At Spotlight Live last night with sorority sisters and friends celebrating two birthdays.
Spotlight Live showcases the vocal skills of local talent and tourists or enlivens dull and bad karaoke acts on the main stage while the audience enjoy items from a moderately priced menu and a variety of adult beverages at digitally interactive tables. Guests can sign up for songs, view playback of the evening's performances and rate each act on individual touchscreens. The waitstaff double as back-up singers and dancers and know virtually every dance routine from Britney's "Hit Me, Baby, One More Time" to Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back."
Below my sorority sister's husband Amos sings "Bye, Bye, Bye" while the back-up dancers perform 'N Sync's entire dance routine.
Afterward I joined a friend for sushi at his favorite spot Sushi Seki. He's a chef at one of New York's top restaurants so he knows good sushi. I'm basically the girl that someone like him - an expert foodie - rolls his eyes at when I order a California Roll. Ever seen that credit card commercial, where it mentions "food that was swimming this morning ... or still is" ... there is live shrimp on the menu, which is exactly what it sounds like. They're alive until just seconds before you eat them, which was a foreign idea to someone like me - whose idea of cooking is Spaghetti-Os over the stove instead of in the microwave.