a view from the top

Tonight, the man and I had the pleasure of journeying to the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place and enjoying Happy Hour at R2L.

We had been meaning to go … and meaning to go … After all, one of our friends began managing there in January (quick math means we’ve been ‘meaning’ to go for approximately 10 months … pathetic on our part in regards to follow through).

R2L Gallery Image

The above pic is copied from R2L’s website ~ I wanted to get a nighttime view, but unfortunately, my technical skills are not that high-tech. ¬†ūüôĀ

We noshed on an assortment of delicious treats, including potato skins stuffed with aged cheddar, bacon and scallions, grilled truffled flatbread, sliders with cheddar and bacon (is there any other way?) and seriously scrumptious shrimp cocktail.

My favorite part ~ well, one of them (why narrow it down to a solitary one?) was the gorgeous view across the city of Philadelphia.  Including a private event room with a view of City Hall.  Wow.  Why did we wait so long to check it out?

We also enjoyed some really nice wine ~ for the lady, Fleur de California Chardonnay (North Coast, California, 2008) ~ for the man, Ridge Zinfandel (York Creek California 2007).

As a side note, isn’t it hilarious when you get to the point in life when you legitimately have to get out your calendar to schedule time with friends? ¬†Oy. ¬†Seriously. ¬† But … it’s scheduled! ¬†I love it when a plan comes together. ¬†(Name that movie!).