May 23rd, 2009

new york

Francis Bacon! Frank Lloyd Wright! And Sichuan mouth on fire!




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The illustrious, talented, and multilingual BJ/caestus is in town, and we're hitting a couple musuem shows followed by a great Sichuan dinner tomorrow (Sunday). Here's the info if any of you want to join us:

We're meeting on the steps of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Fifth Ave at 82nd St) at noon to take in their big Francis Bacon Centenary Retrospective. After that, we'll head up Fifth Avenue for the big Frank Lloyd Wright show at his very own Guggenheim Museum. Both of these exhibits are blockbuster shows that have just recently opened, so expect a good number of people in the galleries even on a holiday weekend.

Later, we'll make our way down to the East Village for Grand Sichuan International at 21 St. Mark's Place (Eighth St.) between Third and Second Aves for an incredible Chinese dinner at 6:00 pm if you want to join us just for dinner. BJ orders and converses with the waiters in Chinese (which impresses them a lot), so we always get great service, and they have all sorts of Sichuan dishes not found on the average Chinese menu.

I'll also have my cell phone on me, email me at thornyc at livejournal dot com if you need my number.