Shrek the Musical drew in monster crowds throughout downtown Scranton this past weekend, with nearby watering holes and restaurants overflowing with green thanks to the engaging big, green brute.
Before Friday night’s glorious performance, I copped a quick squat at Posh at the Scranton Club where the joint was absolutely jumping with theater aficionados and foodies alike.
Since the dining room was packed to its uber posh rafters, I settled in the sumptuous bar area where I nibbled some gourmand pub grub washed down with a crispy pinot grigio. As I filled my face with the best crab puffs this side of Baltimore, I spied the far-from-crabby Peg Ruddy – doyenne of the Women’s Resource Center – as she chatted with fashionable friends at a corner table. Those sexy and saucy Lynett sisters, Sharon and Sheila, were also in the Posh house, as was the vivacious Virginia McGregor who appeared to be presiding over a celebratory gathering of local hospital types.
Truly, the place to see and be seen is at Posh during any given weekend. Pretty soon they’re going to start charging me rent!
On Saturday, I flew south to the Pocono Mountains and made a sophisticated pit stop at the Four Diamond Mount Airy Casino Resort for yet another party thrown in the elegant event center. E.J. the superb D.J. and his lofty sidekick, Mark Colarossi, kept attendees on their feet with their high octane dance music and I even managed to trip the night fantastic with that delicious Mount Airy F&B manager Joe Montoro as he made his way past the dance floor on his way to the kitchen.
Darling Joseph, while I truly adore your melt-in-your-mouth-moves, I was honestly searching for Property Operations VP Matthew Magda, who I hear can Cabbage Patch and Roger Rabbit like no other.
Instead, though, Magda made like the Running Man and exited the building, stage left, just before the party got started.
And I can hardly wait to get the party started when the Kiwanis Club hosts a roast for local celebrity diva Laurie Cadden this upcoming April. Miss Thang will certainly see her chestnuts roasting on an open fire when I get through with her, although my stalker-like behavior in regards to her significant other, Myer Moskovitz, may be true the inspiration for my taunts.
Why, I’m already sharpening my forked tongue in anticipation.
Meanwhile, I’m sharpening my forks in anticipation of the opening of Be Life Café and Marketplace in Chinchilla after sampling chef Rebekah Gillette’s wares this past weekend at the Everything Natural Health Fare in Clarks Summit.
Chef Rebekah, by the way, is the former proprietor of Food by Rebekah, an in-home personal chef service, will be opening her latest organic food and natural product business mid-February next to Woods and Company in Chinchilla.
The health fare, mind you, turned out to be a super successful endeavor in spite of the less-than-stellar weather, and I filled my mind thanks to a round of exhilarating lectures throughout the affable afternoon. Admittedly, I also filled my faux Fendi bag with a bevy of bountiful freebies that vendors were handing out at a variety of tables.
Afterwards, I packed up my belongings and went “Ohm.”