The Daily Short List: Jan 3
When John Lennon was gunned down by Mark David Chapman in front of his apartment in 1980, it was a sad day. Filmed in the actual places where the events took place, Andrew Piddington’s film The Killing of John Lennon is a drama that takes a look at the three months of Chapman’s life prior to the murder of an icon. Dinner before a movie like this should be equally wacky. Check out Tortilla Flats. The food is Mexican and delicious, but it’s the insanity within (bingo and hula-hoop nights) that is the real calling for this place. For drinks afterwards, hit the White Horse Tavern, a great bar and the old haunting grounds for Dylan Thomas. If you somehow have time before all of this, stop by Magnolia Bakery for some of the best tasting cupcakes in the city.