It's been an annual tradition for many years - my friend, Eileen, and I celebrate our birthdays by doing something special between the dates of 3/3 and 4/4. This year we chose dinner at a vegan restaurant followed by a performance by our hometown's community theater.
The restaurant: True Bistro in Teele Square, Somerville, MA. I first heard of the restaurant's existence through my daughter, Jenn; she hadn't eaten there but had heard of it. I found some online reviews and was sold on trying it.
Not to bore you, but to tempt you, Eileen had the Portabella Pave and I had the Ravioli stuffed with butternut squash. We started with a shared order of House made French fries and ended Death by Chocolate - the creamiest, richest vegan chocolate dessert I've ever tasted!
The live theater: We then proceeded to Arlington, MA, where we saw the local production of "Curtains, A Musical Comedy Whodunit" at the Arlington Friends of the Drama.
The AFD show is over, but if you ever get a chance to see a production of this show, I'd suggest you don't miss it. Some of the comedy was so subtle and smart, the music is uplifting and fun.
The documentary film: I took myself on an "Artist's Date" yesterday and went to see this at my local Landmark Theater. Rather than try to describe what it is about, I hope you'll visit the film's website, I AM, and find out for yourself. It is from the director of Bruce Almighty, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and The Nutty Professor, among other big, funny films - don't expect it to be anything like those!
Peace to all,