When it comes to dinner and a movie, no one does it quite like the Alamo Drafthouse. With new locations popping up all over the US, even more people will be able to partake in the deliciousness that us Austinites rave about on a regular basis. This small theater chain (although, I hate calling it that due to the normally negative connotation it brings) normally have a full menu to order from while watching a film, but they also hold events they like to call “feasts” for various fan-favorites.
What this means for movie and foodie buffs alike is that you are about to partake in an experience that will delight all senses for the full run-time of one of your favorite flicks.
So, sit back and relax, because you’re about to be taken though the endorphin-rush that was the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World feast. Oh, and by the way, it gets better… Edgar Wright was there to hang out and get in on a little Q & A action.
The meal consisted of three very generously sized courses that were pretty humorously timed out with the film. The first being Kung Pao Chicken Pizza, which kind of sadly was served about the time Knives was predominately Scott’s interest. She is later in the film VERY briefly referred to as “Kung Pao Chicken” by Gideon in the final fight scene. So, unless you’ve watched the film several times over, you may not catch the reference until the climax. Which is a nice touch, and almost made it seem as if you were part of some kind of inside joke.
The second course was slightly more blatant a reference to Ivy’s new fling, who gets his vegan card revoked because he had not-so-accidentally eaten some Chicken Parmesan. And even though the meal served featured Vegan Chicken Parm with Garlic bread (Scott’s favorite food) just before the vegan police get to the scene, one feels slightly guilty having finished it all (and feeling rather stuffed) knowing full well desert is on the way.
Now, when reading the menu online before the screening, I knew I was just going to have to trust the chef in the dark theater on this last one. Believe me, I was not disappointed. The third course was called “Peaches and Gravy” Ploye. From my initial viewing of the film I had picked up this little Beck reference (Peaches and Cream + Nicotine and Gravy) Scott makes when talking about his and Kim’s current relationship, but wasn’t sure how good a thing that was after the look he got in return. And after an already amazing evening of food, I didn’t think he could top himself enough that I could make room for more, but chef John Bullington mixed the flavors and textures between the grilled peach, vanilla gravy, and buckwheat pancake so well I was on cloud nine and at the Chaos theater watching (as Harry Knowles put it) George Michael and Max Fischer duke it out over maybe even my own heart.
Lets just say I was full, and very happy at the end of the night. Did I mention this is one of my favorite movies?
When asked who he thought Scott should end up with, Edgar Wright went with Ramona. He also noted, that although the line was absent from the graphic novel, writer Bryan Lee O’Malley still gave Knives Chau the powerful line that made it all alright, “I’m too cool for you anyway.”