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Drinks, Dinner and a Movie...Perfect Pairings.

Luna2372 Aug 14, 2011 02:47 AM

What would be the perfect combination for you today? Real or imagined...

  1. fldhkybnva Aug 12, 2013 03:46 PM

    Take out Chinese food, cream soda extra fizzy aside a root beer and Good Will Hunting, I'm in the mood for comfort.

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      MrsBridges Aug 11, 2013 08:49 AM

      Spring water, rabbit stew, and Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring. Poor Jean, he tried so hard to make a go of it.

      1. EM23 Aug 10, 2013 07:32 PM

        Blue Jasmine with Stoli martinis and fresh (not bad) clams.
        ETA: in San Francisco -so beautiful!

        1. melpy Aug 10, 2013 05:32 PM

          We have been having theme dinners. No drinks because my group doesn't care that much honestly.

          Silence of the Lambs- Lamb stew, succotash (closest they would get to fava beans).

          Sound of Music-schnitzel, spaetzel, fondue, German chocolate cake

          Thoroughly Modern Millie- general tso's chicken, fried rice, peach cake with raspberries

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            MrsBridges Aug 10, 2013 12:02 PM

            Coca-cola spiked with Southern Comfort, creole jambalaya, and A Streetcar Named Desire.

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              Tripeler Aug 10, 2013 07:49 PM

              For that movie, you really need Stella Artois beer.

              "Stella! Stella!"

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                flavrmeistr Aug 10, 2013 08:32 PM

                That's me at the bar.

            2. Perilagu Khan Aug 10, 2013 11:52 AM

              Terrific thread idea!

              First thing that popped into my head is the following:

              Meal: pecan-grilled NY strip, medium rare, surmounted with a thyme-lemon compound butter; burgundy-broiled portabellas; baked potato with butter and sour cream; NY cheesecake for dessert

              Drinks: Rosenblum Zinfandel, Wyborowa Vodka martinis with roquefort-stuffed spiced green olives

              Movie: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

              1. Kholvaitar Aug 10, 2013 11:33 AM

                Elderberry wine, hors d'oeuvres (no dinner required) --

                Arsenic and Old Lace

                1. iluvcookies Aug 28, 2011 10:22 AM

                  White Russians and The Big Lebowski. No food required.

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                    flavrmeistr Aug 10, 2013 11:59 AM

                    ...and a bit of The Cheese.

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                    Big Bad Voodoo Lou Aug 25, 2011 06:00 PM

                    Chinese food (purchased with the last of the petty cash), a really big Twinkie, shots out of a flask, and Ghostbusters.

                    Some dry white toast with nothing on it, four whole fried chickens, a Coke, water glasses filled with wine, and The Blues Brothers.

                    Big Kahuna Burgers (that's that new Hawaiian burger joint), a tasty Sprite, a five-dollar milkshake, and Pulp Fiction.

                    Damn good coffee, cherry pie, an assortment of donuts, and the Twin Peaks series (better as breakfast or dessert than dinner).

                    A plate of shrimp and Repo Man.

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                      Luna2372 Aug 25, 2011 11:00 PM

                      I just had my Birthday at our teeny tiny theater...

                      Champagne...(lots of medium quality...volume was issue)

                      Homemade Triple Vanilla Cake...it was so pretty with fresh roses and nastrutium leaves

                      BIg bowls of popcorn and candy

                      and Dirty Dancing

                      Champers buzz, sugar rush, and naughty tingles! A perfect night!

                    2. mamachef Aug 25, 2011 01:23 PM

                      A few stiff juleps (in the proper cup, of course) made w/ most excellent bourbon, a full-on fried chicken/mashed/stringbeans or other greens/gravy/biscuits dinner, "Soul Food." Or (I'm reaching, this one might strike people as nasty) choco-tinis, a delicious chicken or pork mole, lava cakes, and "Chocolat." Or hey! Ouzo to start, grilled lemon/oregano leg of lamb, orzo salad, spanakopita or tyropita, and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."

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                        Reston Aug 25, 2011 10:08 AM

                        A martini with olive brine
                        Poached salmon with seaweed salad
                        Pineapple upside down cake for dessert
                        The Poseidon Adventure

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                          mamachef Aug 25, 2011 01:24 PM

                          Excellent; love it, especially the cake part...and the brilliant olive brine. A FILTHY marty, you could call that; one step beyond just plain dirty.

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                          chileheadmike Aug 25, 2011 10:02 AM

                          Mrs CHM and I just did this last night.

                          Bad Mexican Restaurant
                          Really bad beef nachos and not so great margaritas
                          Cowboys and Aliens

                          But a good time out.

                          1. arktos Aug 15, 2011 01:24 PM

                            Drinks- A vintage champagne.

                            Dinner - Venison Medallions with Red Wine Plum Sauce
                            and Red Cabbage & Spätzle

                            Movie- The Blue Max

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                              TwoDogsDad Aug 15, 2011 01:12 PM

                              Fried chicken, fried okra, chocolate pie, iced tea. "The Help"

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                                Luna2372 Aug 25, 2011 12:12 AM

                                I haven't seen the movie...but the book cries for that dinner!

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                                  jlhinwa Aug 25, 2011 09:05 AM

                                  Chocolate pie has always been my very favorite but I haven't had it since reading the book a few months ago. I am afraid that it may be a while before I can eat it with the same pleasure I used to!

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                                    jeanmarieok Aug 25, 2011 09:56 AM

                                    LOL - I am with you. I'll bring the peach cobbler.....

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                                      lifespan Aug 25, 2011 03:35 PM

                                      I will never be able to think of chocolate pie, in the same way, again. As a dessert, it will probably go out of fashion for a decade or two...!

                                  2. pinehurst Aug 15, 2011 12:57 PM

                                    Some nice littlenecks, surf and turf, seaweed salad (or grilled kale), gin and tonics, Jaws.

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                                      chocolatetartguy Aug 25, 2011 07:00 PM

                                      No shark's fin soup?

                                    2. PotatoHouse Aug 14, 2011 04:13 AM

                                      Pineapple Wine, Roasted Peacock with wild vegetables, Coconut Panna Cotta, and the movie "Six Days Seven Nights".

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