The following New Orleans restaurants are getting colorful with shades of pink, and are giving back this October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tujague’s will showcase the Pink Lady ($14, pictured) – gin, grenadine, and egg white. For every Pink Lady sold during the month of October, $1 will be donated to Krewe de Pink to help support local Breast Cancer research.
Throughout the month of October, Toups Meatery will feature the Sally Fields Forever cocktail, created by Head Bartender Kenny Watson. Available for $13, the specialty cocktail features a smooth blend of Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka, strawberry shrub, ginger syrup, orange blossom water and lemon juice. For every Sally Fields Forever drink sold, Toups Meatery will donate $5 to the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation with funds to be earmarked for women in the hospitality business who are battling breast cancer.
In honor of all women, for the month of October, Beverage Director Mickey Mullins created the Bower Sour ($14) – a blend of bourbon, house made hibiscus syrup, house made sour, and aquafaba. For every Bower Sour sold during the month of October, $1 will be donated to Krewe de Pink to help support local breast cancer research.
For the month of October, Birdy’s has created the Dragon Fruit Paloma ($11) – tequila, grapefruit, dragon fruit, and soda. For every cocktail sold $1 will be donated to Krewe de Pink to help support local breast cancer research. Birdy’s is located Behind the Bower- 1320 Magazine Street, New Orleans www.birdysnola.com
Chef/owner Sophina Uong has a very personal reason to GO PINK! Uong recently lost her mother to breast cancer. In honor of her mom and those afflicted with this disease, Chef Uong has created the Lina’s Donuts ($12) - cachaca, fresh lime juice, turbinado simple syrup, red beet puree, served on the rocks and garnished with slices of serrano pepper. Mister Mao will donate $2 to Krewe de Pink.
It must be a real downer to have set a movie release date and then have that date coincide with the death of South London’s most famous mother of four. Said film being a murder mystery, even a hint of regal foul play might have helped in the marketing, but alas. Some deaths eclipse even those penned by Agatha Christie.
See How They Run isn’t an actual Agatha Christie adaptation, but it takes place against the backdrop of a production of her play, The Mousetrap, the longest-running whodunnit in London’s theatrical history.
This meta approach is carried through, with the narrator deconstructing the tropes of whodunnit stories even as the movie itself employs them. The characters even talk about the play’s cliches as the film script cuts to the exact thing they’re talking about. Is it a cute device or sort of a cop out to buffer the use of well-trodden ideas? I’m going to say that See How They Run is just about charming enough to carry it off.
A misanthropic film director played by Adrian Brody plays the death interest (this isn’t a spoiler, they signpost it from the beginning), with the dependably-entertaining Sam Rockwell and chatty rookie Saoirse “It’s Actually Pronounced Saoirse” Ronan as his partner fronting the investigation.
Of course, there’s an array of suspects with plausible motives, played with varying amounts of camp, but all well drawn. Anglophiles might recognize Reece Shearsmith (League of Gentlemen), Sian Clifford (Fleabag) and Tim Key (Alan Partridge). David Oyelowo is particularly charismatic as effete writer Mervyn Cocker-Norris, constantly locking horns with Brody over the screen adaptation of the play, and Harris Dickinson plays a great hand as Dickie Attenborough, who was in the real-life original cast.
Rockwell’s inspector is typically world-weary and boozy with, yes, an ex wife, and cynicism for days, and the scenes with Ronan, as she gabs away, saucer-eyed at meeting celebrities, are pacey and funny. The self-referential lines verge on smug, but fall just shy of jarring, and if you give into the silliness, it’s a fun ride. (PO)
See How They Run is playing at the Prytania Canal Place