2017 may have been a shitshow for a whole slew of reasons, but one giant reason in its favor is that it was so full of Twin Peaks goodness. Not only did the revival on Showtime kick serious ass, we got 18 hours of it and it still managed to confound and excite us. I really should have known that with it being Twin Peaks, it wouldn’t end neatly. Then obviously I posted about it back in September, which was when Larry & I went to Seattle & Vancouver for a week and tagged one of the days as a Twin Peaks day:
I said it enough in the post, but that day was seriously one of the best days ever. I got to see nearly every Seattle-adjacent filming location that I would have wanted to have seen….except for the actual exterior location of “the Roadhouse.” It was located in the opposite direction of where we were heading, so it had to be dropped and I figured maybe one day, we’d go back? Well, may not need to as the Roadhouse came to Los Angeles!
Saturday, December 30, 2017 @ The Roadhouse in Los Angeles
This pop-up was incredible. You enter and then walk through several corridors of Black Lodge goodness, passing into an outdoor area with some sycamore trees, the entrance to the Black Lodge, and Owl Cave scribblings. Then you head into the restaurant area where you are now in the Roadhouse. Great food and some solid, interesting drink offerings, all themed to Twin Peaks characters or motifs. I ended up getting a fantastic Great Northern Steak & Frites while Larry got Betty Briggs Meatloaf Burger, and then I had a Laura Palmer drink followed by a surprising hot cup beverage called Cherry Pie That’ll Kill Ya. All followed with Cherry Pie and Donuts. Yeah, we might have eaten a lot.
At the end of our 90 minutes or so, we left and I bought two Twin Peaks t-shirts, and then we called it a day. This excursion also served as our ‘going out for New Year’s’ event as basically there were so many unpleasant outings for a few years it is just not fun anymore. But staying home? Hella fun. We ended up watching movies yesterday, starting with Diamonds Are Forever, then renting Despicable Me 3 from ITunes (it was okay – I think I liked the previous 2 more although I did like the 80s-themed villain), and following it up with Spy, which still is just so damn funny. Larry made a wonderful chicken parmesan dinner and then we watched the Kathy-less CNN NYE for a little and drank a bottle of champagne. And here we are now in 2018. Let’s make it a good year – lots of exciting things coming up, notably buying and moving into a brand new house!!!