|Crooners Lounge - Fort Scott|
Last Saturday found us "out on the town" -- for dinner and a show. Dinner was at Crooner's Lounge which is attached to Fort Scott's beloved Liberty Theatre. It's always a fun evening when we have dinner before the show at Crooner's and last Saturday night was no exception.
Dinner was wonderful . . .
|To start: a fig barbecue sauced duck on flatbread|
The appetizer of flatbread with duck, apple and a fig barbecue sauce and . . .
|Prime rib carved to order -- just one of the entrees on the buffet|
Prime rib carved to order and . . .
|chippino -- the best I've tasted outside of San Francisco!|
Cioppino -- full of scallops, mussels and oysters . . .
and the "A-Maye-Zing" part of the evening . . .
Miss Marilyn Maye herself!!!! An hour and a half of the best female jazz singer in America. She plays New York City several times a year and here she is in our little town on the prairie!!!
Marilyn is a "local" having been born in Wichita, Kansas and for many years she played at The Colony in Kansas City (and I got to see her there when I was a sophisticated career girl on a date) and we think we are so fortunate that this is her fourth performance at our beloved Liberty. She loves Fort Scott and Fort Scott loves her!!!!
She has the distinction of having been on the Johnny Carson's show more times than anyone else (76, I believe) and I do remember years ago seeing our local celebrity sitting in the chair next to Johnny. She was one of his favorite performers -- they understood each other for they were both midwesterners!
We small towners like to feel that we are as sophisticated as our big city cousins -- it's easy to feel that way after a gourmet meal at Crooners followed by a Marilyn Maye performance.