Archive for March, 2008

Tins & Tees Travel Far And Wide…

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

We are so pleased with all the support and interest in Moondance Diner and would like to thank all of those who have chosen to be part of this adventure with Vince and I. We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to Moondance fans. Our goal to open the first part of June is within reach and those of you who have asked for t-shirts and tins have certainly become part of this experience. We’ve had orders from NYC, New Jersy, California, Alabama, Louisiana, Alaska, Oregon, Pennsylvania…. I am so excited each day to get the opportunity to chat with all of you. We have also received fascinating phone calls and letters with newspaper clippings from all over. Vince & I have always felt that Moondance Diner belongs to the people. Your continued support will bring the Magic of Moondance to life again. Thank you. We look forward to opening and the opportunity to share our love of good food and service at the Diner. 

And The Oscar Goes To….

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Well Moondance Diner, at least its menu, had another brush with fame with a cameo appearance in the Oscar-nominated blockbuster Michael Clayton starring George Clooney. Several months ago an interested fan of Moondance Diner e-mailed us indicating about the brief scene featuring the Moondance Diner Menu (the 2007 Soho menu) in this movie. Just recently our friend from Manhattan, Frederic Swartz,  also e-mailed confirming it as well. Finally Vince & I watched the movie a day or two before the Oscars Show and sure enough it was right there; quite exciting to see the tell-tale emblem on the papers taken from the brief case of the down-spiralling attorney Michael Clayton (George Clooney) has been assigned to “fix”. It is very quick but if one pays close attention about 50 minutes into the film the Moondance Menu is very recognizable. Up until its final days in New York City, Moondance Diner was a uniquely memorable experience; obviously still intriguing to the film industry. The excitement with Moondance Diner is endless. Although the movie did not receive the Oscar; reaching second or third place in such a renowed forum can’t be all that bad!

Moondance Rises

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Jeff Gearino and the Casper Star Tribune crew recently visited Labarge to catch up on progress of the Moondance.  Check out the two stories that appeared in the Casper Star Tribune today and a web video that accompanied them.

Moondance Rises - Casper Sar Tribune, March 3, 2008
Menu Remains Under Wraps - Casper Star Tribune, March 3, 2008
Moondance Diner Update - Video of construction site, moondance sign in storage, and interview with Cheryl, March 3, 2008