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Posted on Saturday 6 December 2008 at 2:20 pm

Cakes and Concert


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The cakes were a big hit. People kept telling me they were too cute to eat and asking if I really made them all myself. When I finally convinced everyone that they weren't too cute to eat, I was also informed that they were delicious. A couple of the prof's four-year-old daughter enjoyed the eggnog frosting more than the eggnog cake and ended up with a purple mouth and tongue from licking the black frosting off the cake, but she seemed to be enjoying herself and mom didn't seem too put out by the purple face so all is well.

The concert last night was awesome. It was a couple of bluegrass bands and the music was great, but the venue was freaking awesome. It was at this place called the Jewish Mother and I'd never been there before. To picture this place, you need to start by imagining a small typical American roadside diner. You walk in the door, and there is the long counter along one wall with the glass case full of cakes, pies, and other desserts, the seating on stools for a few patrons, and the huge window opening into the kitchen. That basically takes up half the place. The other half the place is booths and tables for more people to sit. The menu is mostly burgers, hot sandwiches, breakfast 24-7, and whatever the daily dinner special happens to be. Got the diner in your mind? Good. Now take it and shove a wedge between the counter-and-kitchen half and the seating area half. In this gap, insert a space about equal in size to the original diner. The long-half of this space closest to the sitting area is left completely open and the other half is filled with a narrow stage and a full-service bar. That's where the show was last night. It was small, eccentric, and just plain cool. I got home at like 3:00 am and am exhausted today but it was worth it.

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kate_scarlet
kate_scarlet at 7:33 pm on 06 December 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I remember a place called the Jewish Mother, but I think it was closed the whole time I lived in Williamsburg. Drat. It sounds awesome.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 7:36 pm on 06 December 2008 (UTC) (Link)
There apparently used to be a Jewish Mother in Williamsburg itself, owned by the same people as the one I went to which was in Virginia Beach. My understanding is something happened (maybe a fire?) and they never rebuilt and reopened. I guess you were here during the time it say empty and they were deciding what to do. They finally tore it down completely and I believe there is now an Arby's on the spot of the Williamsburg Jewish Mother :( As much as I love me some curly fries, that is such a waste.
kate_scarlet
kate_scarlet at 7:51 pm on 06 December 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that sounds about right. I wanted to say that the Jewish Mother had a fire and that's why it was closed. I think it was sitting sadly off to the right on Richmond Rd my four years...



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