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Brunch and a Movie

August 28, 2005

There are many great things about living in Austin.  The parks.  The hill country vistas.  The food.  The live music.  The weather (excepting August).  And…of course…the Alamo Drafthouse.

For non-Austinites, the Alamo Drafthouse is a movie theater (or actually four, now) that happens to serve food as well.  But it goes beyond that.  They host special screenings, theme events, and film festivals.  Quentin Tarantino does an annual film festival at the Alamo, and Ain’t It Cool News hosts its "Butt-Numb-A-Thon" movie marathon there.  In recent years, films from "The Passion" to "Return of the King" have had some of their first screenings there (with Mel Gibson and Peter Jackson in attendance).

Little wonder Entertainment Weekly recently declared the Alamo Drafthouse the best theater in the country.

Jamie and I usually find our way to one of the drafthouses about once a month, but, sadly, we always seem to miss out on the themed events.

Today, that changes.  At noon, we’ll be attending the "Breakfast at Tiffany’s Champagne Brunch", which includes a themed brunch:

  • 1st course:   New York Bagel and In House Cured Lox with Capers and Red Onion and Cream Cheese

  • 2nd course:  Eggs Benedict with a  Champagne Hollygolightly Hollindaise and a Carmalized Onion Hash
  • 3rd course New York Cheesecake Crepes with Country Berry Compote

We’re looking forward to following up the brunch next month with a screening of "Casablanca" accompanied by a French-Moroccan feast.

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  1. August 29, 2005 12:59 am

    OK that’s the coolest thing ever and its making miss Austin, and especially Alamo. The first thing I ever saw there was a screening of The Wizard of OZ, They muted the sound, and played the album “The Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd instead as the audio of the film. It has long been suggested that Pink Floyd composed themusic as an alternative soundtrack to the film….and it was scary how in line some of the stuff was. From then it was many a film festivals….. and I remember taking you there for the first time and you dying in laughter over the 1950’s toy commericals they showed instead of the previews. ah the memories……When I’m down there in a couple weeks for CL we should go. Meanwhile have fun with Jamie!

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