On the last night of his Fabulous Dream Vacation In the American Southwest Jae decided to enter a poker tournament — finished in the money, second place.  Oh, those New Year’s collard greens — still working their magic.

We hit the Peppermill afterwards for some belated birthday cake — massive servings of strawberry shortcake — then made a visit to the Jinya Ramen Bar to close out the evening with some reliably delicious Japanese food and draft Sapporo.  Living like kings . . .