Carol and I were just out wandering around downtown New Bedford for AHA! Night. We stopped in at Cafe Arpeggio to check out the open mic, and then headed down to Freestone’s City Grill for dinner and a drink.

Scene at Arpeggio: the scruffy fuzzy crowd (we even saw a scruffy Mohawk), mostly young but with some gray fuzzy beards as well, lots of hooded sweatshirts and a few studded leather jackets.

Scene at Freestone’s: hip young urbanites, smoothly coiffed, lots of tailored leather jackets.

Two very different scenes a block apart.