Whereabouts, outtakes, and intakes. 

Dinner on Shelter Island

Occasions, like birthdays, are ubiquitous and reoccurring, but something about this dinner was an absolute rare alignment of stars, shining down on the courtyard table at Vine Street Cafe, to celebrate my brother’s 30th. The window of sunshine after a mostly rainy day, the gathering of close friends from far away places, the exceptional dishes and plentiful quantity of wine, and then the fireworks to end the evening, albeit not pictured here, culminated in a joyous celebration. What is pictured here, however, is the almost accurate vibe I was able to capture between bites. 

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