The unthinkable has happened--a new restaurant opened in Montevallo! I was on Facebook this afternoon sending a message to someone when the lady who runs our favorite coffee shop posted this as her status:
Main Street Tavern opening tonight for dinner! Support local businesses!
Let's just say you don't have to tell me twice! I showed it to Marcus, we asked the lady where the new place was, and as soon as she answered, we dressed our baby and hit the road. It's a cute little place right in the middle of downtown. The bar is absolutely gorgeous. It's mahogany with very intricate carvings. The owner said it was made in the '30s. The whole restaurant is decorated in black and white and there are old pictures of the university hung all around.
The food was great! I had a Philly Cheesesteak with sweet potato fries, Marcus had Jerk chicken pasta and Dean had penne with marinara sauce because OF COURSE he did. The staff was friendly and the owners talked to us for quite a while. It's nice to have a place in town besides the Mexican restaurant where you can have a good dinner that's not served in a basket or a wrapper. (Actually, my sandwich DID come in a basket, but you get my drift.)
I've enjoyed reading your horrified comments about my HUGE intro to theatre class. I've just done another overhaul on my syllabus and I think all 96 of them should enjoy at least a day or two of the class. :) Seriously, I'm looking forward to it. Kind of. We have a couple of freshman stage management students coming in, so I'm really excited about meeting them. Marcus is directing MACBETH in the spring, so I'll also be helping him choreograph swordfights this semester so they are already set to teach the cast once the show is in rehearsal. (Can you say MACBETH on a blog? I guess you can. You know you can't say it in the theatre, right? You have to say "The Scottish Play." I can tell you why if you wanna know...)
On Saturday, Marcus, Emily the costume designer and I head to lovely Wetumpka, Alabama (yep. Wetumpka.) for the Alabama Conference of Theatres fall summit. There will be committee meetings and budget discussions. "Lunch will be furnished." (that's what the invitation said.) I'm sure I'll be bombarded with questions about our state screening auditions (I'm the coordinator. Go, me.). My friend Mike, who teaches at Troy State, keeps saying we should live-tweet the day.
I'm having a Ladies' Night get-together here on Thursday. I wish you could all come. Well, the ones of you who are ladies, anyway. There are goodie bags, which I'll show you pictures of in a later post. I'm going to make cupcakes and marinated cheese. Marinated cheese is GOOD. Maybe it'll be featured for Comfort Food Saturday.
My segues are really awful this evening, had you noticed? I've also used 5 sets of parentheses. Anyway, I'm off to read a bit before bed. Make sure you check out Foodie Mama this week. I did a feature on feeding sick toddlers, a subject I've become an expert on over the past couple of weeks, and Ilina has a great article about pizza. Happy Hump Day!