In celebrating the weekend, Gay Pride, and my impending new job function next week, I was lucky enough to spend some quality time with friends for a nice, little, pre-parade get-together. After mulling over several options, we settled on a place that was conveniently located in de Baarsjes, well-placed for the gay, possibly arduous, tasks ahead. The name of the restaurant was Bar Spek, translated into English it meant Bacon Bar, and it sounded rather promising. We arrived with 15 minutes to spare and got to sit by a quiet table inside while everyone else enjoyed some sun action al fresco – and had a nice look around the airy, easy-going, upwardly mobile environs. Once my friends came, and after we ordered, the verdict was clear. Looks like I know where to bring friends for brunch now.