Sundays are meant for lounging and movies. For a charming movie theater experience, head to Ken Cinema in Kensington, the only single-screen theater in San Diego, open since 1946. Known as one of the first local theaters to screen foreign films, Ken Cinema also shows independent films, as well as classics like “Blazing Saddles,” “Ghostbusters,” “Casablanca” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Ken Cinema often holds screenings at midnight, and on occasion, will participate in local film festivals. Added bonus: theater ticket prices at the Ken are only $7.50-$10, depending on the day – what a steal!
While in Kensington, dinner at French restaurant Bleu Boheme is a must. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic, and the glow of soft candlelight adds a special quality to the space. A perfect spot for date night, Bleu Boheme is also popular during happy hour, held nightly from 5 to 6 p.m. in the bar area. I recommend starting with mussels and frites, offered in about eight different varieties. The Les Moules Frites a la Moutarde has a dijon mustard wine broth, creme fraiche and parsley that is rich, flavorful, and good enough to drink by itself as soup (we may have actually tested that theory…) On my next visit, I plan to try the Les Moules Frites au chorizo that has Spanish sausage, red bell peppers, saffron cream, shallots and garlic. The frites are deliciously garlic-y and taste great thrown into the moules broth.
One of their most popular entrees, the Boeuf Bourguignon is rich, decadent and oh-so-filling. Julia Child would be proud. The beef short rib is served with red wine sauce, mushrooms, bacon, carrots, potatoes, and caramelized pearl onions. Ask about their daily specials like the oscar-style rainbow trout. For dessert, go for the Brioche aux Mangue, brioche bread pudding with mango, toasted coconut, spiced rum caramel and cardamom whipped cream. Their daily selection of house-made ice cream is totally worth the calories. Or, finish off the meal with a glass of sweet port wine. Decadence is the name of the game at Bleu Boheme. Bon appetit!