Sit Back, Enjoy, & Think Like a Man
May 11, 2012

On a quiet weekday afternoon, I went to the Essex Green, AMC Theatre(www.amctheatres.com ), in West Orange, N.J. The hubby and I decided to see the “dine-in” matinée showing of “Act Like a Woman, Think Like a Man”. The movie was very entertaining…My experience was good (not great).

If you don’t know how the dine-in theater works, I’ll briefly explain. The Cinema Suites, one of the two viewing styles in the dine-in theater experience, has a 21 and older requirement. You purchase your tickets and pick your seat(s) at the same time. If you wait too late, you’ll either (1) get horrible seating(up front) or (2) won’t get a seat at all. So you sit in these nice comfy recliners(Cinema Suites). There is a button that you push when you’re ready to order your drinks or food. Food prices are between $3- $15.  Towards the end of the movie the waitress brings out the bill. I enjoyed my visit.  But, I was a little irritated that my food was served on paper plates, instead of real plates.  According to a friend of mine that goes frequently, the food is usually served on real dishes. I’m confused. If I pay money for a movie like the people who get real dishes, I should get my dish…I’m just sayin’.

Anyway, I will attempt another visit in the near future.  But, I am NOT going to a matinee…Oh Yeah, the movie was great. I loved the cast and all…Well done.  The AMC Theaters also have a lounge (MacGuffins), where you can enjoy a quick happy hour. You can even rent out one of the theaters for a group viewing (Sweet).

…Until Our Next Outing…Smooches!

St. Patrick’s Day Comes Early in Hoboken
March 12, 2012

I went out with my husband and some friends this last Saturday to the movies and decided to ride to Hoboken afterwards. I totally forgot about the parade and bar hopping that takes place 2wks before St. Patrick’s Day. I’m not sure if the parade took place (… I saw barricades), but the parties were “a go”. There were people in green EVERYTHING walking all over Hoboken, limo buses, and police in full force. So, we decided to be Irish for the night.

After searching for parking (typical Hoboken) we went to the Dubliner, Hoboken, NJ(www.dublinerhoboken.com ). During the nice weather months the rooftop is the place to be…but we tend to migrate to the 2nd floor during the cold weather. Don’t expect crystal chandeliers, when you walk through the door.  You may even get stuck to the floor, from clumsy drinkers(…save your Sunday pumps, girls).  But the atmosphere is sooo inviting ( I promise you).   The Dubliner has a full food menu.  They also have drink specials everyday of the week.   The crowd there is always high on energy. The DJ, plays all of the top 40, pop, and  hip hop that you want to hear. I came in with a fresh hair do(…curls and all), but left looking like a wet dog (Woof). The bartenders keep your drinks full and may even buy you a drink, if they like you…Loooovvve It!  I drank Cherry Vodka, Tonic & Lime (If you’ve been following my blog, I believe that you can see the pattern). I even worked in two Blue Moons. We had so much fun that we didn’t even notice that it was time to go.  I would like to give a shout to the “Dancing Duo” Alex and Brian.  Watch out for them at a Hoboken bar/lounge near you!

I enjoyed the night out. We even had a “jam session” on the way to the car. We met Laura (she works at Teak, Hoboken, NJ…Go see her) and her cow bell. Yes, I said cow bell. Just envision a group of people making beats while this woman is in the middle of the circle banging on a COW BELL!! This guy passing by even stopped to join us…lol

…Until our next outing…Smooches!

Denzel, Pizza, & Beer…
February 22, 2012

The Saturday before last (yes, two weekends ago), my husband and I went out with some friends. Since we weren’t able to get tickets for the dine-in theater (Oh Poo), we saw Safe House, with Denzel Washington at the Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas in Edgewater, NJ (www.nationalamusements.com ).  Safe House was a thriller right from the beginning.  My friend laughed at me because I flinched so much. I recommend this movie for you “thrill seekers” out there.  Before we left, I had to snap a picture of the coming attraction, Dr. Seuss’  The Lorax.  The movie is about an industrialized society and the danger it poses to the environment.  It comes out on March 2, in 3D.  I enjoyed the Edgewater Multiplex.  The service was good,  food was fresh, and seats were comfortable.

After the movie we went up the road to Brooklyn’s Brick Oven Pizzeria (201. 945.9096).  Brooklyn’s is a restaurant famous for their pizza, but offers a full menu.  Plastic does not work for this spot, because they only accept cash.  The entrees are reasonably priced (about $11-16), which is good for the night of a “traveling party”.  Our party had 2 pies (1 for the meat eaters and 1 for the “wannabe”vegans…lol).  There were no complaints…So off we moved to our next location.

We ended the night in downtown Jersey City at the the Zeppelin Hall Restaurant & Biergarten (www.zeppelinhall.com ). Zeppelin Hall was named out of dedication to count Von Zeppelin, the inventor of the rigid airship (the Hindenburg tragedy always come to mind…sorry). The biergarten or “beer garden” offers 144 different beers on tap and a full menu, which includes specialty sausages, burgers and salads (unh hunh…to bad we ate already). Zeppelin Hall is a large establishment with an out-door space for beautiful days.  There are 30 foot long tables throughout the restaurant , which allows large parties to relax and socialize.  Our party had three pitchers of beer (Magner’s Cider, Sam Adams-Cherry Wheat, & Guinness).  It was rather loud, because of the live band, that’s usually there on Saturdays.  Don’t expect an intimate environment.  We had fun as a group.  We were able to be as boisterous as we wanted.  It was a great relaxed setting.  Stop in for Karaoke, Classic Rock Fridays, or even Sports Sunday…Cheers!

…Until our next outing…Smooches!