Dinner parties are much more delicious at 28 than they were at 25. Pizzas and cold cuts from the deli aisle have been replaced with home cooked dishes presented on beautiful porcelain ware; goodbye styrofoam and pint glasses from local breweries. Dinner at Gordon and Qiao’s always involves a bounty of delicious Chinese food, but never anything to help with. Qiao does it all on her own and is the most gracious host. After dinner, she prepares tea in an assortment of delicate cups that she’s picked up over many years and travels. After a night of food and laughs, we head home by nine just in time for a Netflix movie before bed. 28 is great.