Helping Will Ross with his Dirt Remedy races has its perks. First and foremost for me, I get to hang out with the guys. The other benefit is that Will keeps me well-fed in the form of Pei Wei gift cards. Other than the fact that the fortune cookie messages are quirky, completely lacking any insight into my future, I like the food so I would eat there anyway, with or without the gift cards.
After a horrible day at work, there are few things better than going to have my hair colored, cut and styled by my friend, Laura Wyrtzen. Like most days, this particular Tuesday I forgot to eat. While I wasn’t feeling particularly social, I wasn’t ready to go straight home to bed because my hair looked fabulous – plus, I was a little hungry. That’s when, close to 9pm, I opted to make my way over to Brodie Oaks Pei Wei because it was close to the salon and on my way home. With gift cards in-hand, this choice a no-brainer. Having much of the day’s affairs to sort out in my mind, I had little desire for company over dinner. So, I went alone.
Here’s my advice ladies: eat here and go late. There is something about this zip code; a lot of guys must live around here. I was the only girl in line. Somehow my request for a “to go” order, even though I was going to eat it in the restaurant, really flustered the cashier. In this case it was okay because, when I was in the back getting my ice water, it gave the cute, single guy behind me a reason to strike up a conversation with me. At a table all by myself, I ate my beef with noodles and noticed there were tons of guys at this location. There were a handful sitting at tables by themselves having dinner. Waiting for their take-out orders, solo guys lined the wall. On any other night, my new hair-do would have energized me to socialize at a place like this. This is a terrific Hot Spot and it’s Pei Wei after all, where few people can resist the lettuce wraps. Ladies, definitely put this on your list of eateries.