Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Best of 2005

Before we each commit to our favorite albums of 2005, we wanted to take this opportunity (to stall) and reflect on some other enjoyable pastimes of ours -- film, fine dining, show going, and beverage drinking. . .

Top 5 Movies: (although, not all were officially released in '05)

  1. Dot the i
  2. Broken Flowers
  3. Me and You and Everyone We Know
  4. Dig!
  5. Walk the Line

Honorable Mention: The Machinist

Top 5 Cleveland Restaurants:

  1. Boulevard Blue
  2. Lolita (formerly known as Lola)
  3. Parallax
  4. Gamekeeper's Tavern
  5. Fat Cat's

Honorable Mention: Vue

Top 5 Shows:

  1. Sufjan Stevens/Laura Veirs @ The Beachland Ballroom (Cle, OH)
  2. American Analog Set/Amandine @ The Andy Warhol Museum (Pitt, PA)
  3. Ben Lee/Maria Taylor @ The Agora Ballroom (Cle, OH)
  4. Arcade Fire/Walkmen - Lollapalooza @ Grant Park (Chi, IL)
  5. Stars/Most Serene Republic @ The Grog Shop (Cle, OH)

Honorable Mentions: Interpol/Boom Bip @ The Agora Theater (Cle, OH) & Aqualung/Cary Bros. @ Cambridge Room (Cle, OH)

Prediction: Fiona Apple @ House of Blues (Cle, OH) this coming Monday!

Top 5 Beverages:

  1. Ketel and Tonic (a classic for every season)
  2. Starbucks Soy Chai Latte (iced or hot)
  3. Parker Station Pinot Noir
  4. Arby's Jamocha Shake (with curly fries)
  5. Margarita's at Lopez


Ken said...
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Ken said...

Have you ever been to Player's in Lakewood? It's pretty cool. (I deleted my previous post because of spelling errors.)


Eric said...

I'll have to check out some of those movies. I don't watch nearly enough movies. Also, good call on Ben Lee. He is one of my faves. I first saw him live way back in 1997 if you can believe it. He was just a wee lad back then.

Jose's Older Sister said...

Agreed. Fat Cat's and Parallax are great. Fat Cat's is especially nice in the summer b/c of their great patio over looking la cita. Too bad it's probably covered in snow now!