Saturday, August 31, 2013

Snack and a Movie

A friend and I saw the movie "Blue Jasmine" yesterday and enjoyed it muchly. Cate Blanchett gives a brilliant performance as a woman uhinged after her perfect marriage and perfect upper crust life fall apart. With no income, no job, and just out of a sanitarium after a breakdown, she moves in temporarily with her working class sister while she attempts to put her life back together. But life and her own inability to cope work against her. This is one of Woody Allen's best films in a while.

After, we went for a snack at the Doughnut Plant. I'd been wanting to try their donuts but hadn't gotten around to visiting their downtown location, but they added a second location on West 23rd St. in Manhattan, conveniently located a block or so from a movie theater, thus making it an excellent place for a post-movie snack. The variety was impressive, and there were a number of choices for confirmed chocoholics. I selected a triple chocolate and was not disappointed. This chocolicious confection was moist and rich with chocolate goodness. I need to go back and try the other chocolate options, and perhaps some of the non-chocolate donuts, too.