Thursday, February 18, 2010

February Cine-Dips: Breakfast at Tiffany's

When: Saturday February 20 at 8 PM
Where: Chez Petersen
Why: In honor of Valentine's Day
What: Breakfast at Tiffany's and your favorite breakfast-themed dips -- plus Mimosas!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Some are born to endless night...

...but all who attended Vegan Thanksgiving cine-dips were born to sweet delight.

There were black bean and yam sliders, baked squash and Brussel sprouts in a balsamic glaze, homemade chocolate mint soy ice cream, apples and walnuts in a cinnamon-y sauce, pumpkin pie, boozey silk nog, and wild turkey.

Roth and Fawkes.

Danielle and Fawkes.

Fawkes by herself after scratching everyone who tried to pet her.

The mens deep into a political discussion.

Roth and Jason.

Snoozy Danielle.

Stephanie and Steven.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thanksgiving Cine-Dips

We will be watching Dead Man for November Cine-Dips. Dead Man is an "acid western" by Jim Jarmusch. The film stars Johnny Depp (as the cowboy, a.k.a. "stupid-fucking-white-man") and Gary Farmer (as the Indian, a.k.a. Nobody) with appearances from Crispin Glover, Robert Mitchum, and Iggy Pop.

It's a fantastic film. We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do.

To further subvert this Thanksgiving themed cine-dips, I thought we'd try making the dips and drinks all vegan.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Aftermath

Last night Ban and I hosted Cine-Dips. Our amazing friends started this group earlier this year and we've been unable to make a single get together until now because as Manna repeatedly stated, we are losers. After last night, hopefully our loser-status has been revoked.

Ban made Shrimp and Sesame Sticks with Apricot Dipping Sauce. Check out the recipe here. They were delicious! He also made Roasted Red Pepper, Almond, and Garlic Dip that he served with fresh cut veggies. This dip was excellent too. Here's the recipe for it if you want to try it out.
The rest of the gang rounded out the spread with asiago dip & pita chips, chocolate stout cheese, and fig spread with crostini, chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes. Sadly, I forgot to photograph all this deliciousness. So, you'll have to take my word for it.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the movie, The Man Who Planted Trees, and a great conversation ensued.

Afterward, we took to the basement and played Rockband, Rockband 2, and Beatles Rockband. We'll get Manna up to speed on those Beatles songs if it kills me. Love you, Manna :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Man Who Planted Trees

Saturday night Cine-Dips will be infiltrated by two new members who'll be hosting the prestigious gathering this month. The most notable round up of this group held here previously was the night that Barack Obama was elected President. That night was characterized by hope and inspiration.

We'd like to continue that theme with our movie selection, The Man Who Planted Trees which won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 1987. You can read up on the movie at IMDB here or Wikipedia here. You can bet that we'll be serving up food and drinks that are awe-inspiring (couldn't resist, sorry). Cine-Dips...Yes.We.Can

Friday, July 17, 2009


Tonight we will be watching the Fritz Lang film "M" at Jason and Yvonne's. J & Y have promised M-artinis and Bloody M-arys while S & S mentioned a M-artha Stewart dip containing some M-ingredients. M & A will be bringing mmmm...cookies and

Friday, June 26, 2009

June Cine-Dips

Jason and Yvonne had some things come up this month, so the June Cine-Dips will be at Steven and Stephanie's house, Saturday, June 27 at 8PM. We'll be watching Dirty Dancing, a study of class and gender in the 1960s, wrapped up in a coming-of-age love story, and topped off with a very, very awesome soundtrack.