On October 14, North One 10 Restaurant’s “Evening With Edna Buchanan” will pair the cool mystery novelist with a “crime fiction inspired” dinner provided by Dale and Dewey LoSasso and crew. The event will presumably provide the author with an intimate forum in which to introduce her latest thriller, Legally Dead, and should definitely provide guests with plenty of good food and drink.
“You Only Die Twice” hors d’ouerves will include two-way tidbits such as pan seared steak crostini and beef tartare, and shrimp with crispy soba noodles and in mango salad. First course choices are “Never Let Them See You Cry Onion Soup”, ‘Killer Oyster Po Boy”, and “Stone Crab Hot Dog, Pomegranate Ketchup, Chips” -- guess they couldn’t come up with a Buchanan book title to match the hot dog. I get the concept, but I still say “Mac and Cheese with A Familiar Face of Shrimp and Mushrooms” sounds awkward.
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Entrees, desserts, and coffee/tea follow, the cost $48 per person without wine, $58 per “with evil wine flights”. It all sounds like a fine time, but a hopefully helpful suggestion for the LoSassos concerning the next such dinner: If your guest is a Pulitzer Prize winning scribe, perhaps you should let her write the menu descriptions.
The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m., and if you’re thinking of attending you should probably reserve soon.
-- Lee Klein