Saturday, January 28, 2012
Nope not us, but we were out and about last night. First, a light dinner at Plush West End, in the old Katahdin Restaurant. This new place has just been open since the first of November, so I wondered if they might be still working out the kinks. First the food: For dinner, we had the tapas menu and sampled the mussels, hamburguesitas (sliders), and calamares (baby squid). All were delicious! Next, the decor: if you enjoy eating in a small, sparse warehouse setting, this is your place. Finally, the music? Was that music? Thump, thump, thump! If I worked there for eight hours one night, I might do something deadly on exiting! Next, it was up High Street to PMA to check out the "Making Faces" photography show. I enjoyed the Philippe Halsman portraits of early TV stars, the like of Imogene Coca, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante and others the best. While the French photographer, Robert Doisneau, portrait of Picasso at a dinner table with rolls in front of him (I bought a postcard of it for my desk) was eliciting smiles from all who passed, it was that Warhol portrait I wanted my eyes on. The Greg Gorman 1986 image, at the end of the white wall, didn't disappoint. All in all, it was fine night out in a drizzling, steady rain. Making faces... we all love to do it. Say cheese!