21 February 2014

Up, up and away!

Basils Restaurant, Charleston, S.C.
This always makes me think of the bikes riding into the sky in ET. It is on the roof of one of Charleston's best Thai restaurants Basil. Oh yum. Green curry with eggplant, pad thai, oh my. It was the old Robinson's Bike Shop and the bicycle remained through a few business reincarnations and has become a King St. landmark. The bike store closed in 1998 after 110 years in business. That is quite a track record.

It's the weekend, kids! I didn't get out early but I did celebrate by going to see In Secret at the Terrace Theater which turned out to be a most depressing movie. I cheered myself up by stopping at Earthfare for a yummy dinner from their gourmet deli bar.

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  1. Whooooo, that movie looks like one I'd watch in a heartbeat! Depressing or not... the synopsis makes it sound irresistible. Glad you got your groove back with a delicious deli dinner!

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    1. I did indeed. I am not complaining although there was NO happy outcome for anyone in that movie.

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  2. It stands out very well against the sky.

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    1. Always a dramatic sight.

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  3. Interesting but one wonders what the significance of the bicycle is to the restaurant.

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    1. Bruce, It was left from the old bike shop that had been there. Nothing to do with Thai food but we like it.

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  4. Well, they "pedal" fine Thai food.

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  5. What a neat idea to leave the bike up there, even though it's no longer a bike store. No matter what business is in the building, people will always say, "You can't miss it, it's the building with the bike on the sign!"

    I'm with you on depressing movies. Luckily, good food will cure most any rotten mood.

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