The family was otherwise ocuppied, so my pal and I went to check out open mike at Starving Artists Bistro, where they have a dog-friendly patio. We both had chicken, and the music was good. His was a plain grilled breast, and mine cilantro lime.
The only weird part was one guy started playing his guitar for his friends on the patio while two women were taking their turn performing inside. I liked what they were playing, but his acoustic Zepplin/Neil Young medley one table away interfered with my enjoyment. No one seemed disturbed, but I thought it was pretty rude to the performers. Nonetheless, it was a good night.