Mark & I ended up going to eat lunch at Say Cheese! Thanks to the recommendation of broadway_rose we went to try this great place on 9th Avenue. They had THE BEST grilled sandwiches ever!! I had a grilled cheese with bacon sandwich (which, in retrospect I should've been more adventurous and tried something more exotic). Mark had the "El Cubano" which was filled with pork, ham, swiss cheese, and pickles. We were in complete heaven!! :) We're definitely taking another trip back there before we head home. :)
We also took a walk around 5th Avenue and Rockefeller Center. :) On our way there, we stopped in the Nintendo World store and Mark went crazy! He didn't want to come out, I think he wanted to buy everything there. :) On the way back to the hotel we found this great bakery that sold THE BEST chocolate chip cookies. As full as we were, we just couldn't resist buying some to take back with us. :)
Then tonight we went to see "Spelling Bee" which we both adored! :) It was such a hilarious and cute show! The funniest parts were the audience interaction bits with the audience members who were picked to be "spellers." The entire cast was hysterical, but I really enjoyed Celia's performance the most... she was wonderful.
After the show we hung around the stage door in the hopes of seeing Celia. I RARELY ever go to the stage door - I really only go to see Kevin (or my other favorites in LA) so I was pretty apprehensive about staying after "Spelling Bee"... Sadly, Celia, Dan, and Jose never came out. :( But the performers that I did get to meet were all SO nice. :)
Finally we ended our evening with a yummy dinner at Applebee's and the best deep fried bread pudding dessert ever! :) It was served hot with vanilla ice cream, and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon with warm caramel dipping sauce. It was the best thing I ate all day! In fact, it was so good that Mark and I have decided that Applebee's is one place we HAVE to go to when we're in LA next... just to eat the bread pudding again. :) I sure hope the eating portion of this trip calms down a bit... if it doesn't, I won't be able to fit into the clothes I brought! :P
I'm off to get some sleep. Tomorrow we're seeing the "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" matinee and then meeting bigrivermusical for dinner, and then we're all seeing "Sweeney Todd." It should be a great day. :) Hope you all have a nice evening! :)
Here we are at Say Cheese! with our scumptious sandwiches! :D
My grilled cheese and bacon sandwich. :) It was so HUGE!! And SO delicious!! :D
Mark and his scrumptious Cubano sandwich!
As you can see, by the time I took this picture - there was nothing left of his sandwich to photograph! ;)
Mark was in absolute heaven when we hit the Nintendo World store.
We bought a stuffed Dacshund Nintendog for Susan - it was SO cute!! :)
Here we are at Rockefeller Center! :)
I really liked that statue thing outside the Time/Life building. :)
Here I am with Derrick Baskin - who played Mitch Mahoney in "Bee". :)
Here I am with Deborah Craig, who played Marcy Park. :)