Memphis the musical in Cleveland with a side of The Greenhouse Tavern

Friday, March 2, 2012

I was supposed to go home and do laundry, clean my house and watch TV last night. Emphasis on supposed.

Instead, I made my way to The Greenhouse Tavern to meet MOB, Lisa and Foxx. It is Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week after all, right?

We drank malbec, ordered lamb burgers, gravy frites, and duck meatball soup, my old favorite the steak tartar and my new favorite the raw kohlrabi salad. In fact I'm still thinking about the kohlrabi salad which is impressive considering I didn't even know what kohlrabi was less than 24 hours ago.

mmmmmm. raw beef. mmmmmm. kohlrabi

I was supposed to go home after dinner to do laundry, clean my house and watch TV after dinner. Emphasis on supposed, yet again.

Instead, I made my way to PlayhouseSquare for a performance of Best Musical Tony Award winning Memphis in a fancy loge in the Palace Theater courtesy of MOB.

Thank God I didn't go home.

Memphis was the best new musical I've seen in years and it officially now holds a place in my top three musicals right there with RENT and Wicked - Memphis, welcome to the club, you are amazing.

The music, the dancing, the voices, the plot - all moving. So much so that when the curtain raised for intermission I was wiping away tears and couldn't wait for the performers the take the stage all over again.

I'm telling you Cleveland, trust me, if you do one thing between now and Sunday March 11th (when the show wraps in Cleveland) go see Memphis. You can buy tickets online here.


On that note, with all my fun during this past work week I'm thinking a leisurely weekend of all that laundry, cleaning and TV watching I didn't get to the last few nights sounds about perfect.

Or at least that's what I'm supposed to be doing... but we all know how that can end up.

Happy Friday, kids!


  1. I have never eaten raw beef. And, to be honest, I don't think I ever will. I just can't do it.
    But those gravy frites at Greenhouse? Bring.them.on.

  2. What a fun/great/yummy night! Grab some bubbly, a dvr full of Bravo and that laundry will practically do itself.

  3. I LOVEEEE Memphis! I saw it in NYC two years ago and was so psyched when I found out it was coming to CLE (I'm actually going to see it on my birthday) I'm glad you liked it just as much as I do! (and I cried too!!!!)

  4. I love nights like that, where you're supposed to hang at home and instead wind up having a surprisingly fun night out! The best thing about it? The laundry will still be there when you go do it.

  5. Kohlrabi is the cousin of brussel sprouts, which explains why my family called them "kobbie wobbles" when I was growing up.

  6. Thanks for the recommendation...I'm a musical nerd but haven't seen Memphis yet. Going to try and check it out before it closes.

  7. My school is doing a fundraiser and would like to use the music from the song "Radio," featured in the recent and Tony award-winning show "Memphis."
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  9. I'd always rather do out and enjoy life when the opportunity presents itself. Life is short - never EVER stay home for laundry!

  10. That photo looks so vintage. You just made me so excited for Boston's restaurant week coming up!


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