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Dinner before the balletWhere to eat near the Academy of Music/Merriam?


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#1 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 08:53 PM

I'm going to Midsummer Night's Dream on 4/21 with my buddy Connie. It's Mommy's Night Out for her, so (with apologies to parents out there) she really wants someplace kid unfriendly where she can have a grown up meal. Chinese food and sushi are out as well. I've been to Tria and liked it, as well as Sahara Grill, but looking for someplace a little different and within an easy short walk from the theater.

Any recommendations?

#2 socalgal

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 07:39 AM

How about Tequila's? On Locust near 16th, just behind the Academy a couple of blocks. It has a wonderful atmosphere and great authentic Mexican menu. For an adult atmosphere, Brasserie Perrier, French cuisine, located on Walnut St. near 16th. We frequent Roy's which I think is on 15th near Sansom. It is Asian Fusion cuisine with a tropical decor. All are walking distance from the theatre. There are more......I could go on

I will be seeing this show as well! Great cast. Looking forward to it :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 09:21 AM

I'd echo Brasserie Perrier -- great French food, more casual than Perrier's other restaurant, Le Bec Fin, but still elegant. Too bad Chinese is out -- Susannah Foo's is amazing, very upscale pan-Asian type of place. The Striped Bass has great seafood, also a beautiful space. I haven't been, but a friend who lives in Philadelphia loves Alma de Cuba. It looked very "scene-y" -- four of us tried to have dinner there one weeknight this winter, but they were full.

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 06:52 PM

I'd suggest MIXTO on Pine and 11th--still a five minute walk to the theatre, but just far enough to avoid the theatre crowds pre-show. It is great Latin/Carribean fusion in a casual atmosphere that includes cloth napkins and a wine menu.

#5 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 08:47 PM

I don't want to stop this list - it's so useful, but did want to let people know that Connie arrived at a decision. She wants Brasserie Perrier, and one of the perks of being pregnant is that you get what you want - at least in this case!

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 09:51 PM

Well, we expect to hear all about what you had.

#7 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 10:02 PM

The treat of the evening should be Julie Diana as Titania.

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 09:51 AM

The treat of the evening should be Julie Diana as Titania.


I can imagine those lovely extensions.

-- Missing Julie in San Francisco :)

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 12:15 PM

I'm hoping to get a double dose of Julie Diana - as Titania and in the 2nd act Divertissement.
I'll probably have to settle for a sandwich at Cosi, though. :)

#10 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 12:19 PM

I'd love to see her in the divertissement; her delicacy would suit it so well. Alas, I just can't schedule it.

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 12:37 PM

I'm so excited as this will be the first time I'll actually see two performances of the same program. Touch wood, hold my thumbs, and as we say in the Levant to ward off the evil eye, hamsa, hamsa...


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