Despite my unwavering fear and hatred of clowns (my child will never have a clown-themed birthday party … sorry future son or daughter), I absolutely love the circus. Well, the circus that is Cirque de Soleil. My family and I have been religious in our attendance to almost every single production over the past 15 years and while my level of flexibility is constrained to the occasional downward facing dog, I still believe that someday, I will shoot to stardom in my debut as a 4’8” contortionist.
Last night, my parents and I saw the newest Cirque de Soleil show, Amaluna, at AT&T Park. As expected, we were totally memorized by the outrageous costumes, sets and rubber-band-like people running around the pop-up tent. For anyone who hasn’t been, this show is a must.
Of course, a night at the circus could never be enjoyed on an empty stomach, so we managed to squeeze in a quick bite at one of SOMA’s newest spots, TBD. Being the little sister restaurant of AQ, we knew we couldn’t really go too wrong, especially with a bottle of 2009 Domaine St. Claire Syrah (“Etincelle” Crozes-Hermitage). Thanks Mom & Dad.
It may sound overly simple, but the bread, butter & seaweed from the grill is a must try.
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