our town is awash in dean and deluca stores. you practically can't throw a rock without hitting one. well, at least if you're throwing rocks downtown, near stonecrest, or at phillips place. tonight, jenn and i were throwing rocks at phillips place and, lo, we hit a dean and deluca. i had the cuban sandwich and since they were out of the standard issue baguette, i requested pullman
. i'm not all fancy. what do i know from pullman
? it's just that there were so many baskets full of bread and i couldn't see what was in the baskets because i'm short and they were far away and there was this line of people behind me and i was feeling the pressure. so i read one of the tags out loud. pullman
, i said. i picked that one since i liked the name. if anyone asks you, i discovered that pullman
is just a fancy name for regular square white bread. the sandwich was wrapped in a long sheet of butcher paper held on by a thin rubber band, the price written on it with a black grease pencil. little touches like that always make my food taste better.
on our way to throwing rocks, jenn and i stood outside the theater for a little while. they were showing advanced screenings of two films: the house of sand and fog
, which is the film that we were there to see, and cold mountain
. why they decided to have two advanced screenings on the same night, i do not know, but, at least, we got to watch three guys in civil war garb march down the middle of a busy intersection with muzzle loaders. there was also a limousine and a red carpet for all of the cold mountain
people and they got free popcorn. those of us who were there for the house of sand and fog
, we got nothing. i mean, i don't need a red carpet, but three guys dressed as ben kingsley walking down the middle of a busy intersection would have been nice.
: the house of sand and fog
: simon and garfunkel 'overs'
: I miss the kook at the center of town with his microphone and amp telling all the tightly dressed professional women that they are harlots