WHERE TO BE
• La Vida Loca — 9 p.m. Fridays — Cocopah Casino’s River Room • DJ Sloe — 9 p.m. Fridays — LZ Bar and Grill • DJ Rudy — 9:30 p.m. Friday — Paradise Casino’s Sharky’s Lounge • Ernie Shoemaker — 5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays — AmVets • Tom Teven — 3 p.m. Saturday — Strummer’s Village Tavern • Ernie Shoemaker — 1 p.m. Sundays — DAV • Wild Ride — 6 p.m. Wednesdays — LZ Bar and Grill • Jimmy Caves — 4 p.m. Oct. 27 — American Legion 56
• 5 p.m. Thursdays — Daybreakers Cafe • 6:30 p.m. Thursdays — VFW Post 1763 • 8 p.m. Thursdays — LZ Bar and Grill • 9 p.m. Thursdays — Strummer’s Village Tavern • 8 p.m. Friday — VFW Post 1763 • 9:30 Fridays — Shadows Lounge • 10 p.m. Friday — Showcase Lounge • 5 p.m. Saturdays — Strummer’s Village Tavern • 8 p.m. Saturdays — Wild River Player’s Lounge • 8 p.m. Saturdays — Paradise Casino • 9 p.m. Saturday — Showcase Lounge • 4:30 p.m. Sundays — VFW Post 1763 • 7 p.m. Mondays — Strummer’s Village Taver
The Chasseur is a likable enough tavern. Think of it as the kind of place where you can sit down for a good square meal of well-prepared comfort food and then, if you’re feeling perky, spend some time at the adjacent bar with your friends and neighbors.
There’s potential for The Chasseur to be more than just likable. Given time and effort, The Chasseur could develop into something even better — a winning tavern. Here we’re talking about a place you’d work into your schedule, maybe spread the word about, or, if it’s really special, keep it to yourself.
For now, we’ll take likable. After a brief but rocky run as Adam’s Eve, the corner Canton property that was once The Crossroads appears to be in good hands.
The new owners, led by David Tobash, have made a series of good first moves, beginning with the appealing new name. A
I may be coming around to Jess Franco. My experiences with the director have been limited to his entries in Kinos Redemption series of Euro-horror Blu-rays, and the first batch (Oasis of the Zombies, Female Vampire, Exorcism) were tired, dull little numbers, far more cheap than artful. Now with The Awful Dr. Orlof and A Virgin Among the Living Dead arriving on Blu, I can finally start to see what Francos appeal is all about. The disc for A Virgin Among the Living Dead is an interesting case, as it presents two different versions of the same film. Francos cut is Christina, Princess of Eroticism and the title version, A Virgin Among the Living Dead, is that same film with added zombie footage shot by Francos friend, director Jean Rollin.
Id never seen Franco even attempt anything that could even remotely be called humor, but there are a couple of scenes (and a darkly playful tone) in Christina that caught me off guard.
Luckily, our first “date” with the Orleans Public House was such a success we are looking forward to a second one soon. The website promises all food is made from scratch using as many local ingredients as possible, so we decided to give the early-bird specials a try.
Those $15 specials are served from 4 to 6 p.m. and include bread, a house salad or cup of chowder, and a choice of four entrees. Our server said the specials change every few days so there are always new things to sample.
Orleans Public House opened in late June in the former Rosina’s. The dining room was given a nice rehab. Fresh paint in neutral colors, hardwood floors and a combination of booths and tables set with woven placemats creates a sense of casual elegance.
Walls are decorated with art by local artists, this month featuring de Castellane Gallery in Dennisport.