Hey, Phil,

Just wanted to update you on dinner with my mom last weekend.  We went to Amore Victoria, an Italian place which didn’t turn out to be half-bad!  I had a crab, potato, and “cheese” stuffed Salmon which came with some delightfully striped ravioli and a few asparagus.  It was creamy but actually really good.  I also had some kind of mango-custard tart thingy for dessert.  The Linguini Cappe Sante turned out to be not so great, but in general I’d say our service and most of the food was much better than I was expecting. 

My father got my mother a fancy necklace (the packaging of which was so dee-luxe that I thought it was some sort of snakeskin handpurse, which seemed like a poorly-chosen gift) so we bought dinner as our “gift” (plus a silly card).  My mother had brought a $10 gift card for the place with her so we ended up buying her a discount birthday dinner, in truly childlike fashion (what is this, Mother’s Day?).  Oh, well.

Nice chattin’ with ya!  My mom says “hi!”