Saturday, January 10, 2009

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Matyson (37 S. 19th St btw Market & Chestnut) appears to be a super popular lunch time favorite. Reservations are a must due to its small seating capacity. I would describe the atmosphere as a cleanly, sophisticated rectangle. Although, I feel the artwork detracts from some of the sophistication - big, unattractive depictions of fruit and fish in unpleasant colors and compositions - art being subjective of course.

Our waitress was forgetful, but apologetic.

The menu is reasonably priced for the lunch entrees;however, the appetizers seem disproportionately priced. Nevertheless, I must say there wasn't one thing on the menu that I wouldn't want to order; but on a cold, gray, winter day, the Lamb Bourguignon held the most appeal. The portion was perfect and the gravy was flavorful, however, to my palate the lamb tasted more like beef.

They make all of their desserts on the premises and I truly enjoyed the Coconut Cream Pie with slivers of fresh, toasted coconut atop. The cream was deliberately unsweetened, so as not to war with the sweetness of the Chocolate ganache, macadamia nut crust. The coffee, very good- always a plus.

Rating: Pretty Middle Toe


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Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?

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