Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Three Recommendations - Local Restaurant, Live Theater, and Documentary Film

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,


Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

Mmmmm...butternut squash ravioli :-)

That movie is intriguing, off to check out teh website now thanks!

We'll have to eat there sometime before we take off.

Judi FitzPatrick said...

The ravs were awesome, go soon as their menus seem to be seasonal!

Celtic Cat said...

Sounds like good choices to me, and to be able to top it off with a great dessert! Awesome! Wish it was in my neighborhood.

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Cathy, I guess you'll just have to make a trip to eastern Massachusetts!