Saturday was Val’s birthday so we went to eno park to hike as the birthday boy wished, after we picked up astoria who was also visiting. it was quite an adventure, as I went with a courageous bunch who liked to cross rivers that had slippery rocks as guiding steps. Here’s astoria in triumphant ecstasy having conquered her fears.
We were super hungry after the hike and went to an awesome turkish restaurant recommended by my professor called Tallulas in Chapel Hill. We got a Mezzes dish which are appetizers, the sebezeli manti which were steamed dumplings in a yogurt sauce, so good! And really good bread basket with sesame and a butter glaze. For the main courses, we got the Iskender, which is a Doner Kebab (sliced leg of lamb) with pickled red cabbage and fish. I just say fish because I completely forget what the name of this dish is and it was a special, which makes it extra tricky to look up. For drinks, my favorite was the ginger cocktail, which could have been a meal in itself!
Then we went to the arts center in chapel hill for Playslam!, which was fifteen short plays that were practiced that day and the audience voted on the best one. It was so much fun to be in a theater among local playwrights and actors. When we got home we were too exhausted to do anything but sleep, a nine hour nap was the perfect way to finish off the day.
Happy birthday Val!