I met a friend at The Nomad Bar in NYC to take him out for burgers and manhattans on his birthday. While I’m not one to drop special occasion hints, I thought it might give me some leverage to sit at a table sooner at this walk-in only spot. So I told the hostess we were celebrating while I waited for my guest to arrive. We had cocktails at the bar and the table was ready in moments. When ordering, I made a joke about having bourbon and red meat all night (we ordered burgers and tartare). Between courses, she brought us two beef hot dogs - “These are my favorite and I wanted to complete your ‘man-meal’. Happy Birthday.” SO much better than the generic dessert. Simple, thoughtful, personal - it was the perfect addition to the meal.