Friday, January 21, 2011

Wintry Mix--Giant Pizza & Shrek

When it started snowing yesterday, I was not at all excited. We had plans to go eat a giant pizza at the Trolley Stop Market and then go see Shrek at the Orpheum! I checked Facebook at 4pm and both places were staying open despite the weather, so we ventured forth.

It was really nice to have dinner at the Trolley Stop without it being super crowded. (Don't get me wrong, I love that they are kicking ass and taking names over there, but sometimes it's nice to feel like you have a secret hide out!)

When we first ate the giant pizza (which is 28 inches) there were only 5 of us. Having eight people was much better. My mom, my older sister, and my two nieces and one nephew were all very excited to be partaking in the giant pizza. It was still plenty of food, trust me.


My nephew folded his piece over like he'd been born and raised in NY and had been eating giant pizza all of his life. My mom and older sister daintily cut theirs with a knife and fork, and shared two pieces between them and my littlest niece. Here, Satchel and Jiro demonstrate the Team Oster technique. Normally, one would hang the pizza off of a plate, but with the giant pizza we had to substitute pizza pans as plates! My older niece quickly caught on.


The giant pizza is about $50, which seems like a lot, but it is a total steal when it's dinner for eight. (We even had a slice leftover for Warren.)

Once we finished stuffing ourselves, we headed over to the Orpheum. It was kids' night so inside it was extra festive. (Kids night features buy one adult ticket, get one child's ticket free, which is a major deal.) There were tons of families in attendance and the Orpheum staff were happily handing out free Shrek ears for the kids. I was very impressed and thankful that we could now avoid the whole merch section!


They let the kids bring in candy:


And at intermission they had activities to do. Each child got a cute little gingerbread notebook and stickers to decorate it with.


On top of having all of the great extras, the show itself was absolutely fantastic. Seriously! I had zero expectations and was completely blown away. I think it is safe to say that our entire crew ranging in age from 4 to Grandmother, and including an actual Teenager--enjoyed it immensely.

It was totally worth braving the elements for. For those of you on the fence, I definitely recommend catching the show this weekend! (If you want a giant pizza, be sure and call ahead!)


Shannon said...

it looks like you guys had a blast! i'm totally learning about so many kid friendly things to do in memphis-thanks to steph and you:). maisy is a little young for the kid's night at the orpheum though. chip has been talking about the trolley stop. i totally need to try it out.

Stanfill said...

it looks like you guys had a blast! it's good to see people braving the elements to have a good time. even though kid's night at the orpheum looks a little mature for maisy, i am learning about a lot of kid friendly events around memphis from steph and you. chip has been talking up the trolley stop. it looks like i really need to check it out.

-carrie miller

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