I had another great Saturday night close to home thanks to excellent friends and family and some outstanding local businesses.
Spent the day showing houses, having a fun time with an excellent client. Saw some cute homes and discovered a couple of nice areas neither of us had seen before. A good, fun day deserves a good, fun night, and Ashley and I had plans to make it happen.
We started at one of our favorite local restaurants, Kung Foo Noodle in Birkdale. The food there is always wonderful. Tommy, the owner, makes dining there a special event. We always leave feeling happier, not only because we get a delicious meal at a super value, but because Tommy fills our spirits too. He’s a true joy to be around. He’s also an incredible role model for anyone in business. Honestly, I endeavor to be as giving and joyous as him in my dealings with people.
Exceptional Singapore noodles and house special Si Fu fried rice devoured — as well as the extra-special mango/crab/sesame sushi roll — we set out for part two of the special night.
Bayne Brewing, one of our fantastic local breweries (and one of my favorite breweries anywhere) was hosting a comedy/improv night again. Last time we saw Now Are The Foxes there it was hilarious! This time around the Off The Cuff group from Charlotte was prepared to make everyone laugh.
Knowing it was likely to fill up, we got to Bayne a bit early. Gave us plenty of time to savor some of their Koko coffee porters (yum!) before having to spray any from laughing too hard.
Tell you what, Chris Bayne is another impressive local businessman. A super nice guy with some of the smartest marketing ideas around. Like Tommy at Kung Foo, he’s also extremely generous and just good to spend time with.
The improv show more than lived up to expectations. I think catching improv at a beer room is set up to be more fun than in most theaters. The performers were all on point, and the room stayed filled with laughter. Some of the folks who performed last night will also be with Now Are The Foxes during their shows this upcoming weekend. Highly recommended for a relatively low-cost night out and lots of fun.