Something Different for Monday Nights

Part of my plan this year is to try new and different things around the city that aren’t going to break the bank. I need to save some money since I’m moving out of my apartment. Funny how you have to save money to move out of an overpriced apartment just so you can get into a cheaper one.

One of my first tries of 2005 was Monday night Dinner and a Movie at Suba. At $29, it’s not a bad deal – 3 course Contemporary Spanish meal and a screening of a movie. Of course, it’s not so much of a deal if you’re planning on having a few drinks to calm you down after a long day of work – those aren’t included. The movie they were showing the night we went was “The Commitments”. A story about Irish band manager Jimmy Rabbitte, who works to bring soul music to Dublin by forming the “World’s Hardest Working Band”. Fun movie – I’m wondering what I was doing in 1991 to miss it. Oh yeah, college.

I’ve wanted to check out Suba for some time now since I kept hearing about their so-called moat. When we were taken from the lounge area to be seated for dinner, we saw it. Basically, the 2nd level dining area (which they call the Grotto) is surrounded by water – not what I would call a moat. No doubt, it’s a beautifully done room, and the water makes for a very tranquil setting. I just expected a real moat and I was hoping to see some fish swimming around. Silly, I know.

While I was enjoying my meal and movie, I had a thought… would you go to a restaurant if you could fish for your food. It gives new meaning to the “catch of the day”. They could have pool of sorts filled with the special of the day, and have the customer catch it. I don

1 Comment so far

  1. manos (unregistered) on January 25th, 2005 @ 5:41 pm

    This Suba-thing got me thinking….

    I envision a new trend : All you can catch dinners. Essentially, you eat what you catch – eg: chicken, fish and assorted seafood (just forget about burgers or steaks – haven’t you heard about mad cow?!?) – then, a chef shows you how to prepare your catch and you eat it.

    Just like a bad reality tv show on fox (“Where’s my meal?”)

    Wouldn’t be as much fun for all those vegans out there, but, hey – I’d go.


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