to use the restroom and gave Jess the instruction to use the camera if I did anything cute. Here's what she got:
|Fairly cute, but kinda squinty and pant-y.|
|I moved after she zoomed in. I like to do that.|
All in all it was a great lunch. It would have been better if I'd been invited to dine as well, but I'll take what I can get. The best part about it, though, was the compliments I received/overheard from the wait staff and other customers (guess they didn't catch the umbrella incident). Someone definitely said "What a well-behaved dog!" and one guy kept checking me out and giving me googly eyes throughout the meal.
I can be a very good girl when I want people to love and adore me. I can also eat napkins off the counter, but that's a story for another time.