Monday Catch Up….

Love Jean Dejardin!!

OK , I got to see The Artist…the silent film that won Best Picture Oscar last night, just under the wire before Sunday night’s Oscars. It’s still playing at The Charles Theatre downtown.. one of my fav places to see a movie, but it’s a bit more of a challenge to eat dinner, since the Zodiac closed a couple of year ago. Sure, there’s Tapas Teatro which is wonderful…but even though we arrived at 6…were told there was a 40 minute wait for a table(a problem, obvie, when your movie starts at 6:50). Sophie’s Crepes was standing room only(that doesn’t take much of course as it is tiny), and my daughter had told me the Diner on the corner was good. So we traipsed over there…sign on the door says “closed for renovation“. Hmmmm, you never know what that means, except that you’re NOT having dinner there. But the sign also said the Club Charles next door was now serving some of the much missed Zodiac favs.

Let's be honest ...it looks like a dive bar...

So we tentatively open the door..it’s locked…they have to buzz you in, which the girl at the bar does. It’s dark inside, with kind of a 1940-ish, hipster/creepy/cool vibe…..there is one lonely other couple in the room, seated in the corner. And it is silent as…a… tomb. Not a good sound for a bar. But we’re hungry, and thirsty. So after dropping some money in the jukebox so things aren’t so depressing(yes they still have one) , we sit at the bar and ask for menus. Sure enough, the Zodiac pizza is there!!….With smoked mozzarella, chicken and caramelized onions…it’s a no brainer, and a winner. I get a glass of  sauvignon blanc(for $5 believe it or not)…and we chill. Bottom line, the drinks were cold, the music personally chosen, and the pizza fabulous, we made the movie…and we will be back. Don’t let the skeezy looking exterior put you off…push the buzzer..and come on in.

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3 Responses

  1. Iam not calling you criminal Donna but I have to ask this question. Whats in it for you whenever you give these companies a shameless plug? Iam sure that you boost business for each one you plug. As a matter of fact I can’t wait( Iam getting dress right now) to go get buzzed in.

  2. I do appreciate not being called a criminal…you are too kind. When I write about an establishment, I get exactly nothing from it. A big zippo. But if I give someone’s business a boost, and they deserve it, then hey, good all around. I simply let people in on places I have enjoyed….Have fun at the club…

  3. Thank you so very much Donna. I wasn’t trying to be cruel or mean.
    It was a honest and sincere question that I,personally, asked.
    Thank you for the time to reply. You are simply phenomenal.

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