Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Greene

So, while we were in Ohio last weekend, we got a little peckish and decided we needed some dinner out and maybe a movie. We checked with the hotel clerk and she recommended a movie theatre at a shopping center/mall called The Greene.

Y'all. Seriously, this is quite simply the coolest place on Earth. It's kind of like an old-fashioned downtown, with stores and restaurants and a park-like area in the center. And apartments as well. They actually, amazingly, encourage people to park and walk around outside! Incredible. The only problem was finding a place to park since, apparently, everyone in Ohio was at The Greene for the evening, but we managed.

We ate here. And the food was wonderful but, honestly, does anyone need that much food on their plate? We couldn't eat it all and we were rather annoyed since, after stuffing our faces with dinner, we didn't have room for the cheesecake which looked, quite frankly, rather like some dessert from the gods. Tom insisted on taking half his dinner back to the hotel and putting it in our little fridge, even though I assured him we would forget it and, you know what? We forgot it. He was heartbroken when he realized he had left half his chicken Marsala in the hotel fridge.

Then we walked around here. We would have walked and shopped more but, by this time, our eyelids were drooping and we were dangerously close to falling asleep on one of the park benches. So we headed back to the hotel.

So, if you are in the Dayton, Ohio area, we recommend The Greene. We want to go back and spend more time. Shopping. Definitely more shopping.

And this is totally not one of those blog posts where I'm hoping someone from The Cheesecake Factory or The Greene will like, come across my complimentary post, and offer some, oh, I don't know, coupons for some free meals or some free shopping or a free vacation to Tahiti because of all the free publicity I have given them.

OK. It totally is.


Boo said...

I LOVE the Cheesecake Factory! It is soooo delicious!! The food is fantastic and I CAN'T believe you didn't have any cheesecake! To.die.for!! They have one in Louisville and Cinncinati, maybe we need to go for Sis Day!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you didn't take cheesecake back to the hotel. It is totally awesome later that night after the food has settled.