In mid-July, I invited several friends to join me for dinner at Ernie's. Being from out of town, I asked around for recommendations on where to dine in the area here, and heard Ernie's was special. I was immediately impressed with the atmosphere, very warm and inviting with perfect music. The hostess, Angie, was also our waitress, and she proved to be a stellar and friendly guide through the extensive and innovative menu. After much discussion and meditation, I chose the Lamb Shank Osso Bucco. It was off the charts delicious ... tender, succulent, and flavorful. For appetizers, we had a variety of stuffed savory pastries and stuffed cabbage leaves. The staff even allowed us to sample a few other delicious dishes to help our decision-making. Sadly, my poor Greek-language skills caused me to constantly mis-pronounce some of the dishes, but Angie and the waitstaff kept me on-target. For dessert, I had the most amazing pastry, stuffed with a creamy, citrus-flavored confection that perfectly complimented the pastry. The young gentleman who showed us the dessert cart was very patient and descriptive, and again, we were allowed to sample some of the wonderful selections. The atmosphere and setting were perfect for lingering leisurely over the meal, with a lot of laughter and lively discussion among friends. A great evening in every way!