•Restaurant publicist Sheila Shapiro hosted a sumptuous bris for her newborn son, Ian Howard Shapiro, at the Chabad House in Coconut Grove. The crowd was a slightly odd mix of her and business partner Terry Zarikian's A-list clients (including Cindy Hutson and Delius Shirley of Ortanique on the Mile) and Orthodox temple members, most of whom bee-lined to the open, top-label bar for a sip-sip after the snip-snip. Barton G Catering supplied a feast of smoked fish, salads, and pastas so delectable it almost makes me want to try for a boy so I can hire the company, too. Then again, maybe I'll throw a party just for the heck of it. Compare nine months of morning sickness to a one-day hangover and there's really no contest.
Kvetch: I pulled up to the drive-thru at the McDonald's on US1 and 27th Avenue. Before you go jumping to any conclusions, I was only getting a large coffee to counteract the sleepies I got from the wine I drank with lunch. The total came to 95 cents, so I handed the teen a five-dollar bill. She looked at me agape. "Don't you have anything smaller than this?" she asked incredulously. "I'm sorry, I don't have a dollar," I replied. "You're lucky I didn't give you a twenty." "Thanks for nothing," she snapped back before giving me my change. Hullo? Don't we live in the same world of ATM's and bills bigger than a buck? But her attitude wasn't the last insult -- turns out the coffee hadn't been brewed yet, and I had to park the car and head inside for a cuppa. So much for the convenience of drive-thrus.
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