With diverse textures and flavors, the Saigon Baguette sandwiches are a gift from out of this world.
Restaurant Reviews Greg Elwell Saigon Baguette 2426 N. Classen Blvd. 524-2660 What works: Barbecue pork banh mi and egg rolls for crazy cheap. What needs work: The line can get a little long. Tips: Take cash. The entrance is the door on the east side of the building.
Not that you’d notice, but here’s what’s been eating up my free time of late: As founder of The Movie Clubbed, I’ll be part of Saturday’s live skewering of Skatetown, U.S.A., an abomination of pop celluloid that was 1979’s both best and worst “rock and roller disco movie of the year!”
"Turns out there’s a reason 1979’s Skatetown, U.S.A. has never hit VHS or DVD: It really sucks. The alleged comedy starring Scott Baio and Patrick Swayze will get a live, Mystery Science Theater 3000-style beating from The Movie Clubbed, whose members include a few Oklahoma Gazetteers, at 8 p.m. Saturday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch. Also to be skewered: a 1972 short by the OKC Urban Renewal Authority. Tickets are $5-$8. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com."
This marks The Movie Clubbed’s second time at bat. The first was back in March, when we (me, Richard York, Brian Winkeler, Greg Elwell and Spencer Hicks) zapped Zardoz, the 1974 science-fiction slice of nonsense starring Sean Connery. We didn’t think we find a more painful follow-up, but we were wrong.
What’s “special” about this Skatetown screening is that the Oklahoma City Museum of Art has procured a 35mm print. That’s right: They weren’t all burned in anger. With any luck, this one will spontaneously combust as soon as we’re done with it, so buy your tickets now before they skate away. There's even an unofficial after-party at The Paramount on Film Row, for which Brian bought the Skatetown soundtrack LP off eBay. You've been warned, but see you there anyway? —Rod Lott
What works: Amazing food, especially the Pollo a La Brasa and ceviches. What needs work: Purple corn drink is not in my wheelhouse. Tips: Meat lovers, get the Parrillada Inca if you want to try a bit of everything.
Is one of Oklahoma City’s most beloved French restaurants worth your time? Oui, oui.
Restaurant Reviews Greg Elwell La Baguette Bistro 7408 N. May labaguettebistro.com 840-3047 What Works: The food. Specifically the kind you eat. What Needs Work: The Bermuda Triangle dining room. Don’t get lost! Tips: Try something different. This is the kind of place that does different very well.