Joe's Surprise Birthday

Big Night at Joe's Basement (Buca di Beppo)

June 22, 2003

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Gwen surprises Joe with a party Jamie and Marie come in from UCSB for the weekend Boys are ready to eat - sitting among the Italian Popes Auntie Lois down from Oceanside
Our waiter (and our Pope) Gail, Rayna, and Vinnie arrive but (boo!) Steve has a touch of the flu Good Meal! Joe seated under the Pope.
What a tremendous room - reserved two months in advance Circular, enclosed, with Italian Popes everywhere Through one of the windows Marie is all smiles
Family style - big dishes in the middle And everyone helps themselves Looking pretty Ummm, the Chianti is good!
The view above and the menu. Vatican Flags A special birthday surprise
For Gail and Gwen and Joe Gwen takes her turn at the candles Most appropriate restaurant We'll be back!