By Tim Washer
Saturday our family went to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. One of my friends from the improv community Stacey, is in the show. We performed together in a troupe at Magnet Theater, and after our shows we’d grab a cheeseburger at the Triple Crown Ale House, an improv hangout. It was always a blast to be in a scene with Stacey — she’s a brilliant improviser, and if I remember correctly, she had the best high kicks in our troupe.
It’s hard to find the right adjective to describe the Christmas Spectacular.
photo: Bob Jagendorf
We had such a blast watching our kids light up. We did too. Stacey took us backstage after the show to see all the props and costumes, and the camel’s dressing room, who is a bit of a diva and constantly demanding Evian.
Stacey couldn’t join us for lunch as she had to get ready for her second performance (on some days, she dances in four shows.) We headed out to Petite Abeille to tackle the Banana Split Brussels Waffle, as seen on the Travel Channel’s “Breakfast Paradise.” No celebrity sightings, but the last time my daughter and I dined there, we sat close enough to Aaron Eckhart to eavesdrop on his script writing session for his next feature.
Yelp gives Triple Crown 3 out of 5 stars.
About the Cheeseburger & Comedy series.