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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bubba Gump and the Best Man redux

I can't believe I deleted my post about our theater trip last weekend.  So here I am, recreating it.  Or at least giving it a go.

The evening began in Bubba Gump's.  It's a kitschy chain, like walking into the set of the Forrest Gump movie.  Servers even ask trivia questions to entertain the patrons.  Very touristy, but we like it.

We were fortunate to sit near the window, with a view of Times Square -- the ABC News ticker and Toys R Us.  got to see a lot of costumed characters on the street -- the Statute of Liberty, Minnie and Mickey Mouse,  SpongeBob, Super Mario Brothers, even Elmo and the Cookie Monster, but alas, no Naked Cowboy.

Dinner was shrimp (duh!), the shrimper's heaven -- fried shrimp, coconut shrimp, empura shrimp and cocktail shrimp, served with a side of fries.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company on Urbanspoon We had an hour to kill after dinner, so we wandered over to the Marriott Marquis Hotel.  Love this hotel, it's a 40-storey atrium with glass elevators.  There was a black tie affair going on at the time, the Night of a Thousand Gowns, a LGBT charity affair.  Very flamboyant costuming,

Our evening ended in the theater.  Usually we go for musicals, but this time around we enjoyed a political drama, The Best Man.  Set in 1960, it's a prescient commentary on mudslinging vs. political dealism.


Suzanne said...

Hey, Luigi's sitting down on the job! ;)

songbird's crazy world said...

Yeah, I was surprised at tgat.

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