You know what’s fun? Learning that the city where you grew up is the 58th best suburb of Dallas, out of 63. Go Irving. In celebration, I’m planning to drag assistant dining editor Carol Shih to Big State Drug for chef Leland’s grilled cheese, which ranks number one in my heart. Meanwhile, see how your favorite non-Dallas North Texas location holds up in the July issue.
And speaking of cheese, Scardello is hosting a “Nothin’ But Cheddar” cheese tasting tonight, and there is one seat left. What’s not to love about real, delicious, slightly flaky, delightfully sharp cheddar? Nothing. It usually gets the short end of the stick thanks to that rubbery orange stuff, but not under Rich Rogers’ tutelage. Cheddar also goes perfectly with beer, so there’s that.
Also this evening, I recommend a jaunt to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, where Amphibian Stage Productions is piping in the National Theatre of London’s production of Frankenstein, a new play based on that classic novel you may have read or pretended to read in high school. The first reason I’d go see this is because it’s directed by Danny Boyle, who directed Slumdog Millionare and 127 Hours. The second reason is, Jonny Lee Miller.
Not only is this British actor exceedingly attractive, he happens to be a phenomenal stage actor. I saw him on Broadway a couple years ago in After Miss Julie, Roundabout’s production of Patrick Marber’s adaptation of Strindberg’s classic, Miss Julie. He positively smoldered. What’s cool about Frankenstein is that the two actors, Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch, alternate in the roles of Creature and Victor Frankenstein. Unless you’re planning a trip to London this weekend, you can’t see this anywhere else around town.
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