Carroll Gardens evening

Dinner with good friends at Whim on DeGraw Street:
Grilled Georgia peach and Vidalia onion salad, heirloom tomato salad, belon oysters, fried dragon fish with mashed potatoes, mussels with garlic and red pepper, sangria.
Dessert at Sweet Melissa’s, a truly impressive little gem: almond cookies, linzer tarts, ginger fig custard tart, chocolate graham crackers-this shop carried about 20 things I would like to be able top bake. Melissa Murphy Hagenbart is quite the baker!
At the end of the evening, walking back to the car, ran into an old friend I hadn’t seen for 10 years. I’d been looking for her on the web (would normal people check the white pages, first?) and couldn’t get any current data. Turns out she’s quit writing and gotten a masters in divinity!
We will reunite next week.