Walking the line between nerd and cool.

An Added Touch

Paige, a college friend of ours, was in town visiting her sister Nicole, who serves as the DCE at St. John’s in Orchard Park.  We got together last night for dinner down there.  We ended up at Ilio DiPaolo’s for some great Italian food.  I had the Seafood Chipotle after Jaime jokingly suggested it because I like Chipotle burritos.  It was a mix of scallops, shrimp, crab, green onion and mushrooms over linguini with a white clam sauce.  Seriously, it could have been the best Italian food I’ve ever had.

We hung around for a while in the outdoor courtyard where we ate after dinner catching up on life.  While we were chatting, one of the DiPaolo’s came up and started talking with us, telling us about how the courtyard was modeled after the street his father grew up on in Italy, with the walls painted to match the view from where we were sitting.  He ended up giving us some Limoncello for free.  Way too strong for my tastes, but very cool nonetheless.

I probably would have been willing to go back for dinner again without the freebie at the end, but that sealed the deal.  Sometimes it’s that added touch, above what you expect, that gets you to come back for more.  What’s the “added touch” at First Trinity that people aren’t expecting to receive but do when they visit us?

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5 responses

  1. chuckwhited

    Well said. Very cool. Sounds like a fun evening. The added touch is the same y’all experienced – it is that personal touch.

    September 26, 2008 at 2:49 pm

  2. Kathy

    I think the added touch is Pastor’s jokes – he is a funny guy!

    September 26, 2008 at 7:16 pm

  3. Darcy F

    Not just Pastor – I think FT has a gift of laughter. We can laugh at ourselves and have a fresh view of life. It is a JOY to fellowship with others who love to laugh!

    September 26, 2008 at 11:05 pm

  4. sweetsoup

    I think the special touch is authenticity–we are real people. I think that is sometimes surprising in a church.

    September 27, 2008 at 9:23 am

  5. Jaime

    Maybe we should start giving out little glasses of Limoncello after each service.

    And maybe not. 🙂

    September 28, 2008 at 6:51 pm

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