First bites at the new Judge Bean's in Brentwood, second thoughts about the Golden Eagle in Lenox Village, kosher-salt-and-fresh-cracked-pepper chocolate bars from Olive & Sinclair--all that and more was on tap in last week's Bites open thread. What's on your mind this week? New restaurants? Idle chatter? Curious experiences? Questions? The floor is open to you.
On last week's thread, some idiot wrote:
Hey, so am I the only person who was pleasantly surprised by Julie & Julia? I expected slow torture, and instead found it pretty delightful. Even the Amy Adams sections weren't as dire as I expected--although blogging may be the least cinematic occupation going--and the luminous goofiness of Streep's performance kept it from becoming a Great Lady of the Screen endurance test.
I also liked that the last shot with Stanley Tucci (who's wonderful in the movie) was something of a reprise of the end of Big Night: a wordless affirmation of life's pleasures and the bonds of affection. (Shame about that freeze-frame, though--if ever an occasion called for an iris, to hone in on just the two of them, that's it.)
Anyone else see this movie, or actually cook any of those dishes? If so, spill. In the meantime, if you've got comments, questions, tips, gossip, etc. that you want to send us privately, write cfox (at) nashvillescene (dot) com.