Master and Commander
The masses were out in full force yesterday. This made it difficult to get a reservation at a decent restaurant downtown last night without waiting an hour plus. My friend and I ended up at Houston’s after trying two other places (Grand Cafe Lux & Bandera). Houston’s was great as they had a bar in the lobby and a jazz band to make the wait tolerable. Plus we ended up only having to wait about 20 minutes. I had the BBQ Ribs with squash and my friend had the Hawaiian Ribeye with spinach. All in all, not bad food for a chain restaurant. I’ve been there about half a dozen times in the past, and have never been disappointed.
After dinner we headed to the movies to see Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. While a bit slow at times, I totally loved the movie. I found it to be a throwback to the way films were made long ago. No unnecessary love story and a keen attention to the details. Plus it tells an incredible naval battle story and has a strong cast with Russell Crowe leading as British Captain Jack Aubrey. A sure bet to get a best picture nomination!