Here’s a little piece of my life this week. Unless otherwise stated, events take place in New York City. As always, I paid my way for all the following. Ratings are 0-5. Enjoy!
“The Awkward Age: A Novel” Francesca Segal- Awkward is an appropriate word for this book- it truly is awkward. And I try to avoid siding with men, but I had to agree with the male characters in this book. This book would appeal to parents of teens. 3.5
“Casablanca”- Rooftop Cinema. First of all, here’s looking at you…I haven’t seen this movie in 20 years- but it still holds up. It is as good today as it was 75 years ago. 4.99. I saw this movie as part of the Rooftop Cinema series- A rooftop in Brooklyn is equipped with lawn chairs, blankets, rain ponchos, head phones, popcorn machine and a screen. There is something magical about watching a movie with the Manhattan skyline in the background. Great experience all around. (except for the 5 flights of stairs, and the restroom being on the second floor. Venue 4.5
“Falsettos”- Technically, this is a Broadway show that was filmed, so though I saw it at a traditional movie theater, it really is a “live” musical performance. This was a wonderful show, no matter how you look at it- happy, sad, real and human. 4.8
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” I loved this movie- possibly one of my favorite superhero movies ever. I normally prefer my Superheros dark and brooding, but there’s something to be said for youth. Movie is clever and fun. Oh, and Ironman is in it……4.8
Cowgirl Hall of Fame- This is Tex-Mex kitsch heaven. Also least healthy restaurant ever- I believe the lettuce is fried. Good for groups and children- loud and crazy. Not for someone looking for a culinary experience. 3.5
Joe’s Pizza- My family calls this place stand-up Joes, because there is a counter, and maybe one stool- you stand up to eat your slice. But what a slice…If you want a slice of traditional New York pizza, this is the place. Seriously- best pizza. 4.9
Aux Merveilleux de Fred- My daughter and I stumbled upon this bakery- it has been around since 1982, and I can’t believe I’d never seen it. We split a meringue- light and ethereal, but the star would be the brioche. We didn’t buy a brioche, but they were giving out samples……oh- was this brioche good. Dream worthy good. Not quite Paris, but close. 4.5