Saturday, July 25, 2009

Cracking the case of the mysteriously missing salmon

We had another installment of our monthly dinner series last night, and this one was a peach-sangria dream. I'm still recovering, and I wasn't even at the table till halfway through. What the lovely people who spent the evening in Like the Spice didn't know is that we had caterer chaos the morning, and our usual providers turned prima-donna, leaving us stranded... Salmon-less.

At the very last minute, Curiouso Pizzeria & Ristorante came the rescue with a seriously scrumptious spread of tiny meatballs and crisp salad, decadant eggplant rollatini and lemony chicken. If you haven't been to this awesome new local spot you need to plan a Saturday around it. Not only do they make DELICIOUS pizza and pasta (I'm eating a seafood linguini from them right now and I swear to god it's the only thing helping me survive my sangria hangover) they're run by the nicest guys we could hope to have as neighbors. Also, their website rocks hardcore. We sent them a video of us dancing to the funky background music. I think we should throw a Curioso/Like the Spice block party later in the summer, don't you?

So, we shared pitchers of homemade peach and white wine sangria and had, actually, one of the most stimulating and intense conversations ever to grace our table. With a mix of arts professionals, collectors and artists, we were amazed at the range of ideas and opinions that everyone the wine and camaraderie helped bring out. The matter of the Art Assistant's role in the art world isn't a simple one, and the conversation and debate carried on well past 10pm.

Off the Clock: The Artist Assistant Show is up until September, so make sure you stop in to see it! Remember, for the rest of the summer we're open Wed-Sun 12-7 (And Mondays by appointment). See you soon!

I need a vitamin water.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Clearly, We're The Very Latest Thing

How do we know? Because all sorts of people are talking about us! Our current show, Off The Clock, is a celebration of the artist's assistant. And we're happy that people have noticed!

First, out of no particular order, there's The Amateur Art Collector. They said that it was "a really smart idea" and that we were "up-and-coming"! Up-and-coming! We're almost three years old, so that makes us feel young again.

Next there were the nice, tiny capital letters of Karen at Wasting Time. Karen clearly has some stories of her own about assisting artists. If you visit her blog, maybe she'll even share them with you!

And, finally, there's our friends at L Magazine, who gave us a little shout out as a nice place to visit on a Friday night. Thanks, L Magazine. We think you're a nice place to read every day!

If you were on the fence, let our good press persuade you. Come in and see Off The Clock right now! And don't forget to make reservations for Assisted Dining on July 24th. All you'll have to do is finish!