After two years and three reschedules, we were thrilled to make our way in town for dinner and a show! Let’s start with dinner. Lyla Lila is located in the same block as The Fox Theater and couldn’t be a more perfect pre show dinner option. It was a rainy night, so the proximity to parking and the theater was even more appreciated than usual.
The space is beautifully decorated with airy ceilings, sweeping views of the bustling street, casually elegant decor. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE eating in pretty places.
We started with cocktails (Monk’s Repose and Fist of Fury) and the crispy artichokes. The drinks were perfect and the appetizer was absolutely delicious – and not something I’d ever make at home.
The menu is southern European, evolving seasonally to reflect local availability of everything from the vegetables to the seafood. Everything we ate was divine and just as beautiful to look at as the restaurant itself. We weren’t absolutely starving, so we opted to share two pasta dishes and the okra. Honey’s favorite was the smoked ricotta ravioli, and I loved the wagyu beef ravioli, but both were excellent and it was nice to have some of each. I loved this presentation of okra as it was different than any way I’d ever enjoyed that veggie, which is nice here in the South!
It was such a delightful time!
We originally booked Hamilton Atlanta in 2019 for spring 2020, then fall 2020 and now fall 2021. We were absolutely giddy to get to the show after dinner! Well, they left everyone standing outside in the rain. Forever. After 45 minutes of waiting at around 7:08 PM (curtain was 7:30), they finally sent a parking attendant out who shouted “SHOW IS CANCELLED. GO HOME. CALL THE FOX TOMORROW IF YOU NEED INFORMATION.” What??? It was mass chaos and confusion. We didn’t believe it at first but, sure enough, people were leaving in droves. We finally made our way to the box office where we were told they had technical difficulties. We found out the next day on Facebook that they didn’t complete their “covid protocols” in time and cancelled. Such a huge disappointment.
Our show was rescheduled for next week and we are trying to piece together help with the boys (again) to get down there. Part of me wants to throw in the towel after seeing it twice in New York. But then the other part of me thinks I waited two years, what’s one more week. HA!
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED