Jun 17, 2011
Going to the Circus
Couldn't post last night because I was out foolishly late having dinner with friends at Circus...which has become today's post. Normally, restaurants that involve some sort of gimmick have overpriced, lackluster food—and frequently a lackluster gimmick, as well. I am pleasantly surprised to report that not only was the (admittedly pricey) food very good, but the performances at Circus were excellent. During the course of our meal, we saw
a multi-hula-hoop-twirling girl
two underwear-clad fire-dancer girls
a pair of girls who did an aerial hoop act in blacklighting
and an acrobat-type guy who did a pretty impressive robot (and stripped to shirtlessness)
The performances were all very short but well choreographed, more sexy than schlocky (always a risk when a circus theme is involved), and the brief-but-brilliant format worked for the restaurant/venue setting. Oh, and there were no clowns, which was a plus. Objections: the blaring music, the fact that they lost our reservation, and the two-course minimum. Was it worth it? Hell yes. Not the sort of thing I'd do on a regular basis, but once in a while—definitely.