"Be yourself.... everyone else is already taken."

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Everybody's Fine & Genghis Grill

Stephen and I didn't decorate the house this afternoon with holiday cheer like we should have, instead we found another reason to postpone.... @ Megan's insistence we went to see Everybody's Fine and to a new chain restaurant on Cherry Street!
Meg saw the movie last night with Handsome Tim Root and told me to make sure I had plenty of tissues! Stephen and I really loved the movie and yes....we both cried!

Everything eventually leads to that question of whether or not to trouble the ones we love with our bad news. Everybody's Fine is relatively taciturn with its conclusions but offers an important suggestion to consider the matter more closely in the audience's own lives. And isn't that what good art should do? This may not be the most uplifting film one could see this holiday season, but it is one of the more thoughtful ones. Between the simple effectiveness of De Niro's performance, the lovely cinematography of Henry Braham (it is sort of a road-trip movie) and the interesting questions it raises, Everybody's Fine is a terrific choice for those who want something more in-depth from their Xmas viewing than tinsel and tired sentimentality!

Megan is" anti" chain restaurants and promptly informed me they had places like the Genghis Grill in every mall in America ... but since I don't frequent malls or eat @ malls, I was totally out of the loop! Genghis Grill was hip and cute and we enjoyed the experience very much! We'll be going back!

Genghis Grill-The Mongolian Stir Fry, is a build your own bowl, fast casual, Asian stir-fry
concept. The atmosphere is colorful, lively, and a lot of fun! It's actually not a cuisine, but an
INTERACTIVE style of exhibition cooking modeled after a centuries-old legend. According to
this legend, 12th century Mongol warriors, led by the mighty warrior GENGHIS KHAN, heated
their shields over open fires to grill food in the fields of battle!

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