Thursday, September 27, 2012

Daddy's Dyin... Who's got the Will?: Friday, September 28, 2012

Here's what you do Friday, September 28, 2012

Beau Bridges starred in the movie version in 1990.  Now, OnStage is putting on a production of Daddy's Dyin... Who's got the Will in Decatur.  Friday is opening night.  

Friday night is opening night for Onstage Atlanta's production of Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? From Onstage:

"Buford Turnover might be going to heaven, but his family is going to hell. From outrageous Southern playwright/director Del Shores (Southern Baptist Sissies, Sordid Lives) comes the hit dark comedy about a family looking to strike it rich off their dying father. When Buford suffers a series of strokes, his offspring -- some pure-hearted, some greedy -- gather for the deathwatch. They include chief caregiver Sara Lee and her Bible-thumping sister Lurleen, sexpot Evalita and Buford's boorish only son Orville. A fast-paced and fun play filled with comedy, tension, heartfelt moments and interesting characters."

Showtime is 8p.  Tickets are $20 prepaid and $23 at the door.

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Here's what you do Friday

First: Ok.  We haven't done anything from the best breakfast list on the Food Network for a while.  Let's try Ellie Krieger's breakfast english muffin pizzas!   Don't they look great?  Get the recipe here.  $10

Try English Muffin Pizzas; One of the best breakfasts from the Food Network.

Second:  Friday is closing day for Monika Meunier's show, French Inspirations, at the R. Alexander Gallery.  Simple and beautiful, with a sense of whimsy contrasted with a depth that's hard to put your finger on, her work is worth taking a look at.  From the gallery:
"Meunier’s works present collectors with idealized versions of the beautiful region which surrounds her studio. Towering amid cypress and olive trees, are the local sights that inspire her constantly. She brings her landscapes to life with scenes - the sun is always shining and the flowers always in bloom. Meunier uses only oil paints and carefully applies them to canvas with her palette knife. She has a distinctive style that presents landscapes in sweeping texture and vibrant colors – rich red earth, the bright violet lavender fields and the calming blue coastal waters."

Monika Meunier, a contemporary french artist, is presenting at the R. Alexander Gallery.  Friday is Show Closing, so get there while you have the chance!
It's free to go take a look.

Third:  Lunch at the Palm!  R. Alexander is in Buckhead.  A Buckhead lunch is a great idea!  And few do it better than the Palm.  Legendary across the country, the Palm does the best shrimp cocktails, crab cakes, and they have a not too shabby filet to boot.  Settle into one of their booths, order a glass a prosecco and order the shrimp cocktail.  Follow it up with the wasabi and panko crusted ahi tuna steak. So good!  $40 per person.

Nothing wrong with Lunch at the Palm!

Fourth:  Nap time.  A lunch at the palm merits a nap folks.  Siesta!

Fifth:  An early dinner in Decatur is a good idea.   How about the Iberian Pig.  It's the perfect way to get ready for the play?  It hustles.  It bustles.  It's got amazing cocktails, and wonderful tapas.  From IP, on the meaning of their name:
"The Black-footed Iberian Pigs that roam Spain create some of the most sought after cured meat in the world, Jamon Iberico. Only recently imported into the United States, we are one of the select few restaurants in the country that serves the acorn fed Iberico ham from Spain. To preserve the integrity of Jamon Iberico, we slice the ham in view of our guests on a imported mechanical proscuitto slicer from Italy. Served with toasted ciabatta and espresso aioli, this item is truly a signature of the restaurant."
Start out with an Iberian Old Fashioned.  Then a small plate.  I love, love, love the manchego mac & cheese.  Also try out the cabrito carbonara.  So, so good.  Be adventuresome, and give it a try.   ($40 per person).

Have Sunday Dinner at the Iberian Pig.
Cabrito Carbonara.  Slow roasted goat, chitarra pasta in carbonara sauce with Benton's bacon, fresh cream, and poached egg.

Finally:  Daddy's Dyin.  Head over at 7:30 to get comfortable.

Book Keeping:

For two people:

Breakfast: $10
R. Alexander Gallery: $Free
The Palm: $80
Nap: $Free
Iberian Pig: $80
Daddy's Dyin: $40

Total: $210

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Carbon Footprint:

Todays full day plan takes about 27 mi. of driving, if your home base is midtown Atlanta.  That equates to about 20 pounds of carbon dioxide, or the carbon sequestered by about 4 sq feet of forest.  Calculations are based on the U.S. EPA's green house gas equivalencies calculator.  

27 miles of driving
20 pounds of carbon dioxide
4 square feet of forest would be required to sequester this carbon.

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