Saturday, October 30, 2010

About Last "Meet Me at the Movies" and Little Branch Wrap Party

Hitchcock's Favorite
Alfred Hitchcock's personal favorite, Shadow of a Doubt, was screened last night at the monthly "Meet Me at the Movies." The movie events are held at Sherwood Community Music School, Columbia College recital hall, 1312 S. Michigan Ave. Movies are shown at 6:30 p.m.

Many attendees had never seen this classic film starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotton. The consensus was pretty unanimous that it was worthy of the title classic; many were surprised by the ending, even though it was a satisfying one.

The LBC burger with sweet potato fries...and a glass of wine

Wrap Party at Little Branch Cafe
After the movie, a group of us went to Little Branch Cafe at 1251 S. Prairie Ave. for dinner. A favorite brunch spot of mine, I had never eaten dinner there before. The menu has something for everyone including chicken and waffles, crispy grilled cheese, and red and golden beet salad.  I opted for the LBC burger with sweet potato fries. The  burger was juicy and flavorful. The burger and fries were served with a spicy ketchup that added a little kick to the already delicious burger. LBC has a great reputation for breakfast and brunch (best French toast in Chicago according to Chicago Magazine), so it's great to see them serving up dinner too. And if you want a glass of wine or beer to pair with your meal, they have a full bar and offer daily and weekly drink specials.

Happy diners at Little Branch Cafe after the movie

November "Meet Me at the Movies"
Next month's (November 19) movie presentation is Otto Preminger's classic murder mystery Laura. The film stars screen legends, Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, and Clifton Webb (nominated for Best supporting actor). Other members of the cast include Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. This 1944 film made Tierney a film icon and the films haunting musical theme written by David Raksin is forever linked to the actress.

For more information regarding upcoming and future "Meet Me at the Movies" events, check this blog, the "Meet Me at the Movies" Facebook page, or the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance (PDNA) Web site.

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