Sunday, August 23, 2009

cinema in the city

in case no one has picked up on this, i am quite obsessed with classic movies. therefore, i was ecstatic to be able to attend the final installment of mt. adams cinema in the city at the seasongood pavilion this past friday. one of my all time favorites, the philadelphia story, was being shown. this is NOT to be confused with philadelphia, that tom hanks AIDS movie. the philadelphia story stars katharine hepburn, cary grant, and jimmy stewart. it was released in 1940, when hollywood made movies that relied on dialogue and character development rather than special effects (transformers: revenge of the fallen, i'm talking to you). it's clever and wonderful.

but i digress. cinema in the city was honestly one of my favorite nights out in quite a while. even the weather cooperated. coolers are welcome, which we didn't realize until we got there. there were theater candies, popcorn, and delicious offerings from the rookwood for sale. the rookwood has replaced porkopolis in the old rookwood pottery space, thank god. they had burgers, kroeger and sons metts and brats, fresh lemonade with mint, and jeni's ice cream.

i had to try the burger. i ordered it loaded with everything (except grilled peppers) - white cheddar, mushrooms, grilled onions, and bacon. though a little small on patty size (maybe it was smaller for the venue?), it was packed with juicy flavor. i don't remember being particularly wowed by the bun, which is strange because the rookwood emphasizes their artisan breads. no matter. overall a quality burger experience (5/6).

dessert was jeni's bourbon butter pecan. i don't really care for bourbon, but if it tasted like this, i would drink it all the time. i decided to get it because the guy at the rookwood booth said it was the best. the ice cream was divine - smooth, creamy, bourbony. maybe could have used a few more pecans, but that's just me nitpicking. completely refreshing on a summer night.elisa and randy enjoyed the glow necklaces provided free by cincinnati bell. yeah, i enjoyed the glow necklaces, too.we all thoroughly enjoyed seeing a classic on the big screen.


liz said...

get out of here, they had jeni's ice cream? dammit, now i am even more sad i had to miss this! i might have to write a blog about jeni's just to console myself. :(

About Foodstuffs said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Does anyone know if this is the first step (or any step) in Jeni's infiltrating the Cincinnati market? Please, let it be so!


Ryan at Jeni's said...

Thanks for the love, K. Glad you enjoyed the Bourbon Buttered Pecan.

@liz and @foodstuffs: The Rookwood's the only place to get a taste of Jeni's in Cincy, for now. In terms of a full-service shop, we're really liking Cleveland right now... but we do like the idea of pints at Jungle Jim's (know anybody there?).


5chw4r7z said...

JENI'S ice cream.
We'll have to have everyone pitch in and I'll to a Mad Max run to C-Bus in my GTI and we can all sit around geeking out on Jeni's ice cream.
With as much attention as they've gotten from the Cincinnati bloggers I can't believe they aren't thinking Cincinnati!
Jungle Jim's is a heck of a drive, if I'm going to drive there, might as well go the whole way to Columbus.
But that's me.

Ryan at Jeni's said...

@5chw4r7z Definitely feeling the love from Cincy these days -- we're listening. And considering ALL possibilities...

k said...

i fully support any activities that bring jeni's to cincy, esp in mad max style