Happy Halloween to you! I'm a big fan of Halloween... anything for a party or a reason to celebrate. All the best to you for a fun and frightful night:) -A.
Do you have a favorite scary movie? I'm kind of a wimp about scary movies (I say a big no to zombies, aliens or a Candyman), but here's a list of some faves- that I can watch without being a wuss (wink, wink).
1. Halloween (the original and that's it). The scene at the state hospital is one of the best ever.
Hey y'all. I'm not a fan of the colder temps, but my dog, Louis loves it. The colder weather gives me a reason to write down a few things I'm enjoying in movies, TV, music and the web. It's another Culture List. What about you? What's on your list right now? Drop me a line in the comments... -A.
p.s. Do you like The Blacklist on NBC? Yay/nay? I've seen a few episodes so far...thoughts?
1. Muscle Shoals Music documentaries rank high on my list- as far as documentaries go. This documentary
is about Muscle Shoals, Alabama where some of the best artists (of all time)
recorded at FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. Some of the artists:
Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Cliff,
Lynryrd Skynyrd, The Staple Singers and more. What was it about Muscle Shoals
that created (& creates) awesome music? The talented producers and
musicians? If you’re a music fan – you’ll enjoy this inside look. A very
worthwhile documentary. And a reminder that I need to update my music
2. The Getaway on the Esquire Channel, Wednesday nights. I’m a fan of
this show by Anthony Bourdain (I believe he’s the creator and/or producer)
where you follow along as a celebrity visits a city and takes you on an inside
look at that city (whether it’s visiting off the beaten path restaurants or
getting a suit made). So far I’ve watched Joel McHale in Belfast, Ireland and Aziz
Ansari in Hong Kong. I’ve got a few more to watch. I’m
into most any kind of travel show and when you pair it with some cool and
well-traveled celebs… I’m in.
3. Hello Ross on E!, Friday nights. I think Ross Matthews is hysterical.
He’s got the right combo of sweetness and a just a tad of sarcasm. I dig any
kind of pop culture shows/podcasts and this one is entertaining. It's good, light-hearted fun.
I attended this year’s Rocky Ripple Festival (my kind of festival-- not too big, just the right sized crowd) and afterwards some of my family stopped by a friend of my aunt Jean’s & sat out on the deck which overlooks the White River (amazing, gorgeous view)…I could’ve hung out there all afternoon. So peaceful.
I’ve never owned a classic car (both of my parents did—back in the day) and it’s on my list. I snapped a photo of this car I saw in Carmel. Have you owned a classic car?
as an unofficial chip taster-- these are awesome; pommes frites from Petit Chou
Broad Ripple Chip Co.
I consider it my duty to try every kind of potato chip out there (kidding- well sort of). These chips are some of the tastiest I’ve tried recently. They’re not too thin, but not thick and just the right amount of seasoning and crisp. They’re ideal on their own as an appetizer with a glass of wine and even better with a homemade dip. Around $3.75 a bag. You can find them at Moody's Butcher Shop in Zionsville, 11145 N. Michigan Rd., (Weston Pointe Shoppes), (317) 873-1800. Check the web site for other location in Avon.
Good fries (& homemade ones, especially) are hard to find. I recently stopped at Petit Chou in Carmel for an early brunch and was so happy to learn that you can order just a cup of their pommes frites with dijonnaise. It’s just the right amount and you can even share a few (if you're feeling generous). Petit Chou, 14390 Clay Terrace Boulevard, Suite No. 150, (Clay Terrace), (317) 566-0765). Check the web site for other location (Broad Ripple).
Thai red curry chicken from Scribble Food Truck; pumpkin cheesecake from WB Pizza
Thai food ranks high on my food list (maybe from the days when I lived close to a Thai restaurant in Louisville) Anyway- I dig any kind of curry dish (red and green curries are faves) so was psyched to see a red curry with chicken dish on Scribble’s menu. I decided to go for it and get a bit more hot sauce. Bring on the heat! This dish was comforting—spicy (with a few extra kicks) and just what I was looking for. Around $9 (served on top of rice). Check Scribble's site for updates on locations.
I mention WB Pizza here on the blog a lot and I’m so glad my friends Jenn and Jim told me about WB Pizza a handful of years ago. While their thin crust pizza is a regular go-to, I especially enjoy their homemade cheesecakes. Not overly rich—the pumpkin is just right to get into the fall spirit!. Available by slice (menu changes daily) or you can special order for birthdays, holidays (ahem, Thanksgiving). WB Pizza, 2290 W. 86th St., Indy, (317) 471-8888 (new location). Check the site for their original location and more info.
What's on your finds/faves list? Leave me a note in the comments.