Philly Restaurant Short - El Rey

Sunday, July 22, 2012

 
One of my favorite spots is El Rey (2013 Chestnut Street). Twice when people have come to visit me from out of town, I've taken them here and they've all really thought it was a good choice - the pricey pitchers of Sangria and traditional Margaritas does make it a party!

Love the funky decor, a mix of 1950's diner, eclectic Mexican, and a 1970's B movie house.


The food is a little expensive for Mexican, it's not one of those joints where you get a pile of food w/chips & salsa for $7.99. Not sure they exists anywhere any more. El Rey is Mexican done Stephen Starr style, but it's super good!

They've recently added a Breakfast Burrito you can order anytime of the day: scrambled eggs, avocado, rice, Chihuahua cheese w/ choice of chorizo, bacon or black beans - 4 Tines





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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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