We took a bit of a time travel this afternoon – back to the 1990s to a theater waaaaay out in Matthews.
Why did we travel so far? To see the Time Travelers Wife of course!! This was the last theater in Charlotte playing the movie and I now know why. It shows movies that have been out a while – for only $2!!!!!!!!!!!
And on Tuesdays, the movies are only $1!
We will definitely be back. It was so worth the drive.
The theater was obviously very cool back in 1990
I LOVED the movie. Thought it was better than the book!! Mostly because it left out the boring parts from the book and only included the special plot-enhancing scenes. And I love Rachel McAdams 🙂 I cried multiple times. And Matt liked it a lot too!
After the movie ended (and I had no desire for any food of any kind all afternoon after my lunch – which must have been higher in fat or something then it felt like to get such an unexpected result!) we headed to dinner.
To this restaurant, where we had a Restaurant.com coupon where if you spend $35 you get $25 off – dinner for ten bones!
So of course we ordered a ton of food to fill up our $35 (alcohol not included 😥 )
We actually thought we were going to a hibachi grill place and were all excited to order the expensive dinner and see the show, but sadly the hibachi here is done behind the scenes.
A New Orleans sushi roll to start! I had 3 of the rolls and all of the ginger!
For a second appetizer, we ordered this deep fried tofu in a mushroom sauce. Best bite of the dinner!! The tofu was sooo succulent inside and the tempura fry was so tasty, as was the mushroom broth!
We split a bento box for our entree, which came with soup and salad. I had a few bites of the salad. LOVE this dressing while I’m eating it but afterwards it’s all garlic breath for 24 hours 👿 My mouth is not happy at the moment and I am chewing gum to distract my tongue.
The miso soup was incredible. I have to figure out how to make this at home! Will any miso paste make it taste this good? I had half the bowl.
Of course Matt got a brew, and I had some of that too.
And finally our bento. It was perfect because we got to taste all kinds of flavors!
Seaweed salad (loveeeee it and had half)
Tempura veggies + shrimp (had 3 veggies and a shrimp)
Shrimp gyozas (had one)
Hibachi Scottish salmon over veggies (salmon was awesome but very oily! Had 2 bites plus veggies)
Last but not least! Two bites of everything!
I had plans for green tea ice cream, but we went over our “budget” in both dollars and fullness. Ooof!
As for the rest of the evening, we debated going out for everything you can imagine – wine, dessert, drinks – but we talked ourselves out of it all being Thanksgiving week and all. I think we’re going to chill on the couch and watch The Office. A sip or two of honey mead might be involved. Or a piece of chocolate to hopefully cure this garlic breath!
And now the moment you have all been waiting for: the Open Sky winners.
Well I have good great news! The guys at Open Sky were so excited to read your comments that they have extended the gift certificates from 5 to 26!!!!! That’s twenty-six winners!! These 26 get $25 off a $50 purchase:
[Thank you Windows 7 clipper tool for making my life so easy!]
And here are the random integers. I’m going to leave it up to you guys to go check your number and see if you won (there’s a little one on the right hand side of the comments) so I don’t have to copy and paste 26 times. Please email me with “Open Sky Winner” as the subject to KathEats @ Gmail.com to claim your prize!
But there’s MORE good news!!!
ALL of you get $10 off a purchase of $50 or more!! (I don’t make the coupons – so I hope that is still exciting!)
Enter kath10off at checkout.
Lastly, if there’s anything you would like available in the store (I’m working hard to get some of those elusive food products in…trust me. Really hard) please let me know!