PNC Broadway Across America season started. The first show was Annie. This was a fun show and put smiles on our faces. We were surprised at how young some of the children in attendance were and then not very pleased that parents would bring such young children to a show because throughout the entire show there was constant chattering, whining, constant candy unwrapping and crinkling, the constant shifting in seats, standing up, squirming, pacing, constant trips to the bathroom, all right in front of us -- it was darn annoying.
After the show we went to dinner at Grit & Grace. Our first visit was back in February 2014 when we met some friends after a show. We were early for our 5 pm dinner but were seated right away. Grit & Grace is a small plates/large plates plus dim sum place, so dishes are meant to be shared and arrived at the table as they are ready. Here's what we enjoyed:
I am actually a bit torn on Grit & Grace. I love the atmosphere - dimly lit, the browns and golds, cozy. The hostess and servers are fantastic. The cocktails good. We've enjoyed all our food and not been disappointed with anything we've ordered, but... Perhaps because of the final tally on the bill... Perhaps because it caters more to SP's flavor preferences than mine (miso, garlic, pickling, chili, dashi)... both times I've left a tad disappointed. Not in a "we won't go back" kind of way, just in a "gosh that was an awful lot of money and I feel vaguely unsatisfied and I'm just not sure that when I compare it against other restaurants where we spend that much that it was really worth it" kind of way. But I'd go back.