Tomorrow is my 35th birthday and tonight we celebrated by going to Giovanni’s on the Hill. This has to be one of the best restaurants we’ve ever come across. People should fly to St. Louis just to eat there. Oprah made it famous after a missed flight to Chicago stranded her overnight and she found herself wanting Italian food. She liked the pasta so much that she invited Giovanni Gabriele on her show. We had Ecuadorian shrimp, salmon pasta, veal, and salads. The only downside: my course was named after Ronald Reagan. But they also had pictures on the wall of Al Gore and Dick Gephardt. So there was a bi-partisan feel to the place.