#83 – Surprise date, planned by Sam

We got this idea from our friends over at Our Peculiar Band of Characters (if you are doing your own lists and need some ideas, check out their 2014 and 2015 lists, they have amazing ideas and we love following their adventures!).

So I can’t even be humble about this one, because guys, I rocked this.  Adam had no idea what we were doing on our multi-stage date night on Friday, and I’m pretty confident I’ve set the bar high for his turn at planning a date.

We started out at Wilbur Mexicana, a new-ish Mexican place, featuring tacos, and a salsa and hot sauce bar.  Totally fun, totally delicious.

Next we walked over to the big ticket event of the evening.  The TSO screened Back to the Future, with the full orchestra playing the entire score live.  It was incredible.  Movie scores are designed to mirror and exaggerate emotions and moods on screen, and to have it played live (upping the power, emotions, etc), was just awe inspiring.  Add to that a fairly fun and rowdy crowd (encouraged by the conductor), it was a super fun evening and probably one of the cooler things we’ve done in the city in a while.

THEN we walked over to the newly opened Sweet Jesus ice cream shop for some truly obnoxiously delicious ice cream cones, showing true commitment eating them walking back to the subway in zero degree weather.

Overall, an amazing night (though super sub-par photos!) and really fun having the element of surprise through the whole evening.

#83---Sam's-date

Details: Information about the TSO can be found here.  The next movie they are screening with live orchestra is Psycho on Halloween with full orchestra.  Menu and hours for Wilbur Mexicana can be found here and for Sweet Jesus here.

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7 thoughts on “#83 – Surprise date, planned by Sam

  1. Becky says:

    Thanks for the shout out! I LOVE this item, and am sure it’s going to be permanent on our yearly lists 🙂

  2. The food looks so so good.. I love the one with fairy floss! Funny about Back to the future.. I was only just telling my family how tomorrow is back to the future day haha

    • I think they planned it that way! The conductor asked prior to the movie start how many people were at the TSO for the first time, and it was a fair amount of the crowd. They definitely knew what they were doing capitalizing on the popularity right now!

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