That said, they finally reluctantly took our orders (after Lisa and Angela gave them what for), and brought out lackluster entrees. Maybe the cooking staff was also bothered by our presence in their otherwise quiet establishment.
Unfortunately, our group’s members were the only presences present that night. The only ghost stories of note to report, were the ones told at the table.
On the plus side, GHOULA co-founder, Richard Carradine, was shocked when everyone erupted into a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday,” as a blase waiter brought out a platter of “Blood Red Velvet” cupcakes (with lit candles) and a large decorative skull in the center to his seat. He was so not-expecting-it, that he was even singing along, trying to figure out whose birthday it was that night. (Mr. Carradine’s birthday was actually the following week) It was a nice, and appreciated, surprise. It just goes to show you, you never know what to expect at “Spirits with Sprits.”